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by Davef68
Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Wittering July 1975
Replies: 11
Views: 6242

Re: RAF Wittering July 1975

You can tell they are GR3s - they don't have the twin outlets for the electrical system cooling on the upper fuselage just behind the cockpit. The single one on the upper starboard side was added slightly later on many UK based aircraft (You could still see the patches put over the twin outlets on s...
by Davef68
Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:56 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: No Longer With Us
Replies: 17
Views: 7352

Re: No Longer With Us

The P1127 still makes me cringe, although it had been reported scrapped years before, it went via Shoeburyness and Wittering IIRC
by Davef68
Fri 09 Sep 2016, 10:52 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Two Mil Two Days @ Norwich !
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

Re: Two Mil Two Days @ Norwich !

Here's an interesting question - given that the King Airs for the RAF and the Navy are going to be replaced under MFTS what's the chances that there may be a replacement of Shadow based on the Phenom? Highly unlikely - the Navy Avengers are part of MFTS at the moment, and as they are training Obser...
by Davef68
Fri 04 Jul 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth Naming Ceremony
Replies: 2
Views: 2402

HMS Queen Elizabeth Naming Ceremony

Weather was not very good, grey and windy, added to which the autofocus on the camera was playing up (i.e. I forgot to change it back after mucking around with it! ), so this was the only shot I got that amounted to anything!! I'm posting it mainly because I think this was the first public appearanc...
by Davef68
Tue 27 Aug 2013, 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Save "Black Mike" Group
Replies: 31
Views: 5795

Re: Save "Black Mike" Group

I'm sorry, am I reading this correctly. There are people on here actually saying that they would only support Black Mike being saved if she stayed in Scotland..... ... who gives a hoot where she is being kept, the priority has to be to save her first, then argue where she will go.... T This one doe...
by Davef68
Mon 26 Aug 2013, 9:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Save "Black Mike" Group
Replies: 31
Views: 5795

Re: Save "Black Mike" Group

I'd support a campaign to save Black Mike but one that was keeping it in Scotland, not dragging it 400 miles away never to be seen again.
by Davef68
Tue 13 Aug 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tribute to Michael 'Mick' Freer
Replies: 9
Views: 1666

Re: Tribute to Michael 'Mick' Freer

I didn't know Mick, but his name is instantly recognisable. A sad loss for the enthusiast community, and most importantly for his family.

RIP
by Davef68
Thu 01 Aug 2013, 1:31 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A few from Waddington this Afternoon
Replies: 18
Views: 4090

Re: A few from Waddington this Afternoon

effects wrote:G-LBSB c/n FM-55 reg to GAMA SUPPORT SERVICES LTD, that info puts it in the Shadow bracket.

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?c ... gmark=LBSB



Possibly same route ZZ504 took, Gama, then to Raytheon, then de-registered.

e.g http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?c ... gmark=CGUM

Do we know if the third one is an Army or RAF Islander - IIRC the RAF ones didn't have the two tone camo scheme.
by Davef68
Mon 29 Apr 2013, 5:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: waddingtons uav squadron
Replies: 25
Views: 3686

Re: waddingtons uav squadron

I suspect 5% relates to the number of missions where kinetic effect (munitions dropped in the current jargon) is used. I suspect all missions are flown armed these days (Initial RAF Reaper ops were unarmed)
by Davef68
Sun 28 Apr 2013, 10:34 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Leuchars 2000
Replies: 16
Views: 3032

Re: Leuchars 2000

NIce photos. I missed 2000 as my daughter decided to be born that morning!
by Davef68
Sun 28 Apr 2013, 10:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: waddingtons uav squadron
Replies: 25
Views: 3686

Re: waddingtons uav squadron

Was featured on Radio 4 last night / early this morning. In fact , a poor showing overall by the BBC who spent much of the feature discussing armed UAVs despite the statement from the RAF/MOD saying that the UK only deploy their UAV on unarmed surveillance & reconnaissance missions. Not true - ...
by Davef68
Thu 04 Apr 2013, 5:39 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: USN & US Army at Prestwick
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: USN & US Army at Prestwick

Interesting - that Saab gets around a bit more than the Loganair ones we usually see in Scotland!
by Davef68
Thu 04 Apr 2013, 5:36 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Visitor
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Re: Edinburgh Airport Visitor

Nice catch, I've done the same at EDI (although it was a VC10 for me!) I think (and if I'm wrong someone correct me!) but G-VYGG is being used for transport flights, without the refuelling gear at present. As it's civil registered and operated by Air tanker rather than the RAF, it doesn't need the d...
by Davef68
Fri 22 Mar 2013, 4:09 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Sabre rattlingly good....Northolt XIV
Replies: 14
Views: 2624

Re: Sabre rattlingly good....Northolt XIV

Nice, like the 146 close ups, probably the only chance we'll get to see these in the UK up close!
by Davef68
Fri 22 Mar 2013, 3:54 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: ZJ785 Army Dauphin @ NWI ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: ZJ785 Army Dauphin @ NWI ...

Nice shot. Recently discovered these are officially designated 'Dauphin AHmk1' which may or may not be news to others!
by Davef68
Fri 22 Feb 2013, 12:52 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Can anyone help with info on this image?
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

Re: Can anyone help with info on this image?

iainpeden wrote:
I'd have gone for 1661 but the list says they only used Halifax II's and I think it's a III given the one in the foreground and the squared off wingtip.


It's at least a III, given the Hercules engines. I suspect it's an A.VII, AIX or AX airborne forces variant
by Davef68
Mon 29 Oct 2012, 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Israel bombing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: Israel bombing?

‘The sophisticated warplanes and weapons used in the attack are available to no country in the region except Israel.’


Well, except the Sauids....
by Davef68
Sat 27 Oct 2012, 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are there any Harriers Flying in the UK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10925

Re: Are there any Harriers Flying in the UK?

Currently the only UK Harrier flying is Art Nellis' SHar Stateside. Tell that to the Indians, I'm sure that they'd be interested to hear that! Didn't realise the Indians were still flying the ex-UK ones! I think a couple of the T4(I)s are still flying. They are ex-RAF. XW175 (VAAC Harrier) was with...
by Davef68
Fri 26 Oct 2012, 4:33 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: ZZ332 / EC-331 into Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 3331

Re: ZZ332 / EC-331 into Manchester

I'd be surprise dif the RAF C-17s have ever in flight refuelled they are pretty lon legged as it is. the Tristars had their RF probes removed for similar reasons
by Davef68
Wed 24 Oct 2012, 11:23 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: ETPS/QinetiQ RJ at spotted at Leuchars
Replies: 0
Views: 657

ETPS/QinetiQ RJ at spotted at Leuchars

Now sporting QQ101 serial and roundels
by Davef68
Wed 24 Oct 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Raspberry Ripples - the ultimate list??
Replies: 39
Views: 6393

Re: Raspberry Ripples - the ultimate list??

Would you count the old ETPS Twin Squirrel ZJ635? It was in an adaptaion of Raspberry Ripple.

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1010228/
by Davef68
Wed 24 Oct 2012, 4:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Raspberry Ripples - the ultimate list??
Replies: 39
Views: 6393

Re: Raspberry Ripples - the ultimate list??

If you are including the Yak & Chipmunk, then you have to include RAE Bedford's Piper Cherokee G-ATJG m Used by the RAE Flying club IIRC - there may have been a couple of other light aircraft that carried the scheme as well. Spuriouser and spuriouser!... Erm, dunno how far to go with that, perh...
by Davef68
Wed 24 Oct 2012, 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Raspberry Ripples - the ultimate list??
Replies: 39
Views: 6393

Re: Raspberry Ripples - the ultimate list??

If you are including the Yak & Chipmunk, then you have to include RAE Bedford's Piper Cherokee G-ATJG

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1236355/

Used by the RAE Flying club IIRC - there may have been a couple of other light aircraft that carried the scheme as well.

The Twin Pioneer, never carried R/W/B in service
by Davef68
Tue 09 Oct 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drones Sucessfully Refuel Air to Air
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Drones Sucessfully Refuel Air to Air

Unless I'm mis-reading the report, they have not actually carried out a refuelling yet, merely flown the aircraft close enough to make contact.
by Davef68
Tue 02 Oct 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Some Leuchars past week.
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Some Leuchars past week.

The forum really needs a 'Like' or 'Thanks' option so you can show your appreciation without leaving a comment - it can be a bit difficult to come up with something that eiether doesn't sound repetative.