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The demarcation line is a crease in the wing shape. It's the same in both photos.

The 'stripes' also run in straight lines to the back of the aircraft in these photos - the US flag stripes were angled and got wider as they went away from the nose, with a straight edge separating the blue from and the stripes...

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aha, busted.
sorry guys, but thanks for showing me the error of my ways. :up:
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:The demarcation line is a crease in the wing shape. It's the same in both photos.

The 'stripes' also run in straight lines to the back of the aircraft in these photos - the US flag stripes were angled and got wider as they went away from the nose, with a straight edge separating the blue from and the stripes...

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Is that photo for real? Because that, that is a special scheme :shock:
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CJS wrote:Is that photo for real?

No. I faked it just to get one over on Dave and make a Brexiteer apologise. :lol:
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[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BuZRdoJFH2s/[/instagram]

Here’s a great video of the F-117 in Death Valley. :up:
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In what appears to be a mixed day for spitfire MJ772 has returned to the skies at Biggin hill, 2 spitfires re-flown post large periods of maintenance in one day! :clap:
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:
CJS wrote:Is that photo for real?

No. I faked it just to get one over on Dave and make a Brexiteer apologise. :lol:


I said it, don't make me crawl....... enough of that may happen in the coming months. :wink:

and apparently there were 2 painted like this, but strangely enough only a few went to museums and they were test ones according to 'wiki' (yes i know, sorry again. lol)
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[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BuZ25BVBHtT/[/instagram]

Supposedly also taken this week. They’re obvs pretty unconcerned to be seen flying around!

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Perhaps the great orange one has a plan for them... :shock:

Although, as you said 'supposedly' - is there any way to prove the provenance of a photo like this, which could actually have been taken at RIAT in 2007 for example? The EXIF data or whatever it's called? Apparently instagram wipe the data though :dunno:

Not saying it's not recent, but just that it could not be.
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CJS wrote:Perhaps the great orange one has a plan for them... :shock:

Although, as you said 'supposedly' - is there any way to prove the provenance of a photo like this, which could actually have been taken at RIAT in 2007 for example? The EXIF data or whatever it's called? Apparently instagram wipe the data though :dunno:

Not saying it's not recent, but just that it could not be.


To be honest, i tend to agree with you. We have seen 3 pictures so far, 2 in the canyon with one of those looking photoshopped, and this one that could have been anywhere in the world at any time.

I knew they were flying, but keeping up higher, or night flying etc. If these are genuine then it means a total departure from previous 'policy' since retirement.
The latest pic shown here, is obviously in a different area to the first 2 shown, as there are no mountains behind the aircraft. :dunno: x2
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HeyfordDave111 wrote:The latest pic shown here, is obviously in a different area to the first 2 shown, as there are no mountains behind the aircraft. :dunno: x2


Because there aren’t any mountains in the sky. :lol:

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I was pointing out that there aren't any reference points that there are in the first 2 pics and the video

With a reference point you can fix a possible location, without one it makes taking the 'event' seriously a problem for not only me it seems.

like i said, 'i want to believe'
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For anyone on Instagram, 43 Grupo’s account is well worth a follow. Some great shots/vids of their CL-415s

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WOW!!! :yahoo:
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Bloody hell! :shock:

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:biggrin:

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Just sensational :shock: :win:
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More Nighthawk shots

[tweet]http://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/1101813115916832768[/tweet]

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[tweet]https://twitter.com/jerodharris/status/1101505714906849280[/tweet]

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We’ve seen the French Air Force mount A400M displays recently, I guess is become a bit more official now.

Their new Instagram account is below:

[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BueMRzgn5FH/[/instagram]

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Quick reactions! :hide:

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Can someone help me to explain what it is I’m watching in that video? Is it the E3 getting too close or is there a malfunction with the boom? Turbulence? I’ve seen quite a few of these refuelling incidents on line and as someone who has zero experience it’s not always easy to work out where (if any) the fault lies

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That video has been around for years. From memory it was a little bit of turbulence that caused the boom operator to disconnect, then it got a whole lot worse and pushed the KC-135 down towards the E-3.

After that, standard "breakaway" manoeuvre performed with the E-3 pushing forward for a descent and the KC-135 doing the opposite to climb, hence it looks quite rapid!

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Looks like a decent display, such a shame that it doesn’t look like it’s coming across the pond this year.

[tweet]https://twitter.com/airshowstuff/status/1102199493121003520[/tweet]

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[tweet]http://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/1103286499066474497[/tweet]

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