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  • Easyrider5258
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2009
    • 257

    Making a Sharp Exit

    A few more scans from the past, Thanks for looking (More on Flickr!)



    RAF Phantom FGR2 XV490 by BMrider2012, on Flickr



    Phantom XV490 by BMrider2012, on Flickr


    Tornado 29 Squadron by BMrider2012, on Flickr


    Tornado F-3 ZE907 Display RAF Mildenhall by BMrider2012, on Flickr


    Nimrod by BMrider2012, on Flickr


    Buccaneer by BMrider2012, on Flickr


    RAF Phantom FGR2 ... CO XT900 by BMrider2012, on Flickr



    Panavia Tornado 75th Squadron year by BMrider2012, on Flickr

    Footnote;

    The F3 Tornado is Flown by Fred Grundy, for interest here is a leaflet illustrating the sequence.


    Tornado F-3 ZE907 Display RAF Mildenhall 1990 sequence by BMrider2012, on Flickr
    Last edited by Easyrider5258; 21st April 2012, 18:27. Reason: Additional info
    For aviation images check out my photostream;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65081372@N04/
  • Anon
    Mike Davey
    • Jan 2008
    • 2867

    #2
    Pics

    Cor, nice Phantom pics - especially the first two

    Anon.

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    • Easyrider5258
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2009
      • 257

      #3
      Thanks for the comments Always appreciated
      For aviation images check out my photostream;
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/65081372@N04/

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      • pistonrob
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2011
        • 873

        #4
        fantastic all, a real nostalgia trip. more more more please lol
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        • D1566
          Needs retiring.
          • Apr 2006
          • 2121

          #5
          Nice - feel the noise!!
          Martin

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          • Augsburgeagle
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2009
            • 548

            #6
            'scuse my ignorance but what is the flap on the side of the phantom visible in the first two photos?
            Thanks
            Matt

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            • Growler
              In the Heart of England.
              • Feb 2004
              • 403

              #7
              The Tornado at Mildenhall is impressive, but WOW! That Nimrod! Top shots.
              Along the edge of this airfield, the old prop-shaft airliners stand.
              Altimeters reading zero, formless memories lingering...


              theguitarsmith.com

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              • Anon
                Mike Davey
                • Jan 2008
                • 2867

                #8
                Phantom "flaps"

                The flaps on the side of the Phantom are auxiliary air doors. There are two more, just visible under the centre section, which are open as well.

                Jon H, unless I'm going daft (which I accept is perfectly possible) they both read XV490 to me I'd check yer glasses if I were you! Anyway, there was no such serial as XT490 issued to the RAF Phantom fleet.

                Anon.
                Last edited by Anon; 22nd April 2012, 18:51.

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                • Wyvernfan
                  wyvernfan@gmail.com
                  • Oct 2007
                  • 5893

                  #9
                  In the first shot it looks as if all three undercarriage legs have started retracting, even thought the port wheel is still on the ground (albeit briefly) .
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                  • bazv
                    olde rigger
                    • Feb 2005
                    • 5878

                    #10
                    Lovely pics thanks...esp the Tooms

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                    • Anon
                      Mike Davey
                      • Jan 2008
                      • 2867

                      #11
                      Gear Up!

                      Rob,

                      It was a bit of a party trick to select the gear up whilst the aircraft was on the ground. It would not retract until the weight-on-wheels switches were triggered but it enabled a rapid and snappy take-off when displaying an aircraft, with the gear going up immediately by itself, and that was probably what was happening here.

                      The only problem was, if the switches weren't rigged properly or some such similar malfunction, the gear would start retracting as soon as the selection was made resulting in a very red face and an expensive repair - oh, and a bit of explaining to do

                      And for those who didn't know, or notice, it is the cockpit of this Phantom (XV490) that was displayed at Newark's Cockpit Fest event last year. Hopefully, it should be still there for this year's event too

                      Anon.
                      Last edited by Anon; 22nd April 2012, 16:24.

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