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Great photos geedubelyer, thanks for posting....

Anyone else notice just how thick the Typhoon's wing trailing edge is - must be an inch at least.

No thinning down on the model, please...... :jaw-dropping:

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Gents,

A bit topical, but here's just the one I shot yesterday at RAF Coningsby. I made the trip up hoping they would deploy, but besides this inbound from Leuchars, and a local Tornado GR4 sortie no such luck. As is obvious now, they launched ten to Italy earlier this afternoon. Having just seen the list, this aircraft was amongst those that went. with full AMRAAM and ASRAAM loads.

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Gary

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That look like some serious deflection angle on that canard!

It's actually known as a "foreplane" (NOT a canard)

As it was pointed out to me, canards are found on FRENCH jets... and the Typhoon ISN'T French! :worship:

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I paid a visit at RAF Coningsby on March 7th & 9th and spotted no less than 24 Typhoons: ZJ802/QO-B; ZJ804/BM; ZJ805/BD (SR-O); ZJ808/DW; ZJ811/BP; ZJ814/QO-Z; ZJ910/BV; ZJ911/BZ; ZJ912/AB; ZJ914/AF; ZJ916/QO-U; ZJ917/QO-G; ZJ918/QO-L; ZJ923/DM; ZJ924/DD; ZJ926/QO-Y; ZJ928/BX; ZJ935/DJ; ZJ937/QO-W; ZJ939/DXI; ZJ942/DH; ZJ947/EI; ZK303/--; ZK310/EL

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Nice shots HomeBe

I always love hanging out at Coningsby when I'm in the UK

I noticed that 3 squadron has another trainer! Last I saw, they had QO-Z (ZJ814)

Is ZJ814 still coded QO-Z or has it been recoded now?

Cheers!

John

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Hi,

Lovely shots there. That 17® Sqn bird is carrying a live load of warshots. Similar too what they deployed with last weekend. As far as I know ZJ814/OO-Z is still marked and coded as before, but as many of the early T1's are now being upgraded to T3 status at Warton, I'm guessing it's turn isn't far away, ZJ802/QO-B I would assume is it's replacement. There's been a lot of re-coding and re-marking going on recently. Why they're bothering putting the old tranche one T1's through the block 5 upgrade is beyond me, when the currently planned intention is to retire ALL tranche one jets in a few years - including every single aircraft despatched to Itay for Libyan no-fly zone duties. Madness.

Gary

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Hi,

Lovely shots there. That 17® Sqn bird is carrying a live load of warshots. Similar too what they deployed with last weekend. As far as I know ZJ814/OO-Z is still marked and coded as before, but as many of the early T1's are now being upgraded to T3 status at Warton, I'm guessing it's turn isn't far away, ZJ802/QO-B I would assume is it's replacement. There's been a lot of re-coding and re-marking going on recently. Why they're bothering putting the old tranche one T1's through the block 5 upgrade is beyond me, when the currently planned intention is to retire ALL tranche one jets in a few years - including every single aircraft despatched to Itay for Libyan no-fly zone duties. Madness.

Gary

It is madness Gary!

Besides, they can't retire all the jets that went to Libya because I personally haven't seen and photographed ZJ917 yet!! (yeah, like THAT'S gonna stop them...)

Cheers

John

EDIT: Nevermind! I just went through some more photos of Typhoons and realized that I had indeed seen ZJ917 (just didn't realize it!)

It still doesn't mean they should retire jets that are only 5 years old...

Holy crap! I just realized that retiring all the Tranche 1 jets is a LOT! (something like 50 odd jets!)

As I said, that's ridiculous!

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