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RAF Boscombe Down

the RAF Boscombe Down is part of Boscombe, United Kingdom.

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2105

2105
Made by Al Henderson
Czech AF An-12 2105 in the static at ATI92, Boscombe Down. Following the end of the cold war, Soviet equipment became a common sight at UK airshows as a lot of the ex eastern bloc countries showed off their equipment. A lot of it has now been replaced with Western equipment.

ZE251

ZE251
Made by Al Henderson
11 sqn Tornado F.3 ZE251/De seen from the photobus at Air Tournament International 1992, Boscombe Down. Note the Radar Absorbent Material (RAM) added to the wing and fin leading edges as part of the mods introduced for service in Saudi Arabia during the 1991 Gulf War

BAe Vulcan (XH558). MoD Boscombe Down. June, 1992.

BAe Vulcan (XH558). MoD Boscombe Down. June, 1992.
Made by ALEC BLYTH
The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement. It is registered with the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority as G-VLCN but has an exemption to fly in Royal Air Force markings as XH558

85-0134

85-0134
Made by Al Henderson
85-0134 F-15D 33rd FW/60th FS 'EG' Deployed to Soesterburg AB, Netherlands as part of Coronet Volunteer, 4 of these Florida-based Eagles crossed the channel to take part in ATI92.

ZG706

ZG706
Made by Al Henderson
ZG706 Tornado GR.1A SAOEU. Based a/c seen from the photobus at Air Tournament International, Boscombe Down 1992. Note the larger drop tanks originally designed for the F.3.

85-0132

85-0132
Made by Al Henderson
85-0132 F-15D 33rd FW/60th FS 'EG'. 12 Eglin based F-15s deployed to Soesterbug, Netherlands during June 92 as part of Coronet Volunteer. 4 made the trip to Boscombe Down.

XS904

XS904
Made by Al Henderson
British Aerospace Lightning F.6 XS904 seen at ATI92, Boscombe Down. Used as a target and chase a/c for Tornado F.3 development, this a/c was home based at Warton, Lancs.

158569

158569
Made by Al Henderson
158569/5 P-3C VP-45 'LN'. The large pelican on the fin is the only saving grace on an otherwise dull paint scheme. Statis display ATI 92, Boscombe Down,

MoD Boscombe Down. June, 1990. Patrouille de France.

MoD Boscombe Down. June, 1990. Patrouille de France.
Made by ALEC BLYTH
The Patrouille Acrobatique de France also known as the Patrouille de France or PAF, is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force.

XZ347

XZ347
Made by Al Henderson
XZ347/T Gazelle AH.1 AAC. Showing the desert markings (including invasion stripes) applied for service in Operation Granby (Desert Storm) in Iraq/Kuwait.

150505

150505
Made by Al Henderson
150505 EP-3E VQ-2. Rather colourful sneaky P-3 (compared to many regular P-3s at the time) see in the static at ATI92, Boscombe Down.

94+12

94+12
Made by Al Henderson
German Navy Mi-8T 94+12 seen at ATI 92, Boscombe Down. These were inherited as part of the re-unification of East and West Germany.

9013

9013
Made by Al Henderson
Close up of the tail markings of Czech AF Su-25 9013 at ATI92, Boscombe Down. Leaves the aircraft's intended role in no doubt :-)

J-226

J-226
Made by Al Henderson
KLu F-16A seen on the flightline at ATI92 Boscombe Down. 1992's display colours were a little tamer than some seen more recently!

162143

162143
Made by Al Henderson
NAF Sigonella based VR-24 sent this C-2 162143 to ATI92 at Boscombe Down, 13/6/92. At the time, she was supporting USS Saratoga.

107

107
Made by Ian-ssc
Dassault Mirage F.1EJ of 26 Squadron, Royal Jordanian Air Force. Boscombe Down, June 1990. Scanned from an original 35mm slide.

85-0080

85-0080
Made by Al Henderson
Screamin' Demon. Close up of the nose art on 384th BW B-1B 85-0080 at ATI 92, Boscombe Down. Home base McConnell AFB, Ks.

162925

162925
Made by Al Henderson
192925/100 F-14A VF-74 'AA' seen on the flightlines from the photobus at Air Tournament International 1992, Boscombe Down.

ZG712

ZG712
Made by Al Henderson
13sqn Tornado GR.1A ZG712/F seen at ATI 92, Boscombe Down 13/6/92. Note the desert pink drop tanls and chaff dispenser.

304

304
Made by Al Henderson
Royal Netherlands Navy P-3C 304 in the static at ATI92 Boscombe Down. Special markings for 25 years service with RNLN.



Nearest places of interest:

High Post Golf Course and Club
Lake House - Sting's Wiltshire Home
Winterbourne Gunner Joint Services NBC Centre
Site of old Winterbourne Gunner Army Base
  Bulford Camp
Site of old Carter Barracks
Amesbury Archer
Dragonfly Sculpture

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