Tommy's Lynx Finale

Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby Tommy on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 8:04 pm

I've always loved the Lynx, alongside the Gazelle they were the first two helicopters that really got me hooked. I never really could do much to catch as many AH7s before they disappeared, and I didn't want to make the mistake with the AH9s.

(With some very helpful information from Rich gratefully received!) after info was published online about the Lynx stopping at Middle Wallop and Upavon, I was torn between the two, the latter being slightly less of a journey, and not shooting into the sun (not that it mattered in the end!). Late last night I decided to plump for Upavon. Sadly the weather was amazing before and after they arrived, but whilst they were present, a huge cloud plugged the sun just as they arrived.

Buuuuuut they are my only shots of "live" AH9s, and I knew that if I didn't make the effort today, I'd kick myself in the years to come.

ImageAH Ops by Tom Jones, on Flickr

The last of the sun fades away over the (bloody freezing!) countryside surrounds
ImageSuspended in a sunbeam by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageBright-Eyes by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageTrenchard fLines by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageOrder of Battle by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageNiner Flier by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageWestland Wanderer by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageFull Stop by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageHonour Guard by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageCat D by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageUp Awavon by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageValhalla Calls by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageLast growl by Tom Jones, on Flickr

Getting my 2018 off to a very early start! :grin:

As per, I'd love some C&C if anyone has any. Thanks for looking.

Tom
User avatar
Tommy
UKAR Staff

Re: Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby toom317 on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 8:21 pm

That's a nice shot of the 3 in the hover.
"Nice pics mate" comments only! No criticism please.

Equipment: Camera, Lens, Goretex Y fronts.
User avatar
toom317
UKAR Supporter

Re: Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:13 am

Nice shots Tommy, the light doesn't look too bad on some of them. :cool:
User avatar
jalfrezi
UKAR Staff

Re: Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby stevebrodie on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:16 am

Nice photos, i was stuck in the office and couldnt get over to Shawbury, so missed them :-(
Viper: Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees
User avatar
stevebrodie

Re: Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby Ian G on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 9:46 am

Lovely set, just a shame about the cloud!!! Wish I'd had chance to nip over to Shawbury but work got in the way unfortunately, very sad!
Ian Garfield Photography Website!

Flickr Photostream

I should probably be working. Will work for doughnuts.
User avatar
Ian G
UKAR Staff

Re: Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby wv383 on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:37 am

Nice set Tommy. One thing's been intriguing me seeing all the shots of the farewell. What's the pointy thing on the nose of the AH.9s? Head on it looks like a small black cross but from the side it's pointed. Never seen it on a Lynx before.
wv383

Re: Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby Tommy on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 1:49 pm

Thanks for the comments, all. :up:

wv383 wrote:Nice set Tommy. One thing's been intriguing me seeing all the shots of the farewell. What's the pointy thing on the nose of the AH.9s? Head on it looks like a small black cross but from the side it's pointed. Never seen it on a Lynx before.


I stand to be corrected, but its to do with the wire cutters on the airframe. One imagines the black point on the nose either directs a wire below it to the cutter just in front of the two appendages, or above the nose and up to the wire-cutter just above the cockpit.

They're not on (IIRC) most of the old AH7 fleet, but I presume given 657's special forces tasks, more low-level flying is required, & the risks of hitting power lines etc is greater?
User avatar
Tommy
UKAR Staff

Re: Tommy's Lynx Finale

Postby StuWeston on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 5:40 pm

Excellent Tommy, Number 2 is a real corker! :heyhey:
18
Sony A37
Tamron SP 150-600mm
Somerset.
User avatar
StuWeston


Return to Modern Military Photos

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Henk, Homebe and 23 guests