One ACMI Tiger trap - Swiss at Waddington 1994

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One ACMI Tiger trap - Swiss at Waddington 1994

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Some slide scans of the Swiss Air Force then annual deployment to Waddington to use the ranges. Mirage IIIS and F-5E and F-5F Tiger IIs were the order of the day back then before the arrival of their Hornets. The day I picked was meant to be sunny throughout, but ended up with some large blocks of cloud around, still with 4 launches a day, some reasonable opportunities to catch them. Three different RAF Sentries and a NATO example also caught moving. Hope you enjoy.
ImageMirage IIIS J-2309 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageMirage IIIS J-2309 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageMirage IIIS J-2324 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageMirage IIIS J-2324 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageMirage IIIS J-2327 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageMirage IIIS J-2327 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageMirage IIIS J-2334 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageNATO E-3A Sentry LX-N90458 by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageRAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 ZH103 8 Squadron RAF Waddington by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5E Tiger II J-3011 FlSt11 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5E Tiger II J-3063 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5E Tiger II J-3089 FlSt19 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5E Tiger II J-3089 FlSt19 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5E Tiger II J-3096 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageRAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 ZH107 8 Squadron RAF Waddington by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageRAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 ZH104 8 Squadron RAF Waddington by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5F Tiger II J-3201 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5F Tiger II J-3202 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5F Tiger II J-3202 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5F Tiger II J-3203 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5F Tiger II J-3203 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5F Tiger II J-3203 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr

ImageF-5F Tiger II J-3203 Swiss Air Force by Paul Downes, on Flickr
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Re: One ACMI Tiger trap - Swiss at Waddington 1994

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Another example of why people shouldn't really pee their pants just because the Red Arrows are relocating to Waddington for a few weeks? :rolling_eyes:
Those ACMI Days were absolutely magic & your selection shows the variety of shots to be had from basically one location on one day! :slight_smile:
I'm expecting Paddyboy from over on FC. to blow a gasket around 6am today when he sees these! :joy:

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Not one, but two of my favourite types, superb!
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Excellent set! Mirages and F5s - just lovely!

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Great stuff. Those Mirages are just lovely.

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