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gary1701

Lakenheath trip during the week.

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Hi gents,

 

Thought these might be of interest, especially as the 493rd FS F-15C in the D-Day anniversary scheme is due to be painted back to normal soon, if the 48th's comments of social media are accurate. Shot on Wednesday of this week in some nice light on the 24 approach. They didn't fly the similarly marked 492nd F-15E either, although that has been active this week. The third, the yellow tailed 494th FS jet has gone, as it's back in the US on overhaul and it will almost certainly come back blank.

 

The 493rd 'heritage' jet, 84-0010 landing Wednesday afternoon as the second jet in 'Hitman' flight.

 

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Still seems strange to see a single seater painted in F-15E grey. Also a few routine shots of the 492nd and 493rd, the final squadron, the 494th is deployed for six months.

 

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Some of the 492nd still retain their mission tallies from their 2017 deployment.

 

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The 492nd's newly marked flagship has also strangely now acquired a green star on the nose, well after their last deployment operationally in late 2017. I can only assume they've decided to credit it with a UAV kill in a similar manner to 97-0219, the heritage jet.

 

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Still a few 494th left behind, presumably borrowed by the 492nd. 

 

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Last light of the day, with a C and D paired up.

 

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Hope that's worth a look.

 

Gary

 

 

 

 

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Great pictures of a truly good looking aircraft, thank you!

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Great photos Gary. I have seen pictures before of all 3 heritage jets and thought they were F-15Es because l saw the dark grey paint, silly me.

 

Regards

Robert

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Great shots, I've only managed to get down there once, I really need to do it more!

 

:goodjob:

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I know it's a way off yet but having just booked a holiday in Suffolk for a few days in July, does anyone know if LN is likely to be shut on Monday 6th July as a day in lieu for 4th July being a Saturday?

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6 minutes ago, Lord Riot said:

I know it's a way off yet but having just booked a holiday in Suffolk for a few days in July, does anyone know if LN is likely to be shut on Monday 6th July as a day in lieu for 4th July being a Saturday?

Keep an eye on here

https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=49&sid=61f6882171e5c5365a80521e1af15fa4

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Really excellent photos Gary

 

Andy

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