Ospreys over Helmand

Ospreys over Helmand

Postby TonyO on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:51 pm

Following on my first Afghan topic from late last year [http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38829&p=385629&hilit=Afghanistan#p385629] I thought I would post some of the Marine Corps rotary-wing assets involved in Operation Enduring Freedom. These MV-22s were assigned to VMM-264 'Black Knights' normally based at MCAS New River in North Carolina. The Ospreys were impressive to see, but despite their capabilities, Helmand isn't really big enough to get the best use out of them and they suffer a fair bit in the heat and the dust. Nonetheless, it was a great experience meet the crews, do interviews and as you can see some good access for snapping, especially at night.

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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby timuss on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:53 pm

Stunning but that last shot is something else :cool: :rock: :clap:
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby agdickie on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:53 pm

Well that's Picture of the Week sorted!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby shaggie on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 8:54 pm

All good shots Mr O ,but the last is a bit nice !!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby nigelblake on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:02 pm

A fine collection of shots, but that last one steals the show!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby andyxh558 on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:05 pm

That last one is something special. best of the year so far for me! :clap:
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby Benn George on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:10 pm

Loverly set but that last one stands out a mile!!!!!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:14 pm

Superb stuff - last one, as others have said, is a corker.

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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby TonyO on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:17 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Ace signature too - Peep Show fan I take it!? :grin:


It keeps me amused Dan! :grin:
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby IanH on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:26 pm

Yum yum Tony!!

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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby Mr Flibble on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:42 pm

Superb stuff, Mr. O.
I'm a bit bloody jealous of those air to air shots.
The last night shot is just fantastic.
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby RickIngham on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 11:42 pm

They will do Tony :clap: Last image for POTW and an idea for Phil in a year or so!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby PChaplin on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 11:48 pm

Another vote for the last one. A fine set of pictures, thanks for sharing. :smile:
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby Macc on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 1:29 am

TonyO wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Ace signature too - Peep Show fan I take it!? :grin:


It keeps me amused Dan! :grin:

You and I both, Peep Show is such a great program!

Excellent photos though, that last one is just something else!

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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby Ledhead27 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:25 am

It just has to be the last shot! However, the whole set is splendid!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby McG on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:47 am

Superb stuff Mr.O
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby A380FWWOW on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 12:48 pm

What a stunning set of shots, but the last one is the pick of the bunch! Wow. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby RichPittman on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 1:43 pm

Very nice Tony
Last one for me!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby IanOlder on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 5:06 pm

Rather nice set Tony, add my vote on the last shot for POTW.
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby Craig_85 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 6:22 pm

Excellent set, not wanting to join the sheep but that last shot, wow!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby urkles on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 7:01 pm

Absolutley amazing, crikey, I hope to get as good as this one day, brilliant shots
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby NordicAirpower on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 9:43 pm

Really great shots of a very special bird - congrats ;o)
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby KevinJ on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 9:48 pm

Had to log in and comment on these. Superb set Swiss, great to see some quality shots from downrange.
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby Bartek on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 10:02 pm

I'd love to go there someday...Gunner shot for me - great!
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Re: Ospreys over Helmand

Postby TLM on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 10:27 pm

Great images! Especially the last one. Nice to see them in the air, unlike the ones at Kandahar.
Peep show quote is quality also.

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