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BAe EAP - Loughborough University

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BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by Ben Montgomery » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:30 pm

Heres one that doesnt pop up much in any photos, and one that I have been meaning to get a photo of for a while.

Went down to the Aero department last night (darkest place on campus) to get some shots of the Moon and Mars, and got some pics of the EAP at the same time. Unfortunately we cant get into the main hall/"hangar" out of hours, so this is an arty one from outside:

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And at 10mm, still not too good, but hey:

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An annoying gap in many peoples logbooks so I am told!

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Post by viper3111 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:39 pm

Do you work on that like we used to on the JP we had at cambrudge regional college?

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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by Ben Montgomery » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:43 pm

We haven't done yet Shaun, but still only in Semester 1!

We have a coursework next week comparing it to the Typhoon and Tornado, so might be an excuse for some more photos. There is also a limited edition 1/72 kit of it coming out this year so I am told. :)

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Post by viper3111 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:47 pm

I will keep my ear to the ground on the kit to see if anyone knows any more.

I bet that will be a bit more interesting than our old JP as I didnt have the heart to tell our instructor that I had worked on meteors, mustangs and other stuff when I used to go up duxford :halo:

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Post by GOOSE » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:10 pm

Very nice Ben. Do you remember it flying? :)

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Post by Sparts99 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:24 pm

I saw it at the 25th Anniversary show for the Red Arrows at Scampton, I think the current Typhoon display is more 'energetic', I was left a bit underwhelmed.
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Post by apgphoto » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:59 am

In the air at Farnborough
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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by SCARECROW » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:12 pm

Very nice, saw its tail above a board hiding it years ago at Warton, we were not allowed to have a decent look, worst luck !!

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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by Unknown74 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:44 pm

Any chance this may someday be presented to a Museum like Cosford?

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Post by 2_avons » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:00 pm

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. When you think it flew on 8-bit microprocessors, not as they do today on 64-bit, it flew remarkably well.

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Post by Ben Montgomery » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Unknown74 wrote:Any chance this may someday be presented to a Museum like Cosford?
I believe so - the student rumour is that the EAP is in fact going to Cosford, and will be replaced by one of the BAe Typhoons. :ninja:

But thats just a student/staff rumour.

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Post by teeonefixer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:26 am

Nice Pics Ben.
In the "good old days" in Transport Technology (next to the Chem Eng and Edward Herbert building) we had the Hunter and JP to play with - working in teams to dismantle components, write it up and move on to reassemble the next part. That caused great hilarity at times but only many years later I realised what valuable experience this was. They were replaced by the Experimantal Jaguar (now at Cosford ?). The JP (G-AOBU) became a flyer, as did the Hunter, which sadly crashed killing the pilott at Dunsfold some years ago.

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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by Ben Montgomery » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:54 am

Well, we've still got her, and I went down again last night to get a few shots - happily the canopy was still up so I took this:

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Missing the control column and HUD, but we have them somewhere I think!

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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by Doughnut » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:39 pm

Ideal chance to replace the EAP with a Harrier.

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Post by Ben Montgomery » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:24 pm

Doughnut wrote:Ideal chance to replace the EAP with a Harrier.
That is, so we are told, the plan.

Should have happened over the summer, but has been delayed.

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Post by jem60 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:19 pm

Viper,
One of my friends has a 1/72nd scale kit of it, built. I believe it was done by Merlin Models, many years ago. Truly horrible kits, done in the owners garden shed with a basic plastic moulding machine by the look of them. However, with work and patience, a good result could be obtained. I did a very nice Balliol from them some years ago. I would think it would be near impossible to find one these days. Give Nigel a ring at Hannants for info, perhaps?

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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by TS010 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:21 pm

Freightdog Models are due to release an all new 1/72 resin kit of the EAP in March 2011.

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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by GaryS » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:58 pm

There's a resin kit by Silver Cloud out now in 1/72 at the princely price of £35! :O

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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by Seamus » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:21 pm

Good to see Ebn, brings back some fond memories :D

There was talk when I was at Loughborough that the EAP would replaced dring the summer I left, so it's nice to see it's still there 3 years on. Might have to dig out some crappy old pics I took back in the day for old times sake :)
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Re: BAe EAP - Loughborough University

Post by The Edge » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:05 pm

Brings back lots of memories. I remember her last flight. Pete brought her up from the east so low she rose out of the ground from where I was standing. He honked her around the field for a nice little display. Then she was down and that was it. Nice aircraft (unless you were taxiing her in which case she was awful).

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