Your Rarest Catch

Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Tommy on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 2:09 pm

That's 10% of the entire (still existing) B-2 population in one shot, though. Pretty fine. :up:
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Col. Chibani on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 10:27 pm

My rarest catch is, depressingly, my oldest catch : An-225 & Buran at Le Bourget 1989, during the trade days. Unbelievingly, not only access was granted in these blessed years in front of the "chalets", but this area was (as shown by my other shots) almost totally empty !

ImageAn-225 + Bourane by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr
Taken with the compact camera of my parents, with no telelens nor zoom.

PS : I have a complete photo collection of each & every Paris Air Show since 1989. If I can find some time, I will put them on the "Golden Oldies" section.
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Tuckat on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 4:29 pm

Sea Harrier from the Indian Navy at Yeovilton, late 84 or early 85,

ImageVL04 1984 by Phil Roberts, on Flickr
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Postby phantom6 on Sun 21 Jan 2018, 5:03 pm

This is the only one left in the world so it has to be my rarest

Image1-IMG_0146 by victor priday, on Flickr

Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby SuffolkBlue on Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:08 pm

A 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 from Kadena on the ramp at Hickam AFB, September 2011

USAF Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - Hickam AFB, Hawaii by Chris Day, on Flickr
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby iaint on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 8:59 pm

Bit regretful that I didn't just say sod it and photograph Afghan Mi-17s and An-32s when I was at Kandahar, and the Afghan MiG-21 photo I took doesn't count as it was out of service as a Gate Guard... Instead, I suppose these three photos will have to be called my rarest catches...
Qatar Emiri Air Force Commando helicopters at Doha Internationa Airport. Excuse the quality, these were shot through an A330 window whilst taxiing for depature towards the Maldives...

ImageIMG_6007v2 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageQA20 - Westland Commando by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageQA34 - Westland Commando by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 9:37 pm

Well, obviously my first thought was to Wonsan - KPAAF MiGs and Sukhois are, of course, about as rare as you can get. But there were over a hundred people there, so I'm far from the only one to get shots - bordering on common as muck. So what could be rarer than the world's most closed-off air force? How about North Korean general aviation? Very few have seen this, the country's very own indigenous microlight, the Hulbeol.

ImageDPRK Hulbeol (Honeybee) Microlight by Sam Wise, on Flickr
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby wallace on Thu 25 Jan 2018, 7:07 pm

I think I was the only person in the country to get a photo of this one as it staged through Glenrothes on its way to Italy.
ImageN40040 Piaggio P.136, Glenrothes 07 by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
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