In the course of book preparation I usually compile lists, either to include as appendices or to help me keep track. In this section is a variety of lists which may be of interest.Phantom FGR.2 XT897/CC of 64 Sqn (228 OCU) at a wet Wyton May 1989
1 - 2. Military aircraft designations
Nimrod R (Reconnaissance) Mk 1 XW665/65 of 51 Sqn at Wyton April 1988
3. Cold war shootdowns
Cold war shootdowns covers all reported incidents of military and civil aircraft loss or damage following intrusion or interception by Soviet or Chinese forces.
The TR-1 development of the U-2 on climbout from Alconbury 1985. Many were lost.
4. NATO (ASCC) reporting names
The next list is of NATO (ASCC) reporting names for Soviet and Chinese aircraft which operated from 1954 to about 1994. The logic of the system is described and the list is believed to be the most comprehensive publicly available.
Four Su-22M4 Fitters of the Czech Air Force
5. USAF in Europe in 1962
Just for fun, and because I can, I have included an order of battle for the USAF in Europe in 1962.
A pair of F-101C Voodoo fighters of the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing at Bentwaters
6. British military colours
Finally, there is an equivalence chart for British military colours in Humbrol, FS, Methuen and British Standards references.
Victor K.2 XM715 of 55 Sqn at Marham in 1983 showing the then standard markings
All photographs are copyright of the author and may not be used without permission. I would welcome any additions or supportable amendments to my lists - please contact me.