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


Two US Navy Sikorsky MH-60S helicopters, 166349/AM-06 (pictured) and 168587/AM-04, were detached to RAF Lossiemouth for Exercise Joint Warrior, which ran from April 23 until May 3. The helicopters were from HSC-22 and had flown ashore from USNS William McLean.
Niall Paterson


1/3 SU-BAE C-130H Egyptian AF. 6/3 111/XM TBM 700 French AF; 11-0058 CV-22B 7th SOS, 352nd SOW, USAF; ZJ199 Apache AH1 3/4 Regts, AAC. 8/3 77/XD TBM 700 French AF. 14/3 ZJ182, ZJ199, ZJ203 & ZJ213 Apache AH1s 3/4 Regts, AAC. 15/3 54+10 A400M LTG62, German AF o/s. 21/3 100001 OS-100 Swedish AF Open Skies n/s.


5/3 08-9601/RS C-130J-30 37th AS, 86th AW, USAF.

9/3 G-781 C-130H 336 Sqn, Royal Netherlands AF.

13/3 C-215 Challenger 604 Esk 721, Royal Danish AF. 22/3 84-0083 C-21A 76th AS, 86th AW, USAF n/s.

2/3 85-0106 F-15C 123rd FS, Or ANG, still present

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