A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 13th Sept 17

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A Very Special Dragon Lady at RAF Fairford 13th Sept 17

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A real personal highlight for me was catching this ultra rare U-2S at RAF Fairford on Wednesday evening returning from a 10 hour mission snooping on the Russians. A pretty unique fit, ASARS nose, ruby pods on the wings & a Spur Dorsal with CDL link. Complete with Jaguar F Type chase car... :rock:

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image80-1083\BB U-2S 9th RW, 99th RS, Beale AFB, Ca by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr
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Wow, that's not something you see everyday is it! :shock:

Great pics of a great looking aircraft, thanks for sharing. :clap:
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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I behold that as beautiful, great pics
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Not jealous at all :grin:

Stunning shots of a stunning aircraft, top togging :clap: :clap: :cool:
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That is a marvellous set of pictures, of a fabulous old beast.

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Great stuff as ever Stu, 4, 6 and 8 are absolute winners :clap:
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Absolutely stunning. :love:
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Wow, very very nice. :clap:

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Superb :clap: :clap: - thank you very much indeed!

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Cracking set of shots, you lucky chap :clap:
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Nice pics, well done.

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Great sequence in beautiful light. I love the head on shot.

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Very nice pics :clap: , thanks for sharing.

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Just had to say awesome - especially #3
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All great, in fantastic light but No3 is the one.

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#4 She has all the bumps in the right places, gorgeous photo
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