Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.


Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby Yorkie_Pete. on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:13 am

Pictorial perfection. (Woolly) hats off to you! :worship:
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby Pat Murphy on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:51 am

Oh yes nice they are but number 4 is just peachy :clap:
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby redbearing on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 7:25 am

super stuff matey, :clap:

see you next week, dont forget the kettle!!! :biggrin:

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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby Stu on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 8:53 am

Nice selection :clap:
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby captain scarlet on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:24 pm

Different and very interesting . . . oh, and still superb! :worship:

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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby theskunk on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:31 pm

Just outstanding... amazing light

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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby KevinJ on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 12:32 pm

Well worth braving the conditions for those! No.2 gets my vote but they're all nice.
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby Mike Dodd on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 3:04 pm

Great images,beautiful colours - worth standing in the cold for!
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby Brew67 on Fri 03 Dec 2010, 8:23 pm

I'm always inspired by your photography and these are no exception absolutlely beautiful just amazing i can't really find the words.


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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby F-86 on Sat 04 Dec 2010, 12:06 pm

Lovely shots. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby Shocman on Sat 04 Dec 2010, 1:02 pm

Hi Nigel, wonderful shots!!!
I couldn´t find wich one I like more, the complete set are incredible. I remembered one scene in TOP GUN, with other two tail aircraft...

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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby squanderbug on Sat 04 Dec 2010, 3:38 pm

This is probably going to sound like a question supposed to be burbled from a thick person's mouth, but here goes. Why, in every photo I've seen of the 48th's Eagles, do they carry a AIM 120 and Sidewinder. I have even seen them carry them during air displays. So, why do they carry air to air weapons when they aren't required at the present time, is it a precaution?, or so they are ready for the worst case scenario?, look nice?

Beautiful shots by the way, I've always loved the compact and purposeful look of the F-15 and you've captured them perfectly :cool:

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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 04 Dec 2010, 3:42 pm

squanderbug wrote:This is probably going to sound like a question supposed to be burbled from a thick person's mouth, but here goes. Why, in every photo I've seen of the 48th's Eagles, do they carry a AIM 120 and Sidewinder. I have even seen them carry them during air displays. So, why do they carry air to air weapons when they aren't required at the present time, is it a precaution?, or so they are ready for the worst case scenario?, look nice?

Beautiful shots by the way, I've always loved the compact and purposeful look of the F-15 and you've captured them perfectly :cool:

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Certainly not a precaution, because they're training rounds (blue band on them).
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby KevinJ on Sat 04 Dec 2010, 8:44 pm

They use the heat-seeker heads on the Sidewinders during training missions, to get a 'tone' when acquiring the target aircraft. Not sure if the same is true for the AIM-120s as they use a radar seeker tied into the Eagle's radar, but I would imagine that is the only reason why they would hang them on the pylons.
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Re: Lakenheath, Eagles and winter sunset.

Postby T_J on Sun 05 Dec 2010, 1:57 pm

Superb, Nigel. Well worth braving the weather!

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