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RAF Cottesmore
December 2008
This is a photo-report using images taken at RAF Cottesmore in December 2008 on a crisp sunny day.
Harrier GR.7A (ZD431 '43A') of 4(AC) Squadron about to depart into the sunset.
(DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L at 1/1000 f11 ISO 100, exposure manually set for the sunset)
Left to right: Harrier GR.9 (ZD435 '47') of 4(AC) Squadron which was doing a few circuits and pratice hovers.
image 1, DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L at 1/640 f10 -2/3 exposure compensation ISO 100.

image 2, DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L with x2 extender at 1/640 f8 -2/3 exposure compensation ISO 100.
Left to right: Harrier GR.9 (ZD402 '31') of 1(F) Squadron. (DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L with x2 extender at 1/640 f7.1 -1 exposure compensation ISO 100).
Left to right: Harrier GR.7A (ZD376 '24A') with 1(F) Squadron. Landing Harrier GR.9A (ZD433 '45A').
Left to right: Harrier GR.9A (ZD433 '45A') devoid of any squadron markings but showing multiple mission markings. It was last reported with the Joint Upgrade Maintenance Program (JUMP) - Test Flight based at Cottesmore.
Harrier GR.9A (ZD433 '45A') showing multiple mission markings
(DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8L at 1/640 f7.1 -2/3 exposure compensation ISO 100).
Left to right: Harrier GR.9 (ZD435 '47') of 4(AC) Squadron re-appears on its second sortie of the afternoon as the sun was setting. Harrier GR.7A (ZD431 '43A') of 4(AC) Squadron.