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    Richard what is the protrusion at the mid rear of Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.3 (XV214) is it an evil eye??

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    Not sure Richard, I have seen it on alot of the 'K' variants but not on the 'J'. Funny looking lump isn't it?

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    Default Re: RAF Brize Norton

    That is part of the Defensive Aid Suite (DAS).

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    Thank you also do they have self sealing fuel tanks fitted now??

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    According to ceefax planning permission has been given for approx 500 new married quarters at Brize.

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    The new Britannia Gate has now been completed at Brize, this is where the repatriations will come through on the way out of the airfield before passing by the new flagpole near the main entrance and through Carterton

    Britannia Gate





    RAF Brize Norton Sign


    The new flagpole



    And a couple for the airfield lighting fans!



    View towards the terminal, apron and hangars

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    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    And a couple for the airfield lighting fans!
    Nooooo - not real - I think they came from Aldi / Lidl BBQ section .
    Last edited by Carnaby; 06-09-2011 at 09:43. Reason: Felt the need to add a smiley

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    Looking at the Control Tower as the Americans have it - yes the top does look a later American model

    But can anyone identify the original wartime Watch Office ??

    second photo of it looks a bit like a 13726/41 - can't be right surely


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    Default Re: RAF Brize Norton

    The Britannia Gate looks very impressive but I can't quite work out where it is, can anyone give specifics? Is it on the tech/domestic side of the station or somewhere over the far side where 99/511 Brit. Line was many moons ago? Also where is the new flag pole located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by septic View Post
    Looking at the Control Tower as the Americans have it - yes the top does look a later American model

    But can anyone identify the original wartime Watch Office ??

    second photo of it looks a bit like a 13726/41 - can't be right surely
    The Brize control tower is a proper AM/RAF 5223a/51 design, fairly standard for large RAF airfields of the early 1950s (others at Greenham Common, Upper Heyford, Biggin Hill, North Weald), the VCR cupola on the top is absolutely standard for this design.

    The original watch office for Brize would have been a 5740/36 Chief Flying Instructors Block style (as at Little Ris, Hullavington etc), not sure if it still exists or when it was demolished?

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