pauara
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Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D In PIE What Reg Is It?

Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:59 pm

I saw this E3-D on final wehile i was holding short of RW17L at PIE in Florida. Ive looked and cannot find any other RAF E-3D's with similar markings on the tail. I would love to get its reg. I dont think its ZH101 through ZH107 but i might be wrong.
Boeing E-3D landing in PIE
Please help me with the Reg number.
Thanks
Paul
 
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RE: Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D In PIE What Reg Is It?

Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:45 pm

At a guess, it's an aircraft from #23 Squadron

http://www.raf.mod.uk/squadrons/h23.html

http://www.raf.mod.uk/squadrons/h_images/23sqnsentrya.gif
Sentry AEW1 in 23 Squadron 90th Anniversary markings

But couldn't tell you which one it is.
You could try here:

http://raf23sqn.freeforumhosting.net/

http://23-squadron.co.uk/
 
bond007
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RE: Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D In PIE What Reg Is It?

Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:53 am

It's quite probably ZH103.
I saw it on approach at MacDill last week, and definitely ZH103 is flying around the area today as callsign 'Vulcan 1'.

I'm guessing they are the same one, unless there is more than one over here.

Added: I think you can see '03' on the nose in that photo. It's the same in other pics on A.net of the same aircraft. Don't know if it corresponds to ZH103 though.


Jimbo

[Edited 2006-04-05 20:56:27]
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RE: Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D In PIE What Reg Is It?

Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:27 am

I just checked photos of ZH104 and it has '04' on the nose above cockpit windows...so ZH103 was your bird....and mine  Smile



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garysted
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RE: Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D In PIE What Reg Is It?

Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:19 am

Hi,

The Sentry with the special markings will be ZH103. It's the only one of the seven with 8/23 Squadron's that shows these markings and has been marked this way for a while. The other side of the airframe has equally colourful markings for 8 Sqn as well.

Gary

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