Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby boff180 on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 7:30 pm

Evening guys,

Those that have been following another thread will know that back in April on behalf of UKAR I attended a photo-call for the F-35A deployment.

Unfortunately for a variety of reasons, the photo-call was very short (drove out the main gate at 1030hrs), all images were vetted and there were no interviews or briefings allowed. In short, it meant there wasn't anything substantive to write about that wasn't a repeat of what was written elsewhere.

I had been holding back the images in case there was another article this year that they could be used for but with the year almost over, it's probably best to post them now.

I've split them into two parts, shots taken inside (every single F-35 shot taken inside was cleared for publication by 34thFS personnel before we even boarded the bus to go back to the car park) and outside.

Andy

Inside
ImageF-16BM 693 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15E 01-2000 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 14-5097 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 14-5094 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15C and F-15D by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15E by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 13-5081 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15C 84-0019 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 14-5096 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15E 91-0324 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15D 84-0044 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 14-5094 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15 Line-up by Andrew Evans, on Flickr


Outside
ImageF-35A, F-15C and F-15E photo flight by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15C 86-0154 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15C 84-0001 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 13-5081 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 13-5081 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 14-5094 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 14-5096 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-35A 14-5097 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
ImageF-15E 91-0324 by Andrew Evans, on Flickr
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 7:34 pm

First three shots are awesome. F-35 is especially hateful photographed alongside F-15s.
"You really are an oafish philistine at times!"
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby reheat module on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 8:44 pm

Some things are worth waiting for!
Cracking work.
Canon systems
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby Talldan76 on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 9:34 pm

Some nice work there!

I might be in the minority here, but the F-35 is growing on me a little bit. (not that much though).

Dan
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby Tommy on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 10:23 pm

First couple are belters, matey. :up:

To be fair, I do love the razor-sharp lines on stealth aircraft, and the way they so clearly divide the light. Still fugly, though.
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby st24 on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 11:31 pm

Some nice captures. Eagles still totally own the place...
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby dconnery1966 on Sun 12 Nov 2017, 11:53 am

Superb selection there Andy brilliant mate :clap:

Dougie :biggrin:
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 14 Nov 2017, 1:04 pm

Lovely shots Andy, nice to see.

Just out of idle curiosity, what sort of shots weren't allowed to see the light of day ? I assume 'face' shots of personnel and perhaps buildings ?
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby boff180 on Tue 14 Nov 2017, 6:27 pm

Airwolfhound wrote:Lovely shots Andy, nice to see.

Just out of idle curiosity, what sort of shots weren't allowed to see the light of day ? I assume 'face' shots of personnel and perhaps buildings ?

Thanks

Nose-on
Tail-on
Close Ups of the Helmet
Close Ups of any Sensor

Andy
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby Airwolfhound on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 12:39 pm

Thanks for the reply Andy, I did wonder :smile:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby jag636 on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 3:09 pm

Nice st of pics, though I too question the point of the 35 as it seems only capable of carriage of you lunch box internally, so no long range tanks or external extra stores for sustained attack profiles. I have never been keen on buying it and still feel its over priced :sad:
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Re: Lightning without a storm - Lakenheath April 2017

Postby cg_341 on Wed 15 Nov 2017, 3:25 pm

jag636 wrote:so no long range tanks or external extra stores for sustained attack profiles.

You mean like this?

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Six GBU-12s, two AIM-120s and two AIM-9Xs deems pretty impressive for a "sustained" attack profile to me.
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