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Old 25th Apr 2015, 16:55
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@gladrag: Having done some Google maps research, this has to be Sembach AFB, one of the 81st TFW's forward bases in Germany.
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Old 25th Apr 2015, 17:17
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Cheers ex

Mods, sorry about the size of the image I can't seem to resize it for the forum.
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Old 25th Apr 2015, 22:35
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A day late - Apologies - RAF Leuchars late 70's, I think, 8 and 3/4 F-4's in the days before auto focus etc -


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Old 1st May 2015, 01:11
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En route to CXI Sqn handover; after the formation 'relaxed' practicing for the flypast



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Old 1st May 2015, 07:54
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bike2lv - a superb photograph!

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Old 1st May 2015, 08:29
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Duxford 2014

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Old 1st May 2015, 14:01
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All the following were taken at RAF Gutersloh over the years...
(photographer credit in the image URL)

92 Sqn


19 Sqn


17 Sqn


14 Sqn


II(AC) Sqn


36th TFW


81st TFW
http://sg-etuo.de/media/xdb/667711WR...1977_Metze.jpg

JBG-36


AG-52


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Old 1st May 2015, 14:31
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F.I. 1983[IMG][/IMG]

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Old 1st May 2015, 17:51
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Outstanding images again ...

Now Busta ... That image is very familiar ... I may be wrong but I think it was used on a 1970's RAF recruitment brochure ... Are you able to confirm ?
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Old 1st May 2015, 19:20
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Why didn't we send phantoms to GW1?
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Old 1st May 2015, 19:32
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Tornado F3 was the main AD fighter by GW1. However, 6 x Phantom FGR2 of 19 Sqn and 92 Sqn were deployed to Akrotiri on 17 Aug 90 for local air defence.
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Old 1st May 2015, 21:39
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Hi Coff,

It was taken by my own fair hand, Olympus OM 10; beside the runway near F4 parking. I have the whole sequence but this seemed the best shot.

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Old 1st May 2015, 21:46
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Just for you Coff, the last in the sequence[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 1st May 2015, 22:09
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P6 Driver- nice pic, especially so in B&W. Groundcrew on the grass- looks just like pics from 1940, except slightly different aircraft!
Lots of nice piccies today.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 08:07
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Thanks. Had we stopped moving mud with phantoms by then as well?
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Old 2nd May 2015, 08:13
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Thanks Busta ... Great pics
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Old 2nd May 2015, 16:47
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Busta, #249

Cracking photograph sir, the heat shimmer from the afterburners adds greatly to the shot. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have my pre order in for Phantom Boys, looking forward to some good pictures and "interesting" banter.

Rhino Power, as always, pure class. The 14 Squadron approach shot is a beauty, IMHOP.


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Old 3rd May 2015, 05:11
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The strike / attack and recce roles previously undertaken by the Phantom had been transferred to the Jaguar by 1977 to enable the Phantom to be transferred to the interceptor role.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 11:42
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The strike / attack and recce roles previously undertaken by the Phantom had been transferred to the Jaguar by 1977
Or because a use had to be found for a failed advanced trainer?
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So from '77 onward it was purely AD....thanks. I did not know that.
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