South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM)
St Athan
October 30, 2021
This night-shoot at the South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM) was held in good conditions, the threat of showers did not materialise. The location at the Picketston site of the former RAF maintenance unit was where for years aircraft were stored and often scrapped after a long period of storage.
These images were taken in a range of lighting conditions most using a tripod, some as a single exposure others were taken using multiple images and HDR. A few were taken using light 'painting' with a small torch, notably the Shackleton which was not subject to any artificial lighting during the evening.
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Panavia Tornado GR.1 (ZA326) formally with the ETPS.
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Left to right: Panavia Tornado GR.1 (ZA326) formally with the ETPS and now with the Panavia Tornado Preservation Group.
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Left to right: Panavia Tornado GR.1 (ZA326).
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Left to right: Panavia Tornado GR.1 (ZA326).
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Phantom FG.1 (XV582) known as 'Black Mike' when with 111 Squadron.
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Left to right: Phantom FG.1 (XV582) known as 'Black Mike' when with 111 Squadron, it is now in the care of the British Phantom Aviation Group (BPAG).
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Left to right: Phantom FG.1 (XV582) known as 'Black Mike' when with 111 Squadron. As photographed in; 2018 at Cosford and 2002 at RAF Leuchars.
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Prototype BAe Sea Harrier FRS.2 (ZA195 '710') ex 899 NAS Royal Navy.
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Left to right: Prototype BAe Sea Harrier FRS.2 (ZA195 '710') ex 899 NAS Royal Navy.
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Left to right: Prototype BAe Sea Harrier FRS.2 (ZA195 '710') ex 899 NAS Royal Navy.
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Fairey Gannet AEW.3 (XL500 'CU') Royal Navy.
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Left to right: Fairey Gannet AEW.3 (XL500 'CU') Royal Navy.
Hawker Hunter T.7 (XL573 registered G-BVGH). It was previously with Barry Pover's Classic Jet Aircraft Co when it was registered G-BVGH (Barry's Very Good Hunter).
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Left to right: Jet Provost T.5A (XW420 '83').
Westland Sea King HC.4 (ZG822 'WS').
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Tornado GR.4 (ZA612) in 'RAF 100' anniversary tail markings, gifted to the museum in July 2021.
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Left to right: ornado GR.4 (ZA612) in 'RAF 100' anniversary tail markings.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA612) in 'RAF 100' anniversary tail markings.
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Left to right: Wessex HU.5 (XS507) arrvied from Chard in May 2021.
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Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (54439 'WI') ex Armee de l Air.
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Left to right: Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (54439 'WI') ex Armee de l Air, to RAF Sculthorpe in 1978, USAF loaned to Sunderland Air Museum and then on to SWAM in January 2020.
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Left to right: T-33A Shooting Star (54439 'WI') ex Armee de l Air.
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Meteor T.7 (WL405) ex Jet Age Museum, Gloucester, arrived dismantled in September 2021.
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Left to right: Meteor T.7 (WL405) ex Jet Age Museum, Gloucester, arrived dismantled in September 2021.
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Avro Shackleton MR.3 (WR974 'K' 8117M).
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Left to right: Avro Shackleton MR.3 (WR974 'K' 8117M), to Gatwick Aviation Museum in 1989, Bruntingthorpe in 2014, arrived SWAM in July 2020.
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Left to right: de Havilland Sea Devon (XK895 registered G-SDEV) built in 1956 for the Royal Navy.
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Left to right: Percival Sea Prince T.1 (WP321 registered G-BRFC).
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Left to right: Hunting Jet Provost T.4 (XP672 '03').
Folland Gnat T.1 (XP534 painted 'XR993') ex Red Arrows.
Clutton-Tebanor FRED Series 2 (G-BMMF) a British homebuilt aircraft designed 1963.
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Phantom FG.1 (XV582) known as 'Black Mike' being towed around from the museum hangar ready for the night shoot.