Marines over Helmand...

Marines over Helmand...

Postby TonyO on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 7:16 pm

In May, Neil Dunridge and I were lucky to hit the deserts of Afghanistan for some time with the ISAF forces there. Now some of our articles have been published I thought I would a few images from our time with the US Marine Corps. Neil's article on fixed-wing ops can be found in the latest edition of Combat Aircraft. I will update this thread with images from the rotary-wing operations once the second half of his stuff has been published!

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Trash-haulers and Harvest Hawk!

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UAV Action!

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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Epic Formacion on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 7:19 pm

Finally!
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby hedgerowops on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 7:49 pm

Nice very nice excuse my ignorance but what are the thing's on the outer pylon's on the Herk?
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby TonyO on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 7:54 pm

hedgerowops wrote:Nice very nice excuse my ignorance but what are the thing's on the outer pylon's on the Herk?
Chris


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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby shaggie on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 8:07 pm

very,very nice Mr O ,love the Harriers
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Mr Flibble on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 8:38 pm

Great stuff Mr O!

Rather interested in those gunship grey Harriers.

Will be starting a 1/48 version soon - interested in the loadouts they had.

Thanks for posting!
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby BatmanIX on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 10:14 pm

Jubberly!! as one would say. :rock:

Look forward to some more.

Cheers,
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby hedgerowops on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 10:26 pm

Thank's for the reply Tony i thought they looked offensive.
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby PeterR on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 10:28 pm

Those Harvest-Hawks are an awesome piece of kit. Good shooting! :clap:
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Davef68 on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 10:29 pm

Very nice, especially the Harriers - and good shoot on the Harvest Hawk!!

Mr Flibble wrote:Great stuff Mr O!

Rather interested in those gunship grey Harriers.



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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby RichPittman on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 12:45 am

Very nice Tony
Especially the Av8s! :cool:
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby jwarnerxh558 on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 9:25 am

I didnt realise what the Harvest Hawks were for! :shock:
Great set! :yahoo:
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby lozza on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 10:24 am

Great set of shots thanks for sharing
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby andyxh558 on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 10:28 am

Great pictures Mr O, must have been some experience.
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Ian A.S. on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 12:58 pm

Terrific set of photos Tony, the cockpit shot on finals is really impressive thanks for sharing

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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby IanH on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 1:17 pm

Harriers look superb Tony. Cracking set.

Regards, Ian
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby danoz on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 3:39 pm

Fantastic stuff Tony! Love those AV8'S. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby SHARFA2 on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 3:55 pm

Great to see the Flying Nightmares!!
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Mark K on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 5:09 pm

Was worth waiting for these Mr O. Cracking set! Those AV8's look very nice as does that C-130 cockpit shot.

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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Kenny on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 10:50 am

Super pics again Tony

Gotta love those AV-8s!

Whenever I sit in the flight deck for landing (often), the pilots always tell me not to use the flash. That's for scheduled flights which they do often, you've used a flash on a non standard op flight. Looks much better
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Stu on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 12:31 pm

Very nice indeed :clap: :clap:
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Koen L on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 6:38 pm

Harvest Hawk is excellent and good to see some Harriers as well Tony!
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Chris G on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 8:49 pm

Wow, never even knew that version of the C-130 existed, looks awesome. Great set of pics btw. :topbombing:
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Re: Marines over Helmand...

Postby Crossbow on Wed 23 Nov 2011, 10:41 pm

Hey Tony,

Nice work mate.I am impressed!!!

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