Air Pictorial 1977-02
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A.Carlaw - Gannet's Nest
H.Q. Flight's COD.4. XA466/"777", the last airworthy Mk. 4 Gannet and only aircraft to carry No. 849's badge on the fin. Next: T.5 XG888/"770" with old-style roundels.
Английский палубный самолет ДРЛО "Ганнет" AEW.3
With undercarriage doors closing and flaps still extended, another of H. Q. Flight's Gannet AEW.3s, XL502, gets airborne from Lossiemouth on a dull day
Gannet AEW.3 XL500/"760" of No.849's H.Q. Flight shortly after take-off. Note that only one underwing tank is normally carried
Starting-up Gannet AEW.3 XL482/"761" of H.Q. Flight, No. 849 Squadron; first Mamba to start drives the rear prop
AEW.3 XL450/"042" of "B" Flight, from H.M.S. "Ark Royal", and (right) close-up showing RVAW-120's zapped emblem from U.S. tour
Parked alongside No. 849's Gannets at Lossiemouth, Grumman E-2B Hawkeye 150537 of VAW-116 "Sun Kings" on a visit from U.S.S. "Nimitz"
One of "Ark Royal's" AEW.3s. XL497/"041", undergoes major servicing at Lossiemouth
Parked alongside No. 849's Gannets at Lossiemouth, Grumman E-2B Hawkeye 150537 of VAW-116 "Sun Kings" on a visit from U.S.S. "Nimitz"