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Beefsteak

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Location : Mid Cheshire
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PostSubject: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-24, 12:36

A mate of mine was passing Coningsby today and saw this out side 29 sqdrn buildings, any body know where it's come from or going for that matter. We are under the assumption that it can't be a new gate guard as they already have 3.





Not the best quality I'm afraid
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GlennP

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Location : Lincolnshire, by the sea

PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-24, 13:23

Is it one of those from that museum near Doncaster?

I'm sure i can remember reading something ages ago regarding another Lightning being a gate guard not sure whether it was 29Sqn or not though.....also seem to remember reading that it was an F6 but was going to be done as an F3 with the small fuel tank ( as seen in the pic you posted)

Interesting all the same.

Rgds


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STEVIEJAWS

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-24, 13:24

Believe it's this one :
http://fightercontrol.forumotion.com/raf-coningsby-f23/29r-sqn-to-loan-lightning-xs897-from-lakes-lightnings-t9549.htm
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GlennP

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-24, 13:29

Ah yes, that's the read i was refering to!!
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Beefsteak

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-24, 13:58

Thanks gentlemen
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triplexxxF2

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Location : Immingham
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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 03:04

So no one has noticed that its an F6 but now fitted with an F1A fuel tank

Terry
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mray



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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 04:38

triplexxxF2 wrote:
So no one has noticed that its an F6 but now fitted with an F1A fuel tank

Terry

Thats because 29 never flew F6's, believe its being 'doctored' to more closely match the mark flown by the Sqn.

Regards
Mark Ray
www.demobbed.org.uk
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last lightning

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 04:41

are they going to get an angle grinder on that tail then?
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triplexxxF2

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 04:48

well I know that just making a point
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vulcanone

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 06:47

29 Sqn was the shortest lived Lightning unit and only ever operated F.3s and T.5s. Hence the reason its had an small ventral tank for an F.3 refitted, as per Fathers posting.

And only the pre production aircraft and the F.1/F.1A/F.2 and T.4s had the rounded fins for the recorded so no they don't need an angle grinder on it last lightning..


TS
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vulcanone

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 07:17

It would seem they failed to get a set of early Lightning wings for it, as it still has the F.6 wings on, but then my eyesight isn't what it used to be!!


TS
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DOUGHNUT



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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 10:40

Shame that 29sqn could not strike a deal with the ex Grimsby T5 which is on the Farm down the road at New York.
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last lightning

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PostSubject: Re: New Coningsby Lightning??? 2009-09-25, 11:07

vulcanone wrote:

And only the pre production aircraft and the F.1/F.1A/F.2 and T.4s had the rounded fins for the recorded so no they don't need an angle grinder on it last lightning..


TS

I thought they were going to make it an F.1 in which case they would have needed the angle grinder
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