Royal International A-10 Review

Royal International A-10 Review

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 17 Jul 2011, 10:31 pm

Funny old weekend. Spent a day and a half at RIAT in the end, entirely down to the weather forecasts.

Spent today inside but weather put me off paying too much attention to flying, and with nothing else much to really grab my attention I went along and paid the A-10s a visit. I can't remember ever coming back from an airshow with so few photos, and probably half of those I took today were of the Hogs!

Nice to catch up with a few peoople. DanO, Tony, Shaggie, Stu and the guys and girls at Squadron Prints - Gill, Berry, MarkyMc and for the first time, AndyBeau.

Just one for now - will post some more tomorrow or something. Off to bed next... :cuppa:

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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 8:29 pm

Ta. As promised, some more A-10 photos... :roll:

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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby UK_Tomcat_Fan on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 8:33 pm

That A-10 has had some probe rubbing :shock:

Loving that black and white A-10 though
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby ranger703 on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 8:36 pm

10649 has certainly been in the wars! Battered nose due to numerous refuelling engagements. Quite surreal that its a year since I last saw and photographed that aircraft in Kandahar fully tooled up.
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby bigfatron on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 8:44 pm

The Vulcan picture is absolutely wonderful, as are the pics of an A-10 that clearly has a few miles on the clock and a tale or two to tell!
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby UK_Tomcat_Fan on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 8:47 pm

ranger703 wrote:10649 has certainly been in the wars! Battered nose due to numerous refuelling engagements. Quite surreal that its a year since I last saw and photographed that aircraft in Kandahar fully tooled up.


So during a refuel the prop pushes the door down, Or is the door actuated via the A-10?
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby Agg on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 9:02 pm

No, the refueling door is opened by the pilot.
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby PChaplin on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 10:03 pm

The A10 shots are superb, wish i'd managed to get some half as good. The second Dutch Apache shots is nicely done too :clap:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby Seamus on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 10:06 pm

Brilliant compositions chap, the wonky 10649 close up is a winner :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby aviationphoto on Mon 18 Jul 2011, 10:10 pm

Nice angles on the A-10 shots :clap: :clap:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby stuart n on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 12:26 pm

Top draw images of the A10 mate :clap: Good to see you and your old man, he was on top form as ever :grin:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby Macc on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 1:51 pm

These are beauties Dan, I'm surprised you were disappointed! You have no need to be. Some of the A-10 ones are smashing! Good to see RIAT placing it in the static once it became broken, a nice touch.
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby Tbolt on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 2:49 pm

Really great A-10 shots, I couldn't get this close to them. Love the Stearman shots as well.
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby Kenny on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 3:16 pm

Pretty special photos Dan. Glad to see you're still into your arty close ups.








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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 4:30 pm

Kenny wrote:(You're my inspiration)

:handbag: :kiss:

Thanks for the comments.

Chris - quite happy with some of the A-10 shots, but what annoys me is that they are just about the best I managed from two days at RIAT. Also irritates me to think of th light I 'wasted' shooting from Rhymes on the Saturday. Could have had some nice flyers and some better statics if I'd opted to use the tickets on Saturday instead. Wrong call. :wall:

Stu - good to see you too, albeit briefly. Was engrossed in conversation with Mark, Gill and Andy at the time, so apologies I didn't get the chance to have a proper chat with you and Candice.

Attached a final few photos, and a re-edit of the opening A-10...

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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby turbohampster on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 4:38 pm

Very nice the first A10 pic is top class love it! :clap:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby jonnyweb on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 4:54 pm

Nice pictures ,thanks for sharing

Looking at the A-10's engines ..The inner bit that is a cone shape (sorry don't know the exact terminology)..looks a different design from right to left engine ..just curious to know why ? if anybody can shed any light on it ...thanks in advance :smile:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 5:15 pm

jonnyweb wrote:Looking at the A-10's engines ..The inner bit that is a cone shape (sorry don't know the exact terminology)..looks a different design from right to left engine ..just curious to know why ? if anybody can shed any light on it ...thanks in advance :smile:

Just looks like a stencil marking (arrow heads I think), so they've probably changed the marking/decal design and swapped one of those part out for one that's been recently serviced in the new/different style. That would be my guess.
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby DeanW on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 6:19 pm

Superb stuff mate, that wonky A10 from the 2nd batch is pick of the bunch.

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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 6:27 pm

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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby F-86 on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 7:58 pm

Nice shots Dan, looks like A-10 649 has been used and abused. :clap:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby A380FWWOW on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 8:03 pm

As always a stunning set of shots from you! Its a pleasure to look at them but dont ask me to decide which I like best because there all great. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby Dapper Dan on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 8:55 pm

:drool: :yahoo: :clap: The first shot is a corker ..... can't beat the old Fairchild's
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Re: Royal International A-10 Review

Postby Distant Thunder on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 9:02 pm

Brilliant :clap: :clap: Love the A-10's
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