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graham121

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  1. Thanks TimB and Tramatoa, 4 standard blades it is then.
  2. Resurrecting a really old thread I know.... but can any please confirm if the 84 Sqn HC5C's (and in particular XS485) had the yellow SAR blade fitted to them during the 1987 time frame when they were in the Dark Sea Grey/ Dark Green over Black scheme. I cannot find any references to them having the yellow blade...maybe the SAR blade came out at a later date? Thanks in advance
  3. Here are a few of mine from Temora - Kevin (kpc7676) has given good account of the Weather conditions in his post. Firing up the radials... IMG_8898 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr IMG_8904 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr And the V12's IMG_8958 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM48500 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr You don't get to see one of these every day of the week - actually this was the first display with the bomb bay doors operational since...well WWII or thereabouts... 1DM42872 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr It wasn't all about combat planes...with older trainers represented IMG_9088 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr IMG_9444 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr IMG_9606 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM42784 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM42704 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Along with a small 'Russian' contingent 1DM48623 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM48711 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr The big radials and V12's did grab the lime light though IMG_9980 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr IMG_0054 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr IMG_0130 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr IMG_0054 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM48432 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Jets were represented by David Lowy, onwer of Temora Aviation Museum, who took to painting lovely patterns behind his Dragonfly... 1DM43100 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM43156 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM43154 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Jeff Trappett's F-86, and the RAAF who brought along a couple of twin stick F/A 18's 1DM48897 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM48956 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr As well as a C-17 and a Wedgetail... IMG_0007 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM42412 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr But the highlight for me was being ably to watch the activity on this apron all day. 1DM42502 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM43218 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr 1DM42689 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Roll on 2017 for the next show. More images can be found on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/108656521@N02/albums/72157661105548790 if interested. Thank for looking
  4. Hi Antonine - yes, there are a number of pictures on the net ... I found them by googling 'F-4n vmfa-323' and selecting images ( most of them are found on other forums so I won't direct link here ). Hope that helps
  5. That thought came to me too just after I replied so I will try that and hopefully do not take out a canopy or anything else whilst I do it. Text corrected to reflect the stripes being on the 'other' port wing
  6. F###ark (and thanks) for pointing that out...... You know the number of times I looked at photos of that bird and I still didn't pick up on that . Oh well, still a bit of (re) work to do as he retrieves the correct IR seeker from the spares box and works out a plan of attack!!
  7. April 1980 saw Operation Eagle Claw and the abortive attempt to stage a rescue in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The USS Coral Sea was on hand and was to provide air support with the F-4N;'s of VMfA-323 and VMFA-531 providing top cover. This was also the first time that air superiority on a US carrier had been provied by two US Marine Squadrons. To help in identification, the F-4's, A-6's and A-7's aboard the Coral Sea wore coloured stripes on their starboard (corrected, originally wrote port) wings, in the case of VMFA-323 they were Red and Black. The US Navy was also transitioning from AIM-9G Sidewinders to AIM-9L's and as such there was a mixture of both types aboard the Coral Sea and it was not uncommon for 2 of each model 'winder to be carried on each of the inner wing pylons. A pair of AIM-7F's fill the rear fuselage wells with a 600 Gallon centreline fuel tank completing the load out. Outer wing pylons were not fitted as they only added drag. In summary it is the Academy F-4B kit with Eagle Strike decals, Eduard interior, exterior P/E plus their resin and P/E bang seats, Hypersonic A/C inlet vents and slotted stabs, Master metal Pitots, Hasegawa weapons kit AIM-9's and various other bits of detailing from wire, plastic card and anything else that suited. Finish is in overall Light Gull Grey custom mixed using Tamiya Acrylics, various washes and oils and lightening/darkening for weathering, the walkways and the yellow diamonds on brown stripes were masked and painted and the metalwork for the exhausts and around the rear fuselage and stabs is aluminium foil coloured by boiling in water with eggshells. Thanks for looking.
  8. Great shots Rad...I reckon you have got this night time photography lark well and truly mastered now.
  9. Amazes me how the single seat F-102's and F-106's looks so 'right' yet the two seat TF versions looks so 'wrong'
  10. More from Avalon, this time those big 'n' slow things... again in fairly cruddy lighting conditions Visiting JASDF KC-767 departing KC-767 depart by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr RAAF E-7 Wedgetail E-7 Wedgetail by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr RAAF C-17 Touchdown C17 Touchdown by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr And locking some brakes C-17 brake smoke by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr RAAF KC-30 with 3x F/a-18F's Rhinos on the tanker by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr RAAF P-3C Orion with C-130's circling P-3C Orion with C-130's by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr RAAF C-130J on finals C-130 Approach by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr ConAir RJ85 Water drop RJ85 Water Drop by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Coulson C-130Q prop swirls C-130Q Prop swirls by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr
  11. Here are some WWI and WWII vintage from the Australian International Airshow on Feb 27th and 28th Nieuport N11 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Bristol Fighter take off by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Pzalf D111 by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Sopwith Camel by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Spitfire VIII Airborne by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr P-51 Prop Circle by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr CAC Boomerang Suzi-Q airborne by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr P-40E take off by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Catalina taxi by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr Hudson low pass by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr
  12. The light was kind to me and the wind was from the north so landings were on Rwy 34 on Sunday morning. Mixed in with the usual domestic Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia were a good number of internationals including 7 x A330's!!! And the only 747 was a cargo one.... No A380's this time - Emirates had arrived 40 minutes early and Qantas from LA was running 3 hours late. A320 Air NZ by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A320 Jetstar by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr B777 Singapore by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A320 Winglets Jetstar by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr B747 Singapore by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A340 Phillipines by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr B787 United by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A330 Garuda by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A320 Winglets Jetstar by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr B737 winglets virgin by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr B737 Winglets Qantas by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr B787 Jetstar by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A330 Malaysia by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr B777 Emirates by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A330 Vietnam by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr DASH 8 Qantas by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A330 Qantas by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A330 Air China by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr E190 Virgin by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr A330 Air Asia by Graham Mahoney, on Flickr The A330's coming down from Asia are showing some interesting dirt and grime streaks.... must have had some dirty rain up there.
  13. Here are a few of last Sunday's arrivals into Melbourne. The weather started off a bit claggy but blue skies were to be had by late morning. Air NZ A-320 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr Qantas A380 blip by grahammahoney1, on Flickr qantas 737-800 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr china southern a-330 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr Tiger A-320 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr Qantas 717 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr united 777 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr Jeststar 787 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr qantas a-330 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr air india 787 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr jetstar a-320 small winglets by grahammahoney1, on Flickr qantas bombardier Dash8 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr jetstar a-320 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr Virgin 737-800 old scheme by grahammahoney1, on Flickr Virgin Embraer190 by grahammahoney1, on Flickr Thanks for looking
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