92 Squadron Lightnings - third batch added

92 Squadron Lightnings - third batch added

Postby King Cobra on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 12:30 pm

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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby DanBeeden on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 12:34 pm

That first image - breathtaking :clap:
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby swingy on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 1:00 pm

Have to agree that first one is something else. That scheme ould look great on a Typhoon.

thanks for posting.
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby ciaranchef on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 2:23 pm

Agree with the others..superb set but particularly the first one... :clap:
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby King Cobra on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 3:40 pm

swingy wrote:Have to agree that first one is something else. That scheme ould look great on a Typhoon.

thanks for posting.


92, along with 19, were due to be the first unit equipped with the Eurofighter as it was called then so every excuse to model a Tiffie in 92's markings.
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby silver fox on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 7:00 pm

Superb pics, thanks for posting.

The first pic brilliant, then look at it again, go off in a corner and have a little weep,I doubt very much that we can even assemble those sort of numbers of fast movers in one place now, let alone a line up of operational aircraft ready to go.
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Rory76 on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 8:49 pm

Lightning Porn!!! :rock: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Love the line up in the first one!
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby edpop1944 on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 2:29 am

Great stuff.................especially the first one. Any shots with the wing tanks on the top of the wings????? I am amazed how they did that and why they did that!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby King Cobra on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 9:42 am

edpop1944 wrote:Great stuff.................especially the first one. Any shots with the wing tanks on the top of the wings????? I am amazed how they did that and why they did that!!!!!!!!!

Ed


Never saw an F2/F2A with wing tanks so no pics I'm afraid. The reason for the over wing tanks was that there was no room to put them under the wing. I don't think the Lightning was cleared for combat while carrying them so they were a rare sight at the best of times.
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Maisie on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:44 am

First one is a stunner, thank you!
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Cimmerian on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 12:19 pm

Great shots. I like the line-up shot but the last one is my favourite.
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby King Cobra on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 3:37 pm

King Cobra wrote:
edpop1944 wrote:Great stuff.................especially the first one. Any shots with the wing tanks on the top of the wings????? I am amazed how they did that and why they did that!!!!!!!!!

Ed


Never saw an F2/F2A with wing tanks so no pics I'm afraid. The reason for the over wing tanks was that there was no room to put them under the wing. I don't think the Lightning was cleared for combat while carrying them so they were a rare sight at the best of times.


Just checked with my Lightning techie mates and they say that over wing tanks were never carried by the F2/F2A. F6 most certainly did though.
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby MikeH on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 5:58 pm

That first image is iconic. :clap: It wouldn't get on Airliners.net however as it's not level. :roll: :smile:
Is there any chance it could be edited? :question:
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Traveller on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 7:58 pm

When I see old photos like this I like to look on google earth. Greenham Common was a good one for that where there were some remenants idenifiable like marks on the concrete. But this one has the parking area more curved and the hangars look to come off the tower at a straight angle. On GE they don't! Perhaps I need to go and get some fresh air and not worry...............
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Gustav on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:00 pm

Remember when i was a school-boy standing on the west side on the banks of river ems
lightnings coming in very low overhead a small wooden fence. Good old days...
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby King Cobra on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 8:44 pm

MikeH wrote:That first image is iconic. :clap: It wouldn't get on Airliners.net however as it's not level. :roll: :smile:
Is there any chance it could be edited? :question:


What makes you think I'd want to put it on Airlienrs.net? :)
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby MikeH on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 9:03 pm

King Cobra wrote:
What makes you think I'd want to put it on Airlienrs.net? :)


It wasn't a suggestion, merely an observation. I'm sure Leconfield doesn't have a slope like that. Levelling an image isn't that difficult and would make it look a whole lot better - its still a great image though. :smile:

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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Blackbird on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:00 pm

Excellent, but that first shot is really something :clap: :tongue: :clap:

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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby King Cobra on Wed 13 Jun 2012, 11:59 pm

MikeH wrote:
King Cobra wrote:
What makes you think I'd want to put it on Airlienrs.net? :)


It wasn't a suggestion, merely an observation. I'm sure Leconfield doesn't have a slope like that. Levelling an image isn't that difficult and would make it look a whole lot better - its still a great image though. :smile:


I do know how to level an image just didn't think anybody would kick up such a fuss. :)
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Traveller on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 7:55 am

What also amazes me is that this was only 19 years after the end of WW2!!!!
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Fmk.6john on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 11:28 am

What is more amazing is that Leconfield shot has fifteen airframes in it from several different squadrons, all that only ten years after first flight of the prototype and a mere 4 after the fist airframe entered squadron service, how long did the Eurofighter take?, I suppose we were a great nation...........once :sad:


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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby MikeH on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 5:20 pm

King Cobra wrote:I do know how to level an image just didn't think anybody would kick up such a fuss. :)


:surrender:
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby King Cobra on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 8:11 am

MikeH wrote:
King Cobra wrote:I do know how to level an image just didn't think anybody would kick up such a fuss. :)


:surrender:


:) :up:

P.S. Have straightened it for you and linked to the new image in the original post. :smile:
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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby Dragon Rapide on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 8:54 am

Setting aside that silly fuss over nothing - what a terrific set of pictures. :clap: The Lightning still takes some beating for raw power and boy did we get some of that in its heyday at airshows!! :biggrin:
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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Re: 92 Squadron Lightnings

Postby King Cobra on Tue 19 Jun 2012, 9:36 am

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