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The GR1 at Leuchars was taken with a Zenit with standard lens. Scanned from a print.

GR3 at Lossiemouth scanned from a slide. I think I used my brother's Minolta.

The rest of the Harriers were with an Olympus D500 with a zoom lens.

2 years ago I changed to a Nikon D7200 with a 135 zoom plus a 200 -500 zoom but as I got tired of the one armed wallpaper hanger act when subjects were too big for the 500 and needed the 135 and vice versa,I bought a second hand Nikon D5000 body.

As I said I'm not a photographer by any manner or means..just a spotter with a camera!

 

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Week 3 and only one other member has posted. Guess nobody else has any photographs they're prepared to share.

Today's post has an 'Army' theme.

1. Defender AL2 at Prestwick. It flew a mission prior to and during Donald Trump's visit. Total misnomer with the designation,given its job!.

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2. Another Defender at Prestwick. Crew training from Aldergrove.

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3. Lynx at Carlisle airport.

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4. 3 Flight Gazelle leaving TA centre at Dunoon.

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5. Scout at TA centre, Dunoon.

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6. Wildcat AH.1 at Yeovil.

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Harriers :x  Aye, alright then, the Scout as well. Noisy wee buggers but great fun to hitch a spin in. Bit like a flying 2CV :D 

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The Scout was on a detachment with two others at Gairlochead Camp and one of them dropped into the local forestry commission offices.

Needless to say I was there within seconds of its arrival to try and get my ATC cadets flying.

Three days later,two Scouts arrived and flew the entire Squadron and some TA guys who were passing too.

One of the most memorable flights I've ever had.

More like a LandRover than a Citreon though.

I have dozens of detail photos which I will scan and put on 'walkaround' if you like.

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1 hour ago, RWG686 said:

More like a LandRover than a Citreon though.

One with the steering box worn to the point where you have to constantly steer left and right in small increments just to average a straight line and the exhaust pipe has rusted to the point it's burst just behind the expansion box?

1 hour ago, RWG686 said:

I have dozens of detail photos which I will scan and put on 'walkaround' if you like.

Yes please. I'd like that very much and sure I'm not alone. All we need now is a decent kit and I don't care what scale!

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1 hour ago, Col. said:

.......One with the steering box worn to the point where you have to constantly steer left and right in small increments just to average a straight line

Didn't call the Landy a 'puddin' fer nowt......steering was just like stirring the Christmas pudding.....first one way then the other, and that was when the box was new!

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2 hours ago, Col. said:

One with the steering box worn

I found the Scout easier to keep going where I wanted to!

My company issue Landy was fun when responding to a 'blue light' call in deepest Argyll. Not sure if it or the Wessex affected my hearing.

I'll scan the Scout details and post soon.

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On 11/01/2019 at 17:36, Grunhertz said:

I was with you until the spitfire😒

 

On 11/01/2019 at 18:21, RWG686 said:

Irony was never my strong point !

I don't dislike Spitfires,I just can't get over excited with them.

Much prefer the Hurricane if I had to chose.

Pitchforks? Check!   Torches ... light!  Squad right turn, quick march!

Joking apart, great photos, many thanks for posting.

 

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Theme for today..Not your average Civvy.

1. A King Air at Prestwick heading somewhere east.

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2. Another on the same day.

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3. Don't think this is one of Flybe's !

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4. Ex-Israeli A-4Ns en-route to Germany and a couple of the Flight Systems ones going back to USA.

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5. Ultimate bowser.

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6. Not your average bizjet.

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Having heard that there was a Canadian Aurora and a German P-3C at Prestwick,I took a run down.

Arrived in time for the German's departure. If anybody's interested it used to be 311 of the Kon. Marine.  The CP-140 was parked behind an RAF C-17 so didn't get a photo of it.

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