Marines over Helmand...

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Marines over Helmand...

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In May, Neil Dunridge and I were lucky to hit the deserts of Afghanistan for some time with the ISAF forces there. Now some of our articles have been published I thought I would a few images from our time with the US Marine Corps. Neil's article on fixed-wing ops can be found in the latest edition of Combat Aircraft. I will update this thread with images from the rotary-wing operations once the second half of his stuff has been published!

AV-8s

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Trash-haulers and Harvest Hawk!

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UAV Action!

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Finally!

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Nice very nice excuse my ignorance but what are the thing's on the outer pylon's on the Herk?
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hedgerowops wrote:Nice very nice excuse my ignorance but what are the thing's on the outer pylon's on the Herk?
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very,very nice Mr O ,love the Harriers

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Great stuff Mr O!

Rather interested in those gunship grey Harriers.

Will be starting a 1/48 version soon - interested in the loadouts they had.

Thanks for posting!

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Jubberly!! as one would say. :rock:

Look forward to some more.

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Thank's for the reply Tony i thought they looked offensive.
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Those Harvest-Hawks are an awesome piece of kit. Good shooting! :clap:

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Very nice, especially the Harriers - and good shoot on the Harvest Hawk!!

Mr Flibble wrote:Great stuff Mr O!

Rather interested in those gunship grey Harriers.



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Very nice Tony
Especially the Av8s! :cool:
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I didnt realise what the Harvest Hawks were for! :shock:
Great set! :yahoo:

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Great set of shots thanks for sharing

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Great pictures Mr O, must have been some experience.

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Terrific set of photos Tony, the cockpit shot on finals is really impressive thanks for sharing

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Harriers look superb Tony. Cracking set.

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Fantastic stuff Tony! Love those AV8'S. :clap: :clap:

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Great to see the Flying Nightmares!!

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WOW!...... :smile:

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Was worth waiting for these Mr O. Cracking set! Those AV8's look very nice as does that C-130 cockpit shot.

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Super pics again Tony

Gotta love those AV-8s!

Whenever I sit in the flight deck for landing (often), the pilots always tell me not to use the flash. That's for scheduled flights which they do often, you've used a flash on a non standard op flight. Looks much better

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Very nice indeed :clap: :clap:
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Harvest Hawk is excellent and good to see some Harriers as well Tony!

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Wow, never even knew that version of the C-130 existed, looks awesome. Great set of pics btw. :topbombing:

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Hey Tony,

Nice work mate.I am impressed!!!

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