A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 13th Sept 17

A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 13th Sept 17

Postby bigcrow on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 2:14 pm

A real personal highlight for me was catching this ultra rare U-2S at RAF Fairford on Wednesday evening returning from a 10 hour mission snooping on the Russians. A pretty unique fit, ASARS nose, ruby pods on the wings & a Spur Dorsal with CDL link. Complete with Jaguar F Type chase car... :rock:

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#2

Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#3

Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#4

Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#5

Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

#6

Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr
Last edited by bigcrow on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:49 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby CJS on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 2:42 pm

Wow, that's not something you see everyday is it! :shock:

Great pics of a great looking aircraft, thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby tankbuster on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 4:30 pm

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I behold that as beautiful, great pics
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 4:45 pm

Not jealous at all :grin:

Stunning shots of a stunning aircraft, top togging :clap: :clap: :cool:
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 5:28 pm

That is a marvellous set of pictures, of a fabulous old beast.
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby Seamus on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 5:35 pm

Great stuff as ever Stu, 4, 6 and 8 are absolute winners :clap:
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 5:36 pm

Absolutely stunning. :love:
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby Blackbird on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 7:21 pm

Superb :clap: :clap: - thank you very much indeed!

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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby Roughcutter on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 7:53 pm

Cracking set of shots, you lucky chap :clap:
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby planenuttoo on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 6:42 am

Nice pics, well done.
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:01 am

Great sequence in beautiful light. I love the head on shot.
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 15th Sept 17

Postby DriesE on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:33 am

Very nice pics :clap: , thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 13th Sept 17

Postby frank on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 9:45 am

Just had to say awesome - especially #3
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 13th Sept 17

Postby alanp on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 7:23 pm

All great, in fantastic light but No3 is the one.
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Re: A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 13th Sept 17

Postby stevebrodie on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 1:17 pm

#4 She has all the bumps in the right places, gorgeous photo
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