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Whilst trawling the internet to find out what the zap was on XV579 (see 71chally's thread) I thought that there were so many beauties that I'd start a new thread.

Hope you all add to it!

 

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Great idea!

 

Will have to have a rummage around and see what I have left. Unfortunately most of my pictures, along with a lot of other stuff, was consigned to a rubbish tip by the ex-from-hell Mk. II...:rant:

But I think I still have a photo of a early Flick-knife, (Tornado F-2, for the uninitiated - had the plated-over aircrew ladder housing on the port side), with a RAF Regiment badge sticker and Leeming VASS stencil below the port intake. Done at RAF Leeming in 1985 or 86. Happy days!

 

Off to the storage room; I may be some time...

 

Christian, exiled to africa

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Oh this brings back memories indeed. I remember helping paint Fly 230 on the underside of a Puma in about 1979/80 on a 33Sqn cab that was in our hangar 230 Sqn overnight just before the families open day for that year. As it flew in a 33Sqn formation the next day it quite clearly displayed the zapping to all when banking around. Sadly Zapping has become a thing of the past mainly for two reasons, the system dislikes such things and the general change of attitude/lack of moral. 

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This is what you get for landing on the wrong carrier...

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54 minutes ago, Vince1159 said:

That's a work of art....

If you're referring to the Banshee, my first thought was, 'Would it be able to take off with all the extra weight?'

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35 minutes ago, JosephLalor said:

If you're referring to the Banshee, my first thought was, 'Would it be able to take off with all the extra weight?'

More like would they find anybody willing to fly it...

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2 hours ago, Max Headroom said:

Does this count?!

Understatement of the year!

 

Here's another

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Can't find it at the moment, but somewhere in my photo collection I have a shot of one of the RAAF's Draggies. The "rat" in the centre of at least one of the fuselage roundels has been modified to make clear that it's very definitely a boy ...

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10 minutes ago, Admiral Puff said:

RAAF's Draggies.

My mate flew them over here where they were 'budgies'

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Zaps caused more problems than problems.. We had the Base Hangar Snoopy that got plastered on anything not BZN.. Come in our hangar yer zapped. The Tank Team Zap caused a RAF/USAF rift. We helped a KC-135 Crew Chief put his plane to bed in Bay 3 Base, got him any air, Nitrogen, O2 etc, ground Equip he needed . Got a guided tour, lay on the boom operators "bed" down the back. promised 2 or 4 crates of Bud or equiv. Then one of our blokes zapped his hand panted KC-135 picture on the crew door. He went nuts, we all did, we didn't want it zapped. Sorry wasn't making it.. Neither was the beer !

Base Snoopy made it to the Camera van front door  for Central TV, Chris Tarrant and all. They  were coming live from Brize every night for a week, 1977 ish. Then it went to any kite from anywhere that was anywhere near Brize, India, Iraq, Iran..Boll****ngs issued ,end of story !

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13 hours ago, Tzulscha said:

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Courtesy - RAF

 

 

20 hours ago, Scimitar said:

Understatement of the year!

 

Here's another

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Payback - FAF!

 

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In 1971, when HMS Eagle visited Wellington, one of 899 NAS Sea Vixens had picked up a small Kiwi zap on the Gauntlet on the tail. In pre digicam days, I managed to stuff up using my Mum's camera so all the photos I took were hugely under exposed, pity, I'd have liked a photo of that, even better to know which one it was to model it. :)

Steve.

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3 hours ago, stevehnz said:

In 1971, when HMS Eagle visited Wellington, one of 899 NAS Sea Vixens had picked up a small Kiwi zap on the Gauntlet on the tail. In pre digicam days, I managed to stuff up using my Mum's camera so all the photos I took were hugely under exposed, pity, I'd have liked a photo of that, even better to know which one it was to model it. :)

Steve.

Steve, if you still have the negs there may be hope. I'm told by my sister (who's a professional photographer, so should know) that it may be possible to extract enough information to get usable pictures from them. No promises, but may be worth a try.

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They were slides that I took & I've had them looked at, a couple have showed up some detail, mainly white lettering but the Sea Vixen tail shows very little & no aircraft identification. I didn't have my modellers hat on that day, too busy being a 16 year old in love with life at the opportunity to walk some hallowed decks. :)

Steve.

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