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Armed Mystère 20's?  
User currently offlineAviator100 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
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Nice Robinson. But look at the Mystère 20's in the background:

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Do they have missiles under the wings? What is the purpose of these things?

Regards,
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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Nukes, definately nukes....  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1194 times:

Hey Colin, you been shooting in security-sensitive areas again?

(I think you finally found yourself a pic that will get plenty of hits!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)


User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 1184 times:

I believe that there is a firm based in Europe that flys a couple of those things around that electronically simulate different aircraft for NATO planes to practice against. If that's not it, then it's probably a missile test of some sort.
Regards,
Zach


User currently offlineFredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Yes, you're right. This company (FR Aviation Ltd) fly special missions such as target towing and electronic warfare training (with the Falcon 20's).

Have a look at their homepage:
http://www.fraviation.co.uk

Falcon 20 on task with Tornado

/Fredrik


User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

FRA fly a large number of DA 20s from Bournemouth, Hurn on target towing and electronic intercept missions, primarily for the Royal Navy but also the RAF and some NATO missions.

The items under the wings are for target towing


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 740 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

FR Aviation based at Bournemouth, get up to all sorts, , including operating a fleet of Falcon 20s on target towing, fishery protection, ECM and various test programs - if you have a look, you'll find some more Falcon pics from Bournemouth with interesting things under the wings.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineAviator100 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1136 times:
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Colin:

Thanks for your explanation!
I have taken a look at the FR Aviation Mystères in the database. Very interesting pictures indeed!

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Photo © Colin K. Work



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Photo © Colin K. Work



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Photo © Colin K. Work


By the way, what a beautiful plane the Mystère 20 still is after almost 40 years!

Best wishes,
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User currently offlineYorkie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

The FR fleet is split. There are around 8 aircraft based at Teesside Int'l and you can get ramp shots with a good lens - taxy shots on standard lens.

They frequently go on detachment though - I have seen them reported at Stornaway for example.


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