Fairford B1 and U2


Chrism8

Link Posted 14/10/2021 - 14:32
A early morning visit to RAF Fairford this morning for the B1's and captured a U2 as well.

All 3 images K3iii + Pentax 150 - 450 - 1/200 sec @ F5.6 max focus at 450mm plus standing 4 ft up on top of a step ladder so I could shot over the perimeter fence from across the road.

I arrived just after 7am and there was already 40 - 50 spotters / photographers on the fence line.

The U2 lifted at 07:52 and the B1 at 08:05, the light was awful, misty and murky.









Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 14/10/2021 - 14:45

pschlute

Link Posted 14/10/2021 - 16:14
Cracking pictures at any rate. I had no idea the U2 was still in service? It is 1950's technology !
Peter



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LennyBloke

Link Posted 14/10/2021 - 16:16
Great job, fascinating old aerospace wonders - you can see the light wasn't great, so even more kudos to the photographer
LennyBloke

Chrism8

Link Posted 14/10/2021 - 16:54
pschlute wrote:
Cracking pictures at any rate. I had no idea the U2 was still in service? It is 1950's technology !

Theres at least one U2 up every weekday from FFD, whilst the airframes may be from the late 50's or early 60's the avionics are much more recent.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 14/10/2021 - 18:46
Good shots Chris...handy for you being so local to Fairford.

The way things are deteriorating in the M.E wouldn't surprise me if the bombers stayed a bit longer than planned and maybe their numbers might be increased.

regards

Karlo
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