50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby Fred Martin on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 3:44 pm

Probably the only aircraft in RAF service to have its apearance impoved , compared to its previous green /grey camouflage , the Lightning sported a variety of two & three tone grey schemes during its final years of service . I think this selection of Kodachrome slides speaks for itself . Just a shame that they wern't reverted to their original natural metal state .

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Thanks for looking & enjoy , Fred .
Last edited by Fred Martin on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 9:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lghtnings !

Postby phantomboy on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 4:30 pm

Excellent, Thanks for sharing. :smile:
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lghtnings !

Postby Fleet flyer on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 7:10 pm

Brilliant set of photos :clap: English Electric Lightings !!! :yahoo: i can look at these all day.
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lghtnings !

Postby Westy on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 7:31 pm

Its been a while but always worth the wait :clap:
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lghtnings !

Postby LightningMk6 on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 10:39 pm

Lovely crisp photos as you would expect from Fred, superb
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby Tuckat on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 3:58 pm

Nice post, wonderful pics, thanks very much for sharing :clap:
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby PeteM on Tue 25 Feb 2014, 10:48 am

Excellent images :clap:
They looked good in the Grey schemes but I may be in a small minority as I actually preferred the grey/green cammo .
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby King Cobra on Thu 24 Apr 2014, 10:46 pm

Oh yes. More please.
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby The Flying Barrel on Fri 25 Apr 2014, 7:44 am

Great images of a superb subject, one of the tail codes is BK2? Anyone know the reason?
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby st24 on Fri 25 Apr 2014, 8:09 am

Lovely stuff

The Flying Barrel wrote:Great images of a superb subject, one of the tail codes is BK2? Anyone know the reason?


The 1984 11Sqn display season (flown by John Aldington) had two F3s - BK1 and spare BK2, the "BK" presumably merely relating to "Binbrook" as B* was the 11Sqn code sequence..
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XR726 - different main-wheel?

Postby NickB on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 3:16 pm

The main wheel on XR726 (7th picture down) looks different to the rest - slightly 'dished' as opposed to the flat surface of the main wheel on the other airframes. An optical illusion or have others spotted this?
Geeky I know, but had to ask!
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Re: XR726 - different main-wheel?

Postby adamp89 on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 7:57 pm

NickB wrote:The main wheel on XR726 (7th picture down) looks different to the rest - slightly 'dished' as opposed to the flat surface of the main wheel on the other airframes. An optical illusion or have others spotted this?
Geeky I know, but had to ask!


alright, I'll give you that, it looks dished to me
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby ciaranchef on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 10:05 pm

Just brilliant, a true classic!!!!
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby flashman8 on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 9:01 am

great pics of a true classic, I love the Lightning no matter what colour(s) its in....... :yahoo:
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby RichardS on Fri 04 Jul 2014, 6:50 pm

Hi, lovely pics.
Curious about the pic of black tailed BA. Was this taken on the 11 Sqn reunion day, the spring after the rather wet Last Last lightning Show? If so, we were standing almost next to one another!
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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 4:22 pm

Binbrook used to be one of my very favourite spotting destinations, with flying to and beyond dusk even on long summer evenings when all the Phantom aircrew at the other bases had quit at tea and toast time.

Sitting on a post and rails fence by the crash gate with our legs on the inside of the fence, pilots waving as they taxied out.... happy days.

Thanks for posting!

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Re: 50 Shades of Grey.......Lightnings !

Postby BatmanIX on Fri 05 Dec 2014, 4:31 am

Lovely stuff!

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