A selection of the most interesting aircraft to visit air bases in the UK recently.



RAF Coningsby played host to detachments of Tornados and EF2000s from the German Air Force for Exercise Cobra Warrior which ran from September 11 to 28.
Peter R Foster


1/8 08-0050 & 11-0061 CV-22Bs 7th SOS, 352nd SOW, USAF. 3/8 ZZ664 RC-135W 51 Sqn, RAF Waddington diversion. 4/8 ZZ511 Wildcat AH1 AAC. 7/8 5607 C-130J-30 335 Skv, Royal Norwegian AF. 8/8 54+09 A400M LTG62, German AF n/s; 51+01 Transall LTG61, German AF n/s; 053 Falcon 20ECM 717 Skv, Royal Norwegian AF. 14/8 54+01 A400M LTG62, German AF o/s. 15/8 54+01 A400M LTG62, German AF. 21/8 EZ-F426 Il-76TD Turkmenistan Airlines n/s also 30th n/s. 22/10 ZJ126/K & ZJ137/W Merlin HC3is 846 NAS, RN; CH-10 C-130H Belgian Defence – Air Component. 23/8 A41-210 C-17A 36 Sqn, RAAF dep 25th. 24/8 E20 & E163 Alpha Jet Es EAC00.314, French AF both o/s. 26/8 98-6006 C-32B USAF dep 2/9. 31/8 13-5778 MC- 130J 67th SOS, 352nd SOW, USAF o/s.


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