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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by Silentvulcan
I live not far from there-about 6 miles as the crow files.
I tried to input your co ord's into google maps,but I must be doing it wrong,as it gives me a location in Mexico!!
That airport is where the Beluga aircraft flies to and from I think,could it have been the Beluga you saw?
Its one odd looking plane,and can look even weirder when its loading cargo,which it does with the nose flipped up in the air like this:
Was that what you saw?
Cool to have a local themed thread on ATS.
SWhilst having a look around on google earth I noticed a few interesting things at the Broughton site...!
At 53* 11 14 N, 2* 58 35 W you have what I beleive is a Shadow R1... No surprises there as they are built at the Broughton site by Raytheon.
At 53* 11 15 N, 2* 58 25 W are two Aircraft which at first glance I thought to be Phantoms..one with complete wings fitted and one with the outer portions removed...however on having a second look the sweep angle looks too great to be a phantom..maybe they are Russian swing wing Sukhois or Migs...?
Finally at 53* 11 7 N, 2* 58 24 W there is a strange aircraft shape...cannot tell if it is a mock up of something or just a pile of debris in a strange shape but it looks like an A/ C to me.......!
anybody else care to have a look and give me your opinion on the unidentified ones......if all else fails I will go for a drive past as I only live 8 miles away from there........+F
Originally posted by Zaphod58
I put your coordinates into Google Earth and wound up in the Philippines.
The two together are F-4s in my opinion. The one that is all there appears to have the downward canted horizontal stabilizers that only the F-4 has.edit on 6/10/2012 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by rtyfx
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
Question from an amateur -
What does the Beluga transport that it's built so oddly?