AWACs in the dark

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AWACs in the dark

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The E3 that was circuit bashing at Mildehall tonight.....

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing E-3 Sentry at dusk by Nigel Blake, on Flickr
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Oooh, nice! What time was this?

Came home from Lakenheath after the last jet of the afternoon wave was back in at around 17:00. Were they flying nights too?
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This was about 6:50 onwards, I was at LN for a while before that and Marham earlier!

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nigelblake wrote:This was about 6:50 onwards, I was at LN for a while before that and Marham earlier!

Oh, whereabouts at Lakenheath? We were at the forest entry in the morning and afternoon, with a break for lunch at Mildenhall.

Did anything else from Lakenheath fly this evening?
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I was at the spotters car park for the last arrivals, I don't think anything else flew, looked like Marham were up later though!

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Absolutely brilliant nigel, am always impressed (and very envious) of your night shots. :worship:

Am drawn to the last one - like the light beams shining ahead of it. :clap:

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you got em, well done when do the speeding tickets arrive?, you said the light was good, but you were wrong, it was stunning, a great set as always :clap: :clap:

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Love the last one,ethereal i think is the word.
Sunshine and showers tommorow so Marham will be bathed in wonderful light,just hope there are some sunlit aeroplanes to frame
against the angry skies...................................... :confused:
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LOvely photos - definitely an RAF E-3, no-one else has the wing tip pods

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Davef68 wrote:LOvely photos - definitely an RAF E-3, no-one else has the wing tip pods


plus you can see the UK national marking roundel & Sqn colour bars on the fuselage side.

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Stunning shots, such beautiful colours :clap:

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Many thanks for the comments, It's ZH101 an RAF E3D AEW1.

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truly stunning

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STUNNING. Absolutely stunning! :clap:

We'll struggle to get better sunset shots than those in a while! Angry looking skies too. 1, 4 and 5 for me, well done Nigel :clap:

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