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Mildenhall and Lakenheath 01/08/16


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Had a nice varied day out at these two bases today. Got to Mildenhall to find we were the only ones there, caught a few arrivals and departures before heading to Lakenheath- so that's where everyone was hiding then. Thankfully got there in plenty of time to see 4 A-10s landing.

Again, not up to the standard of many as they're only on a compact camera, but nonetheless, I hope you enjoy seeing them.

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Thanks for looking,

Jason

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Interesting loadout combination on the Hog. Did the 'locals' have any info on departures?

I have next to no knowledge on that side of things, so would be interested to know about the loadout combination :)

Not heard anything about departures, but I'll let you know if I do.

Thanks,

Jason

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Fuel tank, baggage pod, Maverick, Litening pod and 'winder. Can't see what's on the other side. All set up for war games, but the tank is for ferry. There is no news on departures at present. I would make a trip if I know they will be playing for a couple of days.

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Fuel tank, baggage pod, Maverick, Litening pod and 'winder. Can't see what's on the other side. All set up for war games, but the tank is for ferry. There is no news on departures at present. I would make a trip if I know they will be playing for a couple of days.

Thanks for enlightening me a bit on the loadout, it is interesting :)

I'm not sure on whether it's true or not, but I have read on Facebook that their tanker went tech so they'll most likely be in at least 24h. Also read that 4 went into Lakenheath and another 4 to Lajes.

Hope you get to see them. We have got lucky as we happen to be down this way from Yorkshire visiting family. Didn't expect to see A-10s again so soon after seeing them at Leeming the other week.

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Seems to be plenty of A-10Cs in Europe this summer. They are lobbying hard to be retained in Service, that's for sure. We have the 303rd FS from Whiteman AB 'back in town' after hosting the Michigan ANG back in June.

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Seems to be plenty of A-10Cs in Europe this summer. They are lobbying hard to be retained in Service, that's for sure. We have the 303rd FS from Whiteman AB 'back in town' after hosting the Michigan ANG back in June.

Being fairly young, I think I've seen more A-10s in the past couple of months than in the rest of my life. I was only at Mildenhall today, but could see the A-10s departing from Lakenheath at around 16:30, with their tanker departing from Mildenhall just after.

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Nice photos of the Hogs and am I right in thinking that the 4 engined plane is an RC-135 ? I recognised the Hercules from the photos.

Rick

Hi Rick. As far as I know, you're right on it being an RC-135- I usually just rely on my dad's recognition of planes, as when it gets past the basics then I'm not so good. Had another few hours at Mildenhall today, so will post some more photos soon.

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A few more from Mildenhall today. Finally got to see an Osprey flying there after only seeing ground runs there previously-

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Thanks for looking,

Jason

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Great photos again Jason,

I recently saw an Osprey flying at RIAT along with lots of other jets. I'm sure I posted a thread somewhere here. The osprey was impressive along with the F-22, F-35, F-16, F-18s.

I'm hoping to get to RIAT next year as apparently the theme of the show will be the 75th anniversary of the US Air Force, so they should bring all the heavies over.

Rick

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Is it just me, or does anyone else think 'Chipmunk' (animal variety!) when they look at this photo? :hmmm:

Great photos Jason, thanks for sharing.

Paul

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Is it just me, or does anyone else think 'Chipmunk' (animal variety!) when they look at this photo? :hmmm:

Great photos Jason, thanks for sharing.

Paul

Is it just me, or does anyone else think 'Chipmunk' (animal variety!) when they look at this photo? :hmmm:

Great photos Jason, thanks for sharing.

Paul

No, the hamster !)))

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Very nice pics! Thanks. That Osprey looks sooooooo cool! All I need now is a decent upto date kit in 1/48th (even a decent conversion kit to update the Italeri kit in my stash would suffice)

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