F-117A deployment to Gilze-Rijen 10 June 1993

F-117A deployment to Gilze-Rijen 10 June 1993

Postby steved on Thu 31 Aug 2017, 1:24 pm

On the 8th June 1993 eight F-117As of the 415th FS Holloman AFB, New Mexico deployed to Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands for Central Enterprise 1993 under the code name of "Coronet Havoc".

I, along with it seemed every other spotter, went to watch. I can’t remember why I chose the 10th June, but it was great to see them in action.

Image1 by Steve Doyle, on Flickr

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Image18 by Steve Doyle, on Flickr

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Image22 by Steve Doyle, on Flickr

Cheers

Steve
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Re: F-117A deployment to Gilze-Rijen 10 June 1993

Postby iaint on Thu 31 Aug 2017, 8:12 pm

Awesome photos, and just how awesome was the F-117A, such a beast! :love:

Still to this day it feels like their service life ended far too soon.
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Re: F-117A deployment to Gilze-Rijen 10 June 1993

Postby Spiny Norman on Thu 31 Aug 2017, 11:48 pm

Thanks for these. Strange concept looking back. The idea that a few precision-guided weapons could be worth the investment in stealth technology.
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Re: F-117A deployment to Gilze-Rijen 10 June 1993

Postby Georgeconna on Fri 01 Sep 2017, 8:59 am

A life like a May fly really. tks for sharing.
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Re: F-117A deployment to Gilze-Rijen 10 June 1993

Postby capercaillie on Fri 01 Sep 2017, 2:13 pm

Georgeconna wrote:A life like a May fly really. tks for sharing.


Quite, in front line service for 25 years, some still flying today apparently, 36 years after the type's first flight. :wink: Or are we talking about the designers crossing their fingers on its first flight and saying "it may fly?". :hide:

Nice post Steve, G-R is a great base for viewing.
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Re: F-117A deployment to Gilze-Rijen 10 June 1993

Postby BigClick67 on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 6:58 am

Superb post :clap: great photos of an iconic aircraft, taken at a very cool location!
Thanks for posting these :up:
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