Boscombe and Sailsbury Plain- 1st Sept 2010

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Boscombe and Sailsbury Plain- 1st Sept 2010

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Had a visit to Middle Wallop today (will post later ) We had a quick stop at Boscombe and caught these two:
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First time I had seen this in this scheme?
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After the visit to Wallop we popped over to the plain, caught this guy 'Tester 7' and then just as we were going to leave 'Commando 531' arrived, this was a good end to a great day :clap:

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Commando 531 (ZF117 X) had , to me , a new FLIR fitted, has anybody seen this before? Also has the 5 bladed tail rotor. Question for any seaKing experts, as this has the 5 bladed tail rotor, would it also be fitted with Carson main blades?
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These last two are by my better half, Janice:
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love the old andover, nice set buddy!!

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Great catch on the new Chiftain colours. ZF622 is no longer ETPS and has gone over to QinetiQ hence the colours. Would look good if their Alphajets went over to this scheme too! I've got a poor shot of this but looks like your the first person to get a decent one?

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Great shots Kev, although I have to admit I prefer Janice´ helo shot over yours :whistle:

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SilverWingPix wrote:Great shots Kev, although I have to admit I prefer Janice´ helo shot over yours :whistle:

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Thanks mate :lol: I had the same shots, but my 70-200VR got back the same problem half way through the Sea King, which it went to Nikon for last year-Sticking apature blades :mad:

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Nice set agree with Rob on the Andover and do like the first one from Janice :clap:
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Great Set of Pictures :clap:

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Janice's girl Lauren, got these shots, she is 11. She started out with a Nikon CP8800, but didn't like the shutter lag, so she got a Nikon D80 and 70-300mm D series lens last Christmas, these are her best yet, god only knows what will be on this Christmas's list !

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Hi Kev, First spotted this cab with the FLIR ball in the same location back last October but then she was fitted with a six blade tail rotor

http://cliffibell.fotopic.net/p61356807.html

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Cliffair wrote:Hi Kev, First spotted this cab with the FLIR ball in the same location back last October but then she was fitted with a six blade tail rotor

http://cliffibell.fotopic.net/p61356807.html

Cheers Cliff


Great stuff, thanks for that Cliff

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Kev

Wow these are excellent - all of them ! Time for me to throw my camera gear in !

Well done to yourself, Jan and Lauren ! They are all excellent !

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ndover and last Sea KIng shot Arno are very nice. Wish my better half would pick up a camera....

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Arno 01 wrote:

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Can i ask What are the objects above the Gear facing outwards? And what the Orange boxes seem to be in the same area?? Counter-measures i assume?

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Fouga wrote:
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Can i ask What are the objects above the Gear facing outwards? And what the Orange boxes seem to be in the same area?? Counter-measures i assume?


The objects above the gear facing outwards are the flotation canisters, used if the aircraft has to ditch on water and the orange boxes, are HD lights.

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Thank you very much. :smile:

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In reply to the post about the Chieftain, a number of points:

The Raspberry Ripple scheme is not an ETPS scheme, but is the MoD(Procurement Exectuve) scheme, and all ex MoD(PE) aircraft (generally speaking) had this scheme.
Strictly speaking, ETPS does not have it's own fleet, as they are all part of QinetiQ. However, there are a few aircraft which ETPS has first dibs on, such as the Hawks, BAC 1-11 ZE432, Andover, Gazelles etc. Some are used exclusively, such as Astra Hawk and the 109. However, the Chieftain, has never been part of the ETPS 'fleet', although it has been used on occasions, but generally, not that much. Other aircraft are used more on a shared basis with the other squadrons, such as the Harvard and Tornado.

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A very pleasing set of photos. I always get a bit edgy about getting the camera out at Boscombe even if the base is not in shot. Did you have any problems ?
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