Brize & Mildenhall spotting (pic heavy)

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Brize & Mildenhall spotting (pic heavy)

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Earlier this week myself & a good mate of mine (MSoden1991, Matt) decided to take a trip down to the above bases. The weather in England is, well English I suppose. Heavy showers & some thunderstorms knocking about the whole 3 days we were there, as you can see though it really does make for some interesting backgrounds, blue sky is great & all but sometimes you just can't beat a big stormy background with a fully lit up aircraft in front of it. We got to Brize literally 10/15 minutes before an Egyptian Air Force C-130 landed, completely unintentionally I might add. That departed a few hours later, no idea what it was there for but who cares. We did Mildenhall the day after & were treated to a KC-46 departure just as we arrived, again by sheer coincidence. Anyway enough talking & on with the pictures.......

RAF Brize Norton

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ImageEgyptian Air Force C-130H by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEgyptian Air Force C-130H by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEgyptian Air Force C-130H by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEgyptian Air Force C-130H by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEgyptian Air Force C-130H by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEgyptian Air Force C-130H by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-17 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEmbraer Legacy 600 (EMB-135) by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEmbraer Legacy 600 (EMB-135) by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageEmbraer Legacy 600 (EMB-135) by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-130 C4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-130 C4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Voyager KC3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Voyager KC3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Voyager KC3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-130 C4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-130 C4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M C1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M C1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M C1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-17 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-17 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

RAF Mildenhall

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ImageUSAF KC-46A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-46A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageABX 767 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageABX 767 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

27. Apologies for the heat haze, it got worse through the day & since this didn't fly this is the best I could do.
ImageMissile Defence Agency Gulfsream II by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-10A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-10A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-46A by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF CV-22 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageSpotting May 2021 859 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageUSAF KC-135 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

RAF Brize Norton

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ImageRAF C-130 C4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Voyager KC3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-130 C4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF A400M C1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF C-130 C4 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Puma HC2 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageCessna 182 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageAAC Wildcat AH1 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageAAC Wildcat by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImagePiper Pa-28 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImagePiper Pa-28 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Voyager KC3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Voyager KC3 by Dan Reeves, on Flickr

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Always a treat Dan. Thank you.

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Such great variety in those shots Dan, always appreciate your work! We need to get you to Nellis one of these days!
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Found this shots accidentally - and it was worth it! What a variety of aircraft and spotting positions! Will come back to your shots regularly from now on!
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Thanks chaps, much appreciated.

Nellis is definitely on my radar, especially for a red flag exercise. That along with Oshkosh as well at some point.
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Great shots and noticed some of the C.4s are carrying drop tanks and some not. All the US slick J's have them removed given the efficiency of the new motors/props combo.
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The 'drop' tanks (it takes several hours' work to 'drop' them!) are fitted to most RAF C130Js because the range/efficiency benefits of the RR2100s turned out to be much less than promised. Their stock-in-trade is fairly heavily-loaded sectors to Cyprus and beyond, and the clean wing isn't up to the job - in old money the tanks carry 9000lb of fuel each, or around 30% of the overall capacity between them.
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