The last of a rare breed (more added on page 2)

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That is one helluva set of photo's-absolutely stunning. Thanks very much for posting these :clap:

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Superb post,allways loved the SLUF and i think the Hellenic birds always look good.That sun-bleaching effect is damned hard to replicate on a model.
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What a stunning set :clap:

After recently trawling the Greek Defence Net site it seems the good old SLUF may get a reprieve, if Google Translate has got it right, it would seem due to cost and spares shortage for the Phantom, it is more economical to continue with the A7 as a platform for the AGM-65 Maverick & AGM-88 HARM...who knows, but I will miss them on my Greek visits, so I live in hope :sweat:

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The last news is that the A-7 will stay at least 2 years. This aircraft have a major role in LIFT. The AGM-88 equip F-16C/D for 341 & 343 Sqn.

About RF-4E the end for 348 Sqn is close :sad: When be operationally the DB-110 pod (335 Sqn), only 5-6 will remain in 117 FW Andravida to carry Astac pod.

Happy new year guys.

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The last news is that the A-7 will stay at least 2 years


Hi Vasilis,
That is wonderful news, I have seen them for the last three years on a Thursday at Limnos, whilst on holiday. So looks good for this year again :up:

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Great! The first shot has to be the favourite, simply perfect ;)
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Many thanks for all the comments, for those who cant get enough of the A-7 here are a few more.

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Marvellous Chris! What a fantastic machine. How come some have black bands on the tails and others not?

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Thanks Chris,
That must have been one hell of a damn good trip to Araxos :biggrin: :drool:

Green with envy, the only time I get there is in the old FS9, but at least I have those special paints to play with :grin:

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Simply lovely, :drool: :yahoo: makes me want to get me hands on a Trumpeter TA-7.....


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Great shots of a fantastic aircraft. Love the heavy weathering on these jets.
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Outstanding pictures. Thanks for posting!

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Fantastic. Oh to see a flying SLUF again. :clap:

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Awesome! and thanx for sharing.....I'm also delighted to hear that a HAF sluff is participating in the Volkel airshow on the 14/15th of june this year:-).....

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Well this just made my morning, what a post Chris, excellent set of pictures, never get tired of looking at the A7...........Ciaran
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Beautiful set, thank you so much for sharing ! :clap:
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Does anyone have a copy of the Dec 2011 issue of Air International magazine? Chris referenced an excellent article on the Hellenic A-7 Corsairs in one of his earlier posts. I tried to buy a back issue but it is sold out. If someone could scan and e-mail me the article, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.

Ronl