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Cool Harrier Low Pass!  
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4747 times:





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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4740 times:

It wasn't passing sound, but the video doesn't do enough noise justice. Big grin

What kind of Harrier was that?



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

On the first one definitely an American McDonnell Douglas AV-8B, the second one I think so too but not as sure. I stopped the frames but the second one is just too dark and mixed in with the background but I see nothing that makes me think British Harrier.


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User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 1):
What kind of Harrier was that?

A real friggin fast one! Holy crap.


User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

If the first one was a USMC AV-8 Harrier, then I would say that the second one was also. With the US Military performing combat ops, if you see one aircraft, then there is sure to be a second, third or fourth one close by. US Military aircraft tend to travel in pairs to packs. If it was a UK Harrier, then I would say the same as with the US Military aircraft. Either way, they knew where those troops were and enjoyed peforming for them.


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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

For what it's worth, the videos are entitled "RAF Harrier low flyby Afghanistan 1" and "RAF Harrier low flyby Afghanistan 2".


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

it's one thing to see it on video, another to see it pass 10ft over your head!


gotta love it!



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User currently offlineGarysted From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Freezing the image shows the pylon arrangement specific to RAF GR7/9s. They carry a extra AIM-9 dedicated station that the USMC and other overseas AV-8Bs don't. Mind you, they at least have a working cannon....

User currently offlinePanaman From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

LOL cool! ! !! !

I want two!



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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Quoting Cancidas (Reply 6):
it's one thing to see it on video, another to see it pass 10ft over your head!

Looked like 50 or 60 feet to me, still that is low. At those speeds one could easily scrape the deck.



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User currently offlineLimaNiner From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

Isn't that the exact same overpass shot from two different angles?

User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

and this my friends is why being deployed is so much cooler then state side, not so stuffy....

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4348 times:

In Afghanistan right?
A RAF Harrier GR.7/9 I think, the extra pylons seem to be there, we know that 4 Sqn RAF are there.

RAF Harrier G.7/9 (a UK version of a US development of a UK aircraft), also have stronger windshields (a legacy of the original requirement for low level in Germany), UK avionics-including an integral ECM system, an incremental upgrade to night attack capability.

Agreed on the need to get some USMC GAU-12's, after all, the need identified in Kosovo for smart weapons beyond LGB's (prior to Brimstone entering service-which it is on RAF Tornados first), led to a buy of AGM-65's, so a precedent here.


User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

This is the lowest photo of a harrier I have taken- it is too grainy to be accepted. Difficult to shoot at 7 miles a minute at 50 feet...
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 680 File size: 121kb
I wish I could get this one accepted- too grainy...


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Quoting Opso1 (Reply 13):
This is the lowest photo of a harrier I have taken- it is too grainy to be accepted. Difficult to shoot at 7 miles a minute at 50 feet...

That's a pretty cool photo. I think that air to air photo's taken in unusual circumstances like this one should be accepted.


User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 3619 times:

Found this somewhere on a.net. Thought it might be appropriate for this thread too!  Wink



User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Both films (well all 3 films so far) are British GR7/ 7As in Adghanistan. If you think that it is low from the ground, you should see it from the air! Sometimes you have to climb to miss someones head if they are standing on top of a truck filming you come in at them... It is flown as training to give the guys and girls on the ground an insight into what a "show of force" flypast is like for the enemy- it certainly gets their heads down and stops them shooting... they then know what will come next if they fire again...

If you pause the first video at 5 seconds, you will see that the aircraft is about 20 feet above the guys- at 480 knots, the shockwave and noise really is "shock and awe". Job done!!!

PS- I eventually got the low level Sea Harrier photo above accepted on Boxing day... a late present!

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1156372/L/


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