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Lightning F6 XR753 Gate Guardian at RAF Coningsby
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PostPosted: June 8th, 2017, 9:10 pm 
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This lightning F6 XR753 is a Gate Guardian at RAF Coningsby, it is stood at 11 Squadron car park and not generally seen by the public, looking a bit sorry for itself at the moment.

The yellow plate shows its history from its berth in 1965 as a Mk F3a on to 1968 when it was modified to a MK F6 standard and on to 1988 when it was retired, it eventually made its final move to RAF Coningsby in 2005.

We have 5 fast jet gate guardians at RAF Coningsby, 2 x Lightnings, 1 x Harrier, 1 x Hawker Hunter and a Tornado, none of which are easy to see by the public. I will try and get around them all and put them on the forum in the next week or so.

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Useful reference material Billy, will be interested to see the others when you are able

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Nice pics. Not fenced off either, so you can have a real close look. Even has the boarding ladder for a peek in the cockpit.

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Nice pics and awesome info but what happened to the Phantom?

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PostPosted: July 7th, 2017, 6:49 pm 
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Maverick231 wrote:
Nice pics and awesome info but what happened to the Phantom?


Sorry my mistake it's a Phantom, not a Hunter, I walk past it at least twice a day. I know its a Phantom, no idea why I wrote Hunter, maybe subconsciously I want to build one.

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