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Bat 21

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What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« on: June 07, 2009, 07:39:08 AM »
Hi,
   Can anyone give me a rough idea of what military stuff I can expect to pick up on my box.

I know that most will be picked up in my flights & go into my log but will not give their position on the map.

I was hoping for some advice about a few  individual types ie the more frontline stuff - I do see plenty of RAF Hawks - Harriers, VC10's, Tornado F3's in my log (but never GR4's - am I right in assuming they are not equiped to allow the R-box to even pick them up at all).

I know from other posts on here that Typhoons do get picked up (still waiting for my first one ) but was wondering if anyone picks up stuff like the  F-15's from  the US bases such as Lakenheath ( I do get plenty of the heavy US stuff like KC135's & C5's  ).

Any replies most welcome
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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 07:42:44 AM »
Despite being located near Lossie, I see very few Tornado GR4s, so I believe most are not equipped with ADS/B.  In fact, out of 81 Tornados in my log, 11 are GR4s, the rest are F3s.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2009, 07:45:47 AM by tarbat »

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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 08:16:37 AM »
Hi Bat 21,

Like you I see Hawks, Harriers, VC10's, F3's but also a couple of GR4's & GR4A's so your theory might be a bit shaky :-)

A quick scan of MyLog shows also the following RAF aircraft;

Hawker Siddely Nimrod R1
Eurofighter Typhoon
C-17 Globemaster
AWACS/Sentry

If you include helicopters then;
Gazelle
Puma
Apache
Chinook


On the US Mil SIDE then I see quite a few F-15C Eagles & F-15E Strike Eagles and they are notorious for their scary sounding callsigns such as DEATH, GRIM, REAPER, MUGER, SNARL, RAGE, PANTHR, THUD, SHARK, DARK, STRIK etc.

Other US Mil apart from the KC135's, KC10's C5's, even more C17's include;

AF1 & its support entourage
Lockheed F-16
Boeing E-4B
Boeing RC-135S/U/V/W Rivet Joint ELNT aircraft
AWACS/Sentry
A10

And helicopters;

Sikorsky Black Hawk
Chinook

There must be other interesting Mil stuff that I have missed as I have over 14,000 aircraft in my current database.

There's plenty of stuff up there!

Kind regards,
-=Glyn=-
« Last Edit: June 07, 2009, 08:27:04 AM by GlynH »

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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 08:34:02 AM »
Thanks Glyn & Tarbat,

         Re: the F-15's - do they show up as F-15's in your log or is the a/c type left blank & you tie them up from the 6 digit code (or even just know they are F-15's from the callsigns) ?
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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 08:58:57 AM »
Here is my UK list.

I'm sure that there will be a few errors in there, but it gives you an idea of what you might see in the MyFlights aircraft list, but not on the map.

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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 10:22:13 AM »
Thanks Glyn & Tarbat,

         Re: the F-15's - do they show up as F-15's in your log or is the a/c type left blank & you tie them up from the 6 digit code (or even just know they are F-15's from the callsigns) ?
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Bat 21
Hi BAT 21,
The F-15's started appearing on the box around the 1st of april and they were being tied up slowly, then a few weeks back they switched to using tactical codes like the Germans which makes them  difficult to tie up.
There is a bit more info in this thread.

HTH John

http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=2455.msg20845#msg20845
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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 10:23:15 AM »
Morning all, dont know if you know this one Tarbat, had the box on yesterday to see if there was any military about for the D Day stuff. Only had one, Mode S was 3B7B9F, any ideas on this one please. thanks Colin.

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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 10:31:58 AM »
Morning all, dont know if you know this one Tarbat, had the box on yesterday to see if there was any military about for the D Day stuff. Only had one, Mode S was 3B7B9F, any ideas on this one please. thanks Colin.

Hi Collin,
Airframes has it as F-ZBPL EC45 of Securitie Civile

Here are a few sources of lookup to try
http://www.airframes.org/
http://www.libhomeradar.org/databasequery/index.php
http://www.live-military-mode-s.eu/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mode_S/
http://www.gatwickaviationsociety.org.uk/modeslookup.asp

HTH Cheers John
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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 11:02:56 AM »

I was hoping for some advice about a few  individual types ie the more frontline stuff - I do see plenty of RAF Hawks - Harriers, VC10's, Tornado F3's in my log (but never GR4's - am I right in assuming they are not equiped to allow the R-box to even pick them up at all).

Any replies most welcome
Cheers
Bat 21



Hi Again,

Just a note regarding Eurofighters, I have only picked up 5 in 6 months they only seem to use mode-s when they are operating out of Warton. This is just my humble opinion as Coningsby is well within my polar diagram and I've sat in the viewing area at coningsby and picked up zilch.

With regard to Tornado GR.4 they seem to be being reallocated codes from F.3s that have been withdrawn from service

Example 43C156 ZE755 TOR F.3 scrapped 2008 picked up on RB 19/05/09 and reported as ZA598 TOR GR.4

HTH cheers John
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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2009, 11:05:48 AM »
With regard to Tornado GR.4 they seem to be being reallocated codes from F.3s that have been withdrawn from service

Yes, I'm starting to notice this too.  I now plan to review my logs, and any Tornado operating below 500ft (in the Tain Bombing Range) MAY be a GR4.

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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2009, 11:27:51 AM »
Having worked on both GR's and F3's anything below 500ft is definetly a GR. F3's dont like going that low unless the wheels are down and locked!
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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2009, 11:32:39 AM »
Except in the Falklands :-)

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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2009, 11:35:53 AM »
Where it was once reported in the local paper that the christmas fly past was carried out by 5 F3's. Funny that we thought we only had 4 down there and one of those was in on a minor servicing.
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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2009, 11:52:30 AM »
 3 in service you are lucky when i went down we struggled to get two servicable sometimes radar failures where a nightmare

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Re: What military aircraft do you get in your logs ?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2009, 11:54:06 AM »
Leave it in stby, usually helped.
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