Lakenheath's 'MiG Killers' (More added from Tues 25th)

Lakenheath's 'MiG Killers' (More added from Tues 25th)

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 19 Sep 2012, 10:17 pm

Small selection from today at Lakenheath. But for a very busy 20-30 minute period where several aircraft were arriving, departing and overshooting, it was an otherwise slow day. Thanks to Gary (tomcatforever) for his assistance with frequencies and info etc.

On the plus side, it was nice to get some shots of a MiG killer...

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Couple from Mildenhall to end:

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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby 138EAW on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 8:47 am

Nice shots Dan glad to help :smile: , great capture of the double kill
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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby gary1701 on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 10:13 am

Hi Dan,

Very nice to see the close up of '156. I keep wondering if they're going through another 'phase' and remove all the stars, after seeing '010 the other week. Did you see any of the other airframes that should be marked?

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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby captain scarlet on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 10:31 am

Excellent set, well lit and pin sharp! :clap:
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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby Trevster on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 12:25 pm

Excellent set - love that final f-15 shot...
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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 1:15 pm

gary1701 wrote:Hi Dan,

Very nice to see the close up of '156. I keep wondering if they're going through another 'phase' and remove all the stars, after seeing '010 the other week. Did you see any of the other airframes that should be marked?

Gary

No others were seen - only a handful of jets up yesterday. I've got 6x 493 FS jets photographed, and there were just five up from the other two squadrons. It's that time again when they go quiet before the new financial year.

There were two C-17s and an Atlas 747 on the ground too. One of the C-17s left mid-afternoon. Are any of the based units deployed, or due to be?

I may try again next week, or perhaps give Brize a shot instead to hopefully catch a VC-10 before they're gone.
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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby gary1701 on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 7:17 pm

Hi again Dan,

Thanks for that, none of the other airframes in your pics should be marked so we'll have to wait and see. Only deployment I know of was a small batch of 492nd FS that went early on the Sunday morning of the recent Duxford weekend - don't know where. Not aware of any due but not really in the loop I'm afraid. There does seem to be a bit of a run on C-17s at both bases this week - but again, don't know why but as you suggest, it is usually connected with deployments. I know that some of the 100th deployed quietly last week, which is why there isn't many based tankers at Mildenhall at the moment.

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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 20 Sep 2012, 9:52 pm

gary1701 wrote:Thanks for that, none of the other airframes in your pics should be marked so we'll have to wait and see.

I think I've only posted pics of three jets. I checked the serials in my other shots and none of the other marked jets were flying anyway.
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Re: RAF Lakenheath

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 9:26 pm

A few more shots from today. I feared drawing a blank after 90 minutes of nothing happening, but at about 10:30 the base kicked into life and it was a steady stream from then onwards.

Nice to meet Nigel and Craig this evening too. :smile:

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Re: RAF Lakenheath (Updated Tues 25th)

Postby Koen L on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 9:39 pm

Some nice light there Dan. Good sunset shots as well!
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