Raptor #1 has landed...

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  1. LWW

    LWW TPF Noob!

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    In an earlier post I shared some photos of the USAF Museum and the Raptor ceremony.

    The foolowing was taken when the plane came in for landing...

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    ...and just in case anything happened this plane was pretty well protected...

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    ...all photos are my property and nothing classified was photographed.

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    F-18s are very nice planes... You should try to make it to an air showe one day. Some opportunites for amazing shots:wink:
     
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    That's not the F/A 18, that's the 1st Raptor F22 production version.

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    :scratch::?:... which pic are you talking about?? one looks like 2 16's and the others look nothin like raptors... unless they have changed from first production to final production?
     
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    D'OH!

    In all my sorting and scanning today I've gotten some crossed.

    Now I've got to find my @#%%#$ Raptor pics again.

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    hehe... post them i love seeing raptors... if i remember i will get some pics on here one day of them.
     
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    What are the two blue ones?
     
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    Judging by the cammo scheme that F/A-18 is from an aggressor squadron.
     
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    Wanna know a fun fact about the Raptor?
     
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    Sure.

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    The pair you see the belly of are either A or C model F-16 "Falcons"...one of the first all fly-by-wire aircraft, maybe THE first, its been a while since I kept up with it.

    Not sure about the F/A-18 "Hornet" theres so many version now, I think they are up to E or F, the so called "Super Hornet"

    The helicopters are most certainly UH-60 Blackhawks look like the generic version not the special ops version, theres no winglets or refueling probe. Good shots overall.

    F-16's are very photogenic in my opinion, they just look fast.

    Try to catch a B-1B Lancer, best looking aircraft in the inventory; well, aside from an A-10...hehehe
     
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    I have a B1B and a Blackbird somewhere here in my photo pile I've been digitizing.

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