AWACs in the dark

AWACs in the dark

Postby nigelblake on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 11:05 pm

The E3 that was circuit bashing at Mildehall tonight.....

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 11:09 pm

Oooh, nice! What time was this?

Came home from Lakenheath after the last jet of the afternoon wave was back in at around 17:00. Were they flying nights too?
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby nigelblake on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 11:18 pm

This was about 6:50 onwards, I was at LN for a while before that and Marham earlier!
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 11:22 pm

nigelblake wrote:This was about 6:50 onwards, I was at LN for a while before that and Marham earlier!

Oh, whereabouts at Lakenheath? We were at the forest entry in the morning and afternoon, with a break for lunch at Mildenhall.

Did anything else from Lakenheath fly this evening?
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby nigelblake on Tue 04 Oct 2011, 11:36 pm

I was at the spotters car park for the last arrivals, I don't think anything else flew, looked like Marham were up later though!
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby captain scarlet on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 7:54 am

Absolutely brilliant nigel, am always impressed (and very envious) of your night shots. :worship:

Am drawn to the last one - like the light beams shining ahead of it. :clap:

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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby redbearing on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 8:05 am

you got em, well done when do the speeding tickets arrive?, you said the light was good, but you were wrong, it was stunning, a great set as always :clap: :clap:

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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby rv8tor on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 6:17 pm

Love the last one,ethereal i think is the word.
Sunshine and showers tommorow so Marham will be bathed in wonderful light,just hope there are some sunlit aeroplanes to frame
against the angry skies.... :confused:
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby Davef68 on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 8:47 pm

LOvely photos - definitely an RAF E-3, no-one else has the wing tip pods
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby Hawkkeeper on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 9:23 pm

Davef68 wrote:LOvely photos - definitely an RAF E-3, no-one else has the wing tip pods


plus you can see the UK national marking roundel & Sqn colour bars on the fuselage side.
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby jonf45 on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 6:10 pm

Stunning shots, such beautiful colours :clap:

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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby nigelblake on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 7:47 pm

Many thanks for the comments, It's ZH101 an RAF E3D AEW1.
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby gallers74 on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 8:14 pm

truly stunning
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Re: AWACs in the dark

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 8:47 pm

STUNNING. Absolutely stunning! :clap:

We'll struggle to get better sunset shots than those in a while! Angry looking skies too. 1, 4 and 5 for me, well done Nigel :clap:
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