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Oil Spill Response B727 Duxford display.


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Well, I originally went to see the two Lancasters but the B727 was top draw, so much so I had to edit these before the Lanc photos..

It did a number of passes etc... which was a superb sight to see!

15054041339_1b53e58e68_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15054046709_48d02c4b02_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15240418602_408f6b0179_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15054237887_42755a0e7b_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15054116310_1e54f09f1f_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15240795695_b4691472ba_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15217789976_c2d9a57bd5_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15054043409_faff4849d0_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15237715921_cee6b13c14_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

15054044089_9fa1f3b3ef_b.jpgG-OSRA B727 Oil Spill Response display by Totallyrad.co.uk, on Flickr

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Nice; I've always got a soft spot for the 727s. Does anybody know what the structure suspended beneath the engines on the underside is for?

Regards, Ross.

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The chemtrail truthers are gonna have a field day with this one... beautiful livery and beautiful pictures. The weather mustn't have been the best ever for cameras...

Nice; I've always got a soft spot for the 727s. Does anybody know what the structure suspended beneath the engines on the underside is for?

Regards, Ross.

They're for spraying chemicals over the spill, to aid in its breakdown or mechanical removal.

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The chemtrail truthers are gonna have a field day with this one... beautiful livery and beautiful pictures. The weather mustn't have been the best ever for cameras...

They're for spraying chemicals over the spill, to aid in its breakdown or mechanical removal.

Cheers, I'd never thought about airliners being adapted to perform these kind of duties - always good when they get a second life. Also, I'm glad that I had to google what a "chemtrail truther" is!

Ross.

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That's the one show I really would have liked to have gone to.

We still get the odd vip 727, and trump's as well , but dont see as many as I used to.

We had our last C check, VP-BNE , about 4 years ago - she was scrapped after an insane amount of money was spent on the check and we then hit pure aluminium oxide!

Bye bye.

I can remember clearly rows of Iberia, Lufthansa , Air Algerie, air france ,Lybian and Pan Am 72's at Heathrow - now nothing!.

At least I saw the connie in july.

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Fantastic pictures as per usual Radleigh.

I was looking forward to the 727 display and it certainly didn't disappoint.

Even the wife and kids liked it and rated alongside the Red Arrows!

Pk, top spot went to the Lancs...

Rick.

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I went on the Saturday to see '558, was disappointed I couldn't see the 727 display, looks tasty!

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We were heading back to the car (had to park away from the site and watch it from the other side of the airfield) when this one was performing and from where we were it looked amazing..... Rather impressed with the steep climb heading over the M11.

Hutch

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