Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby comet4 on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 10:20 am

Following pictures of test aircraft in my Farnborough 1962 and Abingdon threads, which generated some favourable comment, I thought that I would do a thread specifically on test aircraft from RAE, ETPS, A&AEE and other operators. When I started, I didn't realise how many aircraft were involved, so if there is any interest in the subject, I can add a lot more pictures.

Graham

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Sea King ZB506

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Martin Baker Meteor WL419

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Hunter XL564

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Hawk XX341

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Harvard FT375

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Canberra WT309

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Canberra WK163

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Buccaneer XW987

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Basset XS743

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BAC.111 XX105

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Andover XS606
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights

Postby Cimmerian on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 11:39 am

Nice start. Look forward to seeing more.
Regards, Ken
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights

Postby Maisie on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 12:27 pm

Great colours, Would be great to see more especially any of the Buccaneer XW987?
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights

Postby adamp89 on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 12:58 pm

i guess the first seaking was used for the merlin hm1 radar trials??
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights

Postby SKYRAIDER on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 1:35 pm

Waw what a fantastic collection of photos, I love the Bucc XW987 and the Basset XS743, it would be great to see any more that you have,
cheers,
Rob
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights

Postby comet4 on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 1:02 pm

Here is the second batch of pictures including an extra one of Buccaneer XW987 for Maisie and the rarely seen Phantom XT597. Also of interest is Pilatus PC-9, the BAE trials aircraft.

Graham


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HS.748 XW750

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Buccaneer XW987

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Buccaneer XW988

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Canberra WK128

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Canberra XH568

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Jet Provost XS230

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Jaguar XX830

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Hunter XE601

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Gazelle XZ936

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Dakota ZA947

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Phantom XT597

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Pilatus PC-9 ZG969

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Scout XP849

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Wessex XR503
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 2nd Batch

Postby Hawkkeeper on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 3:38 pm

the 3 RAE/A&AEE Buccs are the same 3 in South Africa, all bought by Thunder city, but now out of use.
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 2nd Batch

Postby shaggie on Sun 21 Oct 2012, 9:06 am

lovely set
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 2nd Batch

Postby Andover on Sun 21 Oct 2012, 7:57 pm

Always love the 'Raspberries'. 31 different types wore that livery :shock: But it's now disappearing fast. :sad:

(Just one thing - XW750 wasn't officially an Andover.)

Have you got any of your user name - XV814?
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 2nd Batch

Postby swingy on Sun 21 Oct 2012, 10:43 pm

Great set. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 2nd Batch

Postby comet4 on Tue 23 Oct 2012, 10:33 am

Here is Batch 3 on this subject. Thanks to Andover for pointing out the correct identity of XW750. I'm pleased to tell him that I have found a picture of Comet XV814 for him - the only one I've got.

Graham

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BAC.111 ZE4321

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Basset XS770

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Canberra WH953

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Canberra WJ992

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Comet XV814

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Hawk XX343

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Hunter XE601 in raspberry ripple

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Hunter XL563

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Jaguar XX145

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Meteor WH453

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Navajo-Chieftain ZF622

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Sea King XV370

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Tornado ZA326
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 3rd Batch

Postby Maisie on Tue 23 Oct 2012, 10:54 am

Superb set again, I love that Comet too I really want to make a 72nd model of it!
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 3rd Batch

Postby Andover on Wed 24 Oct 2012, 5:55 pm

Maisie wrote:Superb set again, I love that Comet too I really want to make a 72nd model of it!


Funny you should say that...

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Made from card, balsa and plastic tubing! Markings, windows, aerials and touching up, as you can see, have yet to be applied.

Thanks for photo of '814 btw Graham. :up:
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - 3rd Batch

Postby comet4 on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 10:54 am

Here is the final batch of pictures. Canberra WH876 was an ejection seat test vehicle for A & AEE and Meteor WS838 was with the RAE.
Although I surprised myself with the number of pictures that I had, there are a few notable exceptions and would be obliged if anyone has pictures of any of the following aircraft in these test colours that they could post - Argosy, Bristol Freighter, Beverley, Britannia, Hastings and Sea Vixen.
Thanks for looking
Graham

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Andover XS646

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Basset XS743

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Buccaneer XV344

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Buccaneer XV344

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Canberra WH876

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Canberra WT333

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Comet XS235

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Devon VP959

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Harvard KF183

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Hawk XX342

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Hercules XV208

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Jaguar ZB615

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Lynx ZD560

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Meteor WS838

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Sea King ZF115
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby Maisie on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 12:12 pm

Andover, great work on that model!!

The Meteor WS838, where was that taken? Looks familiar from when I was a kid. Shame it's the final update I could look at Ripples all day! Superb post though, thanks!
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby Blackbird on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 11:12 pm

I've just been trawling my hard drive for my one photo of the Britannia - without any success so far :sad: ,but came across these three A&AEE aircraft which I hope are of interest.
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Not exactly Raspberry as we know it!
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Not RR at all.
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Proper RR.

The hunt for the Brit goes on.

Andy :smile:
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby Blackbird on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 11:15 pm

Found it!!
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby Maisie on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 12:10 pm

Britannia is stunning! What was the reg? Love the Viscounts though specially the full scheme one!
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby comet4 on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 1:32 pm

Blackbird wrote:Found it!!


Thanks to Blackbird for some of the missing pictures.


Maisie wrote:The Meteor WS838, where was that taken? Looks familiar from when I was a kid. Shame it's the final update I could look at Ripples all day! Superb post though, thanks!


The picture of WS838 was taken at Cosford in 1984. It is now at the Midland Aircraft Museum in different colours although it was in this scheme last time I saw it - perhaps this is where you saw it.

Graham
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby Maisie on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 1:44 pm

I was born in '84 so I may have seen it at a very early age! I'll have to ask my dad.
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby Blackbird on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 7:30 pm

Maisie wrote:Britannia is stunning! What was the reg?


Thank you! It was XX367 :smile:

Andy
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby tankbuster on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 3:37 pm

just viewed this four year old thread as Graham commented on my current similar thread. Some stonking pictures here. If I could have kept anything flying it would be that Brittania.
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 6:01 pm

Buccaneer 987 was in fact the last Buccaneer I saw flying.

They had gone from service with the RAF by then but lingered at Boscombe.
Anyway, sitting in my car at the end of Brize one midweek afternoon 987 came in, did a t&g and went round for a missed approach, over my head.......and off never to be seen in flight by me again.

Managed to get 2 pics of which 1 still survives in my files.
Got to love Russianhardware
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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby D90Man on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 11:39 pm

Here's one that you didn't mention - the VC10 that I think was based at Bedford....

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Re: Raspberry Ripples and other delights - Final Batch

Postby Blackbird on Tue 26 Jan 2016, 7:13 am

Love that VC10. I never got to see it unfortunately.

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