The Graf Zeppelin Collection - Update 3 - 375 Not Out!

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The Graf Zeppelin Collection - Update 3 - 375 Not Out!

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Having spent some time coaxing Phil into letting me scan some of his slides in, he's finally realised that resistance is futile and allowed me to start sticking them into Flickr.

The vast majority are from base visits on the east and west coasts in late 1978, with a few random locations thrown in for good measure.

Here's a few we/I've added so far:

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As The Carpenters famously sang, we've only just begun, so a lot more will be added as time permits.

Enjoy!

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Very nice, love the last one, can't beat a bit of bare aluminium!!!!

Cant wait to see what else this thread brings.

Good idea chaps.

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Ha ha!

What I should have pointed out, of course, is that all of Phil's slides can be seen on his photostream at https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/

Thanks for the prompt, Jeff!
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Well that's a fantastic start, I look forward to more! :clap:
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Very nice... Look forward to seeing some more of them!

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Wow. I can recommend the Flickr site, which has been responsible for me doing no work at all so far this morning.

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Didn't think the 104 would have enough range to take any photo's :grin: :grin:

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Moroccan air force....Husky......... :worship:

That is the sort of helicopter that causes arguments at fence lines, the arguments along the basis it never existed......apparently it does!!
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Good job, more more

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Fabulous, particularly liking the George and Luke boys, but all great images.. :clap:
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Sorry, I didn't make it past the F-4 :lol:

That's some opening post. Superb.

Roll on the next instalment.

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Well over a 100 up now - here's an idea of what's new...

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And no, you're eyes aren't deceiving you, these really are Moroccan Air Force MiG-17s...
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The next batch will include F-105s from George AFB and China Lake (including big silver things on the range).

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1978 for Mr. Zepplin was alright photography wise..... :drool: That Flickr account is not good for my nostalgic heart!

And no, you're eyes aren't deceiving you, these really are Moroccan Air Force MiG-17s...


Of course they are deceiving me, I can't remember ever seeing a photograph with more than one in it! 8 tails in one photo must be some kind of record, that is over half the fleet (14 or 15 the total fleet??).
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1978 for Mr. Zepplin was alright photography wise


It was the only year he's ever taken pictures. Apparently...

He's supposed to be handing me a box that includes Chateaudun tomorrow - that'll freak a few people out I bet!
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Passed 250 tonight - here's how we got there...

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Over halfway through the West Coast trip, but with Davis Monthan next followed by Yuma, Miramar and Chino to name a few...
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A simply stunning collection. Really enjoying looking through them.

Thank you for sharing.

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Entering the final stretch, here's another smorgasbord of what's been posted in Phil's West Coast travelogue...

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It's not everyday of the week (even 30-odd years ago) that you'd come across Haitian T-28s...
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"When I grow up I want to be a Chinook!"
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So, with one week of his trip to go, there's just Miramar, North Island, George AFB Open Day, Barstow Dagget (California, not Devon!) and a few odds and sods left to sort through.

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Yet more beauties, great NASA Cayuse- any of the 'lifter?? :clap:
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st24 wrote:Yet more beauties, great NASA Cayuse- any of the 'lifter?? :clap:

Yes.
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These shots remind me so much of my own trip to west coast USA in 1982. One of these days I will get around to scanning some of mine. Keep them coming........

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st24 wrote:Yet more beauties, great NASA Cayuse- any of the 'lifter?? :clap:


If you click on the H-6 image, the C-141 is 2 images to the left in the photostream.
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Great stuff Lee/Phil :rock: :rock:
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