The last of a rare breed (more added on page 2)

The last of a rare breed (more added on page 2)

Postby ChrisL on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 8:48 pm

Some images taken over the last few years.

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Anyone with more than just a passing interest in Greek A-7s might want to pick up a current copy of Air International which has an indepth article by Ian Harding (IanH) which is well worth a read.
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby Chucky on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 9:02 pm

Lovely shots of a rare plane :clap:
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby hedgerowops on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 9:21 pm

I'm likeing these a lot you've got some superb pic's there :clap:
thank's for posting regards Chris
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby Maisie on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 9:26 pm

Proper stunning shots there of a really nice aircraft!! Thanks!
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby RoverDriver on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 9:33 pm

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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby JohnF on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 9:54 pm

A stunning set of photos of a fantastic aircraft, particularly the TA-7C's. :clap:
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby jwarnerxh558 on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 10:02 pm

Excelent set, really enjoyed looking at them. lets hope we get one last look at these sometime in 2012!
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby RickIngham on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 10:45 pm

Simply beautiful Chris :clap: What I would give to go to Greece to shoot these, I'm guessing the T-2's have gone now too?
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby ciaranchef on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 2:38 am

Just brilliant, what a super post...excellent pictures of a beautiful plane....
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby cwbalmer on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 7:43 am

Stunners!

Boy are they weathered!
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby FERG on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 12:27 pm

Fantastic compilation. Thanks.

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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby sylvancatharsis on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 2:24 pm

Now there's a feast! Really liking the two lined up with the 737 overhead, plus the two that follow. The A-7 is a truly under-appreciated aircraft and you've done the ol' beast justice with this set.
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby SHARFA2 on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 10:40 pm

Fantastically Filthy - love everyone of those photos.
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby 3Greens on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 10:25 am

Excellent ..everyone a stunner :clap:
You just have to smile at the Greek approach to 'turnout'. Two similarly weathered and worn A7s displayed at IAT some years back and were
parked next to 2 'pristine' and 'squeaky clean' A7Ds from Pittsburgh ANG - their aircrew could not believe their eyes.
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby scotthldr on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 3:10 pm

RickIngham wrote: I'm guessing the T-2's have gone now too?



The Buckeyes are alive and well, and will be for a few years yet.

Great shots Chris, are these shots recent or from your time out there a couple of years back snd did you hear anything on how long 336M will continue on the A7?
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby ChrisL on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 10:56 pm

Many thanks for all the kind comments.

by scotthldr on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 4:10 pm

Great shots Chris, are these shots recent or from your time out there a couple of years back and did you hear anything on how long 336M will continue on the A7?


Nothing very recent, mostly May and November 2010. At the time there was no talk of the A-7 finishing but there have been more recent rumours of both the A-7 and the RF-4E going but as far as I know nothing official yet :sad:
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby BatmanIX on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 11:08 pm

Simply stunning set of images Chris! :topbombing:

Cheers,
Paul
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby bigcrow on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 4:54 pm

Top work Chris every single one... :clap:
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby Hurk6 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 5:38 pm

ChrisL wrote:At the time there was no talk of the A-7 finishing but there have been more recent rumours of both the A-7 and the RF-4E going but as far as I know nothing official yet :sad:
Hi Chris/All

Info I got two weeks back.. "Hellenic AF is due for some major cuts. AgCats are already out since last Spring. A-7 might go as soon as February. The final word on that is due this week. We will know more on the A-7 within this week. There is a chance that 336 Sqn will keep them flying (mainly the TA-7C and some A-7E) on Lead In Fighter Training role due to lack of anything better and since the T-2 can't cope with that. (Buckeyes will keep flying though). RF-4 will be retired very soon (only four are flying now), as soon as the new F-16 Block 52+ Advanced will have IOC on the DB-110 recce pod".

Keep you informed if.
Regards, Paul.
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby ChrisL on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 8:29 am

Thanks for the update Paul, any additional info would be much appreciated.
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby RichPittman on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 1:24 pm

Fantastic chris
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby MikeH on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 2:37 pm

Superb images Chris. :clap:
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby Cliffair on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:35 pm

ChrisL wrote:Many thanks for all the kind comments.

by scotthldr on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 4:10 pm

Great shots Chris, are these shots recent or from your time out there a couple of years back and did you hear anything on how long 336M will continue on the A7?


Nothing very recent, mostly May and November 2010. At the time there was no talk of the A-7 finishing but there have been more recent rumours of both the A-7 and the RF-4E going but as far as I know nothing official yet :sad:


Super set Chris,

My friend in Greece tells me that the A7 are due to go this year but the RF4E have maybe up to five years :)
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Re: The last of a rare breed

Postby Vixen1 on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 10:21 am

What a wonderful beast. Fantastic access too. Shame to see her go this year. Great coverage and impossible to pick a favourite. :smile:
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