Military Photography Review 2017

Military Photography Review 2017

Postby Seamus on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 1:41 pm

Afternoon all,

It's that time of year where I like to look back over my year's images and share some of the highlights. It's been a pretty busy year, so rather than one all singing and dancing thread like Tommy's, I've decided to split the military side of things from the airshows and events.

My year began earlier than usual, with a trip to SPTA in January to catch the visiting Norwegians on exercise.

ImageBell 412SP 163 Royal Norwegian Air Force SPTA 22/01/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBell 412SP 163 Royal Norwegian Air Force SPTA 22/01/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBell 412SP 145 Royal Norwegian Air Force SPTA 22/01/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

In April, I ventured up to Keevil to catch a mass exodus of helicopters during Joint Warrior. The Atlas was a pleasant bonus.

ImageBoeing Chinook HC4 ZH775 Royal Air Force Keevil 02/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Puma HC2 ZJ954 Royal Air Force Keevil 02/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAirbus A400M Atlas C1 ZM412 Royal Air Force Keevil 02/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Puma HC2 XW214 Royal Air Force Keevil 02/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing Chinook HC4 ZA677 Royal Air Force Keevil 02/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Later that month, a few local catches during a couple of evenings after work.

ImageLockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C4 ZH865 Royal Air Force Mid Devon 10/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C4 ZH865 Royal Air Force Mid Devon 10/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C4 ZH865 Royal Air Force Mid Devon 10/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3i ZJ118/B Royal Navy Dartmoor 19/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3i ZJ118/B Royal Navy Dartmoor 19/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3i ZJ118/B Royal Navy Dartmoor 19/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3i ZJ118/B Royal Navy Dartmoor 19/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A busy June involved a couple of trips to Fairford for the BALTOPS bomber deployment, as well as a bonus Italian at Brize.

ImageRockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0084/EL US Air Force RAF Fairford 09/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0002/LA US Air Force RAF Fairford 09/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageRockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0084/EL US Air Force RAF Fairford 09/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageRockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0084/EL US Air Force RAF Fairford 11/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0021/LA US Air Force RAF Fairford 11/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageRockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0084/EL US Air Force RAF Fairford 11/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageRockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0084/EL US Air Force RAF Fairford 11/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0021/LA US Air Force RAF Fairford 11/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePanavia Tornado IDS CSX 7041 Italian Air Force RAF Brize Norton 09/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

The following week, my first foreign trip for Tiger Meet. A bit low key perhaps compared to previous events, but I absolutely loved it!

ImageDassault Rafale M 36 Aeronavale BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale C 143/30-GV Armee de L'Air BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 36 Aeronavale BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGrumman E-2C Hawkeye 2 Aeronavale BAN Landivisiau 15/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F/A-18C Hornet J-5011 Swiss Air Force BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale B 324/30-HV Armee de L'Air BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAerospatiale AS-342M Gazelle 4145/GBY Armee de Terre BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGeneral Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon FA-94 Belgian Air Component BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 11 Aeronavale BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSaab 105OE 1125/RE-25 Austrian Air Force BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 10 Aeronavale BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGrumman E-2C Hawkeye 2 Aeronavale BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon S MM7310/36-32 Italian Air Force BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAerospatiale Sa-330B Puma 1244/DDO Armee de Terre BAN Landivisiau 14/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

In July, I managed to squeeze another trip to SPTA in between Yeovilton and RIAT, a productive afternoon including my first Puma up there.

ImageBell 412EP Griffin HAR2 ZJ705 Royal Air Force SPTA 10/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Puma HC2 XW235 Royal Air Force SPTA 10/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing Chinook HC5 ZH903 Royal Air Force SPTA 10/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBell 412EP Griffin HAR2 ZJ705 Royal Air Force SPTA 10/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing Chinook HC5 ZH903 Royal Air Force SPTA 10/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Puma HC2 XW235 Royal Air Force SPTA 10/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A few missed opportunites during the Autumn meant my final trips of the year came at the end of November, a frustrating couple of days at SPTA and Brize.

ImageWestland Lynx AH9A ZE380 Army Air Corps SPTA 29/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing Chinook HC5 ZH901 Royal Air Force SPTA 29/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing Chinook HC5 ZH901 Royal Air Force SPTA 29/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing C-17A Globemaster III ZZ172 Royal Air Force RAF Brize Norton 30/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin C-130J Hercules C4 ZH867 Royal Air Force RAF Brize Norton 30/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBritish Aerospace Hawk T1A XX157 Royal Navy RAF Brize Norton 30/11/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, hope they were of interest. The airshow and events thread will follow in due course.

Comments welcomed as ever,

Shaun
My shots on Flickr and Airliners
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Seamus

Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby bigcrow on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 3:12 pm

Spot on Shaun, looked a productive year... :smile:
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Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 6:58 pm

Very nice set :smile:
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Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby RichPittman on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 8:01 pm

Lovely selection Shaun

Like the Fairford deployment stuff
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby Tommy on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 12:08 pm

Larverly! Splendid stuff, buddy.

Might need to pick your brain on SPTA spots in 2018 :grin:
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Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 2:11 pm

An outstanding set, well done :clap: :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby Seamus on Wed 03 Jan 2018, 1:15 pm

Thank you chaps, much appreciated :clap:
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Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby alizam on Thu 04 Jan 2018, 11:11 am

brilliant mate!
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Re: Military Photography Review 2017

Postby SPLAT on Thu 04 Jan 2018, 5:41 pm

Great set , especially the Merlin sunset shot :clap:
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