Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby MikeH on Tue 09 Dec 2014, 9:01 pm

Some images from the last time they came to the UK in numbers to train at the North Sea ACMI range:

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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby Tommy on Tue 09 Dec 2014, 9:56 pm

Cool stuff. I didn't realise that Drakens could be so wonky on the ground!
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby Talldan76 on Thu 11 Dec 2014, 12:55 pm

Nice set...

They look as though they're about the topple over in some of them!!

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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby Westy on Fri 12 Dec 2014, 10:55 am

Lovely images as usual - can't help struggling to take the Austrian National markings seriously, when they look like something you'd expect to see in a James Bond film, or on Captain Scarlet :lol:
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby Agg on Fri 12 Dec 2014, 11:05 am

Great set, the Draken is by far the most beautiful machine to come out of Sweden. I really like the picture with the two Drakens and the spotters on the ground :)
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby toom317 on Fri 12 Dec 2014, 1:07 pm

The Nomad exercise was a must for me back when they were on. Some great aircraft seen during those. Are those Digi or scans?
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby MikeH on Fri 12 Dec 2014, 2:14 pm

toom317 wrote: Are those Digi or scans?


Early Digital - EOS D60
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby st24 on Fri 12 Dec 2014, 4:19 pm

MikeH wrote:
toom317 wrote: Are those Digi or scans?


Early Digital - EOS D60


Lovely stuff Mike and they said digital wouldn't last!! :whistle: You've caught the 2 wheels cornering perfectly- the Austrians certainly didn't hang about!
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby DeanW on Sat 13 Dec 2014, 3:54 pm

Great stuff Mike, particularly #4. I saw the aircraft arriving for the exercise that year, one of the moments that really helped get me hooked on the hobby.

Tommy wrote:Cool stuff. I didn't realise that Drakens could be so wonky on the ground!

'Drive it like you stole it' comes to mind.
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby Ledhead27 on Sat 13 Dec 2014, 10:24 pm

Cracking set Dean, the Austrian Drakens were always on my hit list! Looks like they have some epic suspension too! :grin:
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby MikeH on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 10:44 am

Ledhead27 wrote:Cracking set Dean,


Thanks... erm, Brian? :whistle:

The geometry of the landing gear resulted in the uneven stance due to the legs being unable to re-extend. On parking up the pilots could sometimes be seen jumping on the wings to level them up.
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby Ledhead27 on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:26 am

Jesus I'm going mad sorry Mike :lol: looks like the need some Citroen DS oleo pneumatic suspension
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby foxfour on Sun 14 Dec 2014, 5:05 pm

Great light on all of these, excellent set.
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby glyn on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 8:22 pm

Those were the days eh.Lovely
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby exdraken on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 11:34 pm

fantastic!!!!

thanks for posting them in such a high quality!
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Re: Austrian Drakens at RAF Waddington 2002.

Postby Pat Murphy on Wed 24 Dec 2014, 5:37 pm

Happy memories. Managed to hoodwink the better half into returning to North Wales from Suffolk via Waddo for the "I didn't know they were here" Drakens :grin: . Great stuff :clap:
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