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About jonesy1275

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  • Birthday 11/27/1975

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    Military aircraft, eighties toys & really nice ale!
  1. I've got a bundle of 1/48th decals for US Navy F-14 and F/A-18 jets. There are some super rare out of print ones e.g. the Two Bobs VF-2 Bounty Hunters and the VF Decals VF-101 Grim Reapers. In total there's 12 sheets which have been kept in their original packaging. I'd like to sell them as one bunch so I'm only asking £55 posted for all 12. If they don't sell, then I'd consider splitting them. Neil. Two Bobs F-14B VF-32 Gypsy Swordsmen Fighter Town Decals F-14B & F/A-18F VF/VFA-32 CAG's SuperScale F-14A/D VF-41 and VF-31 CAG Yellow Hammer Models F-14A/B VF-103 and VF-14 Two Bobs FA/18C VFA-82 Marauders VF Decals F-14D VF-101 Grim Reapers show bird and line bird **x2 sheets** Two Bobs F-14B VF-11 Red Rippers Two Bobs F-14D VF-2 Bounty Hunters **x2 sheets** SuperScale F-14D VF-31 CAG during OIF Jasmine Model F/A-18F VFA-32 Swordsmen
  2. A passion of mine is researching and collecting items from IX Troop Carrier Command who flew USAAF C-47's during WWII in Europe. They were the ones who began D-Day by flying into Normandy to drop paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions. Remains of the airfields that they were stationed are still visible if you look hard enough. So just over a year ago, I began a Facebook page as a means to share information and photographs about them. If you're interested in warbirds and WWII come and have a look. Hopefully you'll like what you see and 'like' the page. https://www.facebook.com/IXtroopcarriercommand?ref=bookmarks Neil.
  3. I'm after this particular set of decals which possibly came from the Revell boxing of the Monogram 1/48 C-47 Skytrain kit. I'm after them since this is the only decal set I can find out there for Membury Airfield based Troop Carrier C-47's. The airfield is only 20 minutes away from me. Thanks, Neil.
  4. It sure is. My pride and joy. Willys Jeep on Upottery Airfield by jonesy1275, on Flickr
  5. IMG_0545forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr IMG_0522forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr A huge thank you to Neil Porter, Colin Short and Paddy Green for literally getting this off the ground and awesome flying from the C-47 crew, John Dodd and Mark Edwards. Thanks for looking, Neil.
  6. This years Abingdon Airshow was always going to be a very important time for me after Neil Porter had announced that C-47 Drag 'em oot was going to display. After getting permission from Neil and C-47 owner Paddy Green, I went on a search for a Yak-52 owner who'd be willing to fly me for an air to air shoot with the C-47 on its departure from Abingdon. The saviour came in the form of an Aussie named Colin Short who partly owns G-YAKI and readily agreed to fly me. The night before the show was also an opportunity too good to miss when I delivered the jeep. Anyway, C-47 Drag 'em oot 42-100882 is a true veteran of WWII. Assigned to the 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group, it was based at Greenham Common airfield. On the night of D-Day, Drag 'em oot was to drop paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne to drop zone A where it was aircraft No 2 in Serial 7. Serials 1 to 6 had dropped Pathfinder teams earlier in the night to guide the main body of aircraft to the correct drop zones. She was also fitted with Model 80 Glider pickup equipment to retrieve assault gliders from the Normandy fields so that they could be re-used for further ops. The specialised pick-up was in great demand especially for the RAF and an agreement was made between the RAF and the USAAF for a straight swap of aircraft and from the 2nd of September 1944 she was in RAF hands. For the rest of the war she participated in Operation Market Garden and Operation Varsity (the largest single airborne operation of WWII where gaining a foothold across the river Rhine was the objective). It is most likely that during these operations, she received the battle damage from flak and ground fire which is still visible inside the aircraft today. I have a huge interest in the airborne ops of WWII especially during D-Day and it was a privilege to spend some time with a true aviation legend. Enjoy the photos. :smile: DSC_0894-2forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr DSC_0911forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr DSC_0900forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr DSC_0915-2forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr DSC_0845forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr DSC_1010forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr IMG_0515forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr IMG_0500-2forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr IMG_0544forum by jonesy1275, on Flickr IMG_0425forum2 by jonesy1275, on Flickr
  7. UK armed forces fixed wing flies down to a minimum of 250ft whilst USAFE's hard deck is 500ft. Rotary assets can go down to 50ft.
  8. #11 DSC_8165cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #12 DSC_8177cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #13 DSC_8200cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #14 DSC_8201cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #15 DSC_8213cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr Cheers, Neil.
  9. All this was captured in the Welsh low fly system during a single day in October last year. #1 DSC_8012cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #2 DSC_8015cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #3 DSC_8034-2cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #4 DSC_8079cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #5 DSC_8086-2cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #6 DSC_8120cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #7 DSC_8111-2cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #8 DSC_8124cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #9 This had to be the catch of the day. I used to work on the K so I've got a soft spot for these work horses. DSC_8141cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr #10 DSC_8156cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr
  10. Hey, I recognise that photo. IMG_5232cc by jonesy1275, on Flickr
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