BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby BigClick67 on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 9:14 am

When our world turned digital some 15 years ago I was in full swing with scanning all my slides. All those slides that didn´t make it into my ´best-of´-collection back then were stuffed in boxes and stored among all the other useless crap on the loft. After all those years I retrieved various of these boxes recently, and found plenty of gems that are surprisingly good! Okay, many have scratches, dust or are just ´kodachrome´ but they deserve to be preserved and shared!
So here comes my cream of the crap - planned as a long-term post that I will try to fill with many hopefully interesting images from the era of Golden Oldies,
or in other words Kodachrome memories from a better time. I hope you like them!
Cheers! Chris Braun

Let´s get the ball rolling with a set of Fishbeds :drool:
#001 in July 1998 the Polish Naval Air Arm took part in a squadron exchange with German Navy Tornado wing MFG2 and sent these three beauties to Eggebek,
including Mig-21UB red9346:
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#002 MiG-21bis red0804:
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#003 MiG-21bis red0800 from 1.PDL,Eskadra B at Oksiwie:
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#004 red0800 on short finals upon arrival at Eggebek on 20th July,1998:
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#005 MiG-21MF 4307 of 1.SLP/Czech Air Force in the static display at Leeuwarden, 2nd July,1994:
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#006 MiG-21MF 7711 2.Letka/Czech Air Force on the flightline at Cambrai, 23rd May,1993:
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#007 MiG-21 LanceR-A 6707 arriving for RIAT2005:
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#008 MiG-21 LanceR-A 6807 at the ´Operational Integration Exercise 2005´(I think it was called like that...) at K-B in JUly 2005:
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Thanks for looking - more to follow soon!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap

Postby Marathon Milkshake on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 1:01 pm

This is the crap? hate to think what the real s**t ones are like :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap

Postby BigClick67 on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 6:21 pm

Marathon Milkshake wrote:This is the crap? hate to think what the real s**t ones are like :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Sir, may I remind you - this is the CREAM of the c**p... !
Thank you for your reply! Appreciate :wink:
Cheers, Chris
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap

Postby silver fox on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 7:23 pm

Whatever your hobby or passion it's always surprising when you have a rummage through discarded items, then find that after all some of them are pretty damn good, keep rummaging, judging by the pics posted I would bet there are more gems to be found. thank you.
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap

Postby Georgeconna on Tue 17 Oct 2017, 9:21 am

Good Start Mate, I would suggest I people may avoid this post due to the title but they will miss some gems here! :smile:
Cheers

George

2017 shows
Yeovilton via Webcast from My Armchair.
Foynes and Bray for my sins.
Thats me done for 2017
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 19th Oct)

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 19 Oct 2017, 1:03 pm

Talking about MiGs...
Here comes a set of German MiG-29s:
#009 MiG-29 29+14 from then JG3 at Preschen,still in its NVA camo dress but already in (West) German markings. Seen here landing at Wittmund in March 1991 during trials with the then sensational helmet-mounted sight (note the pilot´s helmet!):
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#010 MiG-29G 29+01 from Laage-based JG 73 "Steinhoff" in a rare outfit with an ´Archer´-missile (? am I right on this?) under its port wing station, caught at Kleine-Brogel during NTM2001:
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#011 MiG-29G 29+20 in special colours lined-up on Hopsten´s RWY01 after the Open Day 2001:
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#012 & 013 MiG-29G 29+04 on the ramp at Wittmund during the type´s last DACT deployment in March 2004, shortly prior to disbandment:
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#013
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#014 sister ship 29+18 seen taxiing in after a DACT hop with the local Richthofen Phantoms:
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#015 cross-servicing crew awaits the jet
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Hope you like them! More to follow soon.
Cheers,
Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 19th Oct)

Postby BigClick67 on Tue 24 Oct 2017, 4:24 pm

A bit more Russian hardware:
The following three images took my Dad at Russian Naval Air Base Chernyakhovsk (near Kaliningrad) way back in June 1992 during an official German Navy HQ visit to the Russian Baltic Fleet. I have no idea to which unit they belong and would be grateful for your input!
#016 Su-24M white 10:
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#017 Su-17M4 yellow 34
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#018 Be-12 yellow 90 :love:
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now back to western shores:
#019 & #020 Su-22M4 98+09 WTD61 caught during trials at Schleswig in April 1992:
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#021 Su-22M4 98+14 arriving at Jever on 19th June,1998 for the open day:
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#022 Su-22UM3 yellow 707 of 6.ELT, the Polish Air Force´s tiger unit, seen at K-B in 2005:
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I hope these are of interest. More to follow soon!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 24th Oct)

Postby Blackbird on Wed 25 Oct 2017, 10:34 pm

A great post and looking forward to (lots) more - please!

Andy :smile:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 24th Oct)

Postby BigClick67 on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 10:54 am

Hi there! :wave:
A few more post-WarPac fighters which were a common feature at various airshows around Europe in the early 90s:
#023 & #024 Su-27PD #598 from the Gromov Flight Institute´s Test Pilot Pair, captured at the Dutch Naval Air Day at Valkenburg on 12th September, 1997:
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#025 & #026 Czech Su-25UBK #3237 from 30.BILP at Pardubice:
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#026
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#027 and single seater Su-25K #8072:
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#028 Su-25K #9013 in the famous Frog-scheme, seen here on finals at Pferdsfeld, 30th Sept.,1994:
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#029 MiG-29UB red 64 from 1.PLM/Polish Air Force, in the static display at Pferdsfeld on 1st Oct.,1994:
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#030 MiG-29 #4012 from Czech fighter unit 11.SLP/1.Letka at Ceske Budejovice, here on the flight line at Cambrai airshow in May 1993:
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Thanks for looking! More to follow soon!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Oct)

Postby BigClick67 on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 10:08 am

a few more from ‚beyond the fence‘ :
#031 Slovakian Air Force MiG-29 #7501 from 1.SLP at Sliac Air Base, seen here on short finals at RNAS Yeovilton on 5th June, 1994, returning from the D-Day 50th anniversary fly-past:
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#032 dito , MiG-29 #3911
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#033 Hungarian MiG-29 red 09 from Kesckemet-based 59th Fighter Regiment performing the tailslide maneuver at Twenthe Air Show 2003:
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#034 MiG-29UB red 25 arriving at Fairford for RIAT99:
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#035 Tu-134A red101 Russian Baltic Fleet lined up for take-off at NAS Schleswig/Jagel in July 1991:
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#036 An-26 blue 31 from an unidentified Russian transport squadron, taxiing at Chernyakhovsk in June 1992:
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#037 An-12BP #2206 from 32.ZmDk/Sloval Air Force arriving for RIAT96:
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#038 Chech example #2105 from 3.DLP in the static at IAT93:
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#039 German An-12 52+09 from Lechfeld-based JaBoG 32, lining up at Hopsten Air Base on 19th April,1994, shortly prior to the type´s final disbandment:
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(This aircraft is now on open air display at the Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin-Gatow and is in a very sorry state…)
#040 An-24V #5803 from Czech transport squadron 61.dlt arriving at Fairford for RIAT96:
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Thanks for looking!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Nov)

Postby Marathon Milkshake on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 4:54 pm

Nice, are we still perusing the crap or have we dipped below the surface? :wink:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Nov)

Postby CJS on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 11:01 am

Lovely stuff, some beautiful Mig-29s in there aren't there?!

Pardon my ignorance, but in #34, the Mig seems to have an RN ensign added to the tail, any idea why?? Also, not sure what the airforce is either? Thanks and please do keep 'em coming if there are more!
"Forewarned is forearmed"
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Nov)

Postby Marathon Milkshake on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 3:22 pm

CJS wrote:
Pardon my ignorance, but in #34, the Mig seems to have an RN ensign added to the tail, any idea why?? Also, not sure what the airforce is either? Thanks and please do keep 'em coming if there are more!


Hungarian, and yes a Royal Navy zap, from a visit to Yeovilton perhaps?
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Nov)

Postby BigClick67 on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 5:33 pm

Marathon Milkshake wrote:
CJS wrote:
Pardon my ignorance, but in #34, the Mig seems to have an RN ensign added to the tail, any idea why?? Also, not sure what the airforce is either? Thanks and please do keep 'em coming if there are more!


Hungarian, and yes a Royal Navy zap, from a visit to Yeovilton perhaps?


Yes, that´s right! Hungarian AF/Fighter Regiment 59 from Kesckemet Air Base. And, yes, I think so, too! :up:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Nov)

Postby tuska2 on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 5:34 pm

Gems indeed! keep on rummaging!!
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Nov)

Postby BigClick67 on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 3:55 pm

A final set of eastern hardware before I will start with more familiar stuff.
#041 a mixed formation of two SHARs (one F/A.2 and a T.4N) leading a quartet of Slovakian MiG-29s into the Yeovilton traffic circuit during the D-Day 50th anniversary celebrations in June 1994:
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#042 same place, same occasion - Czech MiG-23ML #2406 from 1.SLP at Ceske Budejovice on finals:
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#043 An-72 red 02 from the Ukrainian Air Force´s Flight Test Center during RIAT2000 at Cottesmore:
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#044 An-72 RA-72972 from Aeroflot in the static display during RIAT99:
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#045 Slovakian MiG-29 going vertical during RIAT99:
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#046 An-26 #2506, 32.ZmDK/1-Letka, Slovakian AF, in a rare arctic camo scheme. RIAT96:
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#047 & #048 MiG-29G 29+18 from JG73 at Laage during a short stop-over at Hopsten Air Base on 30th March,1999:
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#048 A/B climb-out:
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#049 the Czech Mi-24V display team at work, Wincrange(LUX) 23rd July,1994:
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#050 (West) German Navy Mi-8TBK 94+12 belonged to Marine Hubschrauber Gruppe Parow, another short-lived NVA-follow-on outfit for the transition of obsolete East German military equipment and personel after German reunification, seen here lifting at Schleswig/Jagel on 4th Sept.,1993:
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#051 Mi-8T(SAR) 93+14 from Heeresfliegerstaffel 80 at Basepohl, part of the static display at the Skrydstrup Air Day in 1992:
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#052 An-28 #0404 from the Polish Navy transport squadron, bringing the ground party for a squadron exchange at Eggebek in July 1998 (see top of post for details!):
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#053 another rugged working horse of Eastern origin is the Czech-built Let-410UVP, here a Latvian example during RIAT2003:
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#054 and a Czech one, #2602 arriving at Koksijde Airshow in 1999:
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#055 and a less known German example, 53+09 from Berlin-Tegel based 3.Staffel/FBS-BMVg, used as a low key VIP taxi during the early 90s. Seen here on the ramp at Hamburg airport in Oct.1998:
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#056 the Czech Let-410 demo team (yes, they really had one!) performing at IAT´93:
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I hope these are (still) of interest. C&C always welcome!
Cheers,
Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 13th Nov)

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 13 Nov 2017, 4:04 pm

Thanks for sharing, always nice to see older types in colourful schemes rather than low vis grey!
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 16th Nov)

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 12:17 pm

Here comes a small set of Wessexes in different guises, first a few Fleet Air Arm examples that I caught during various helo transfers off Portland Bill while on a BOST in November 1987:
#057 Wessex HU.5 XS496(625/PO) from 772.NAS at RNAS Portland:
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#058 same
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#059-061 Wessex HU.5 XS510(626PO) picking up sea riders after completion of thursday´s ´Weekly War´:
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#060
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#061
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and a few RAF examples,
#062 Wessex HCC.4 XV733 from the Queen´s Flight at Northolt, seen here arriving at RAF Wildenrath in March 1991:
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#063 Wessex HC.2 XV724 SAR Training Unit during RIAT96:
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#064 Wessex HC.2 XR505(WA) 2 Flying Training School at Shawbury, also RIAT96:
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#065 Wessex HC.2 XR497(F) No.72 Sqn in the static display at Volkel in July 1995:
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I hope you like them! I´ll keep on rummaging... :biggrin:
Cheers, Chris
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 16th Nov)

Postby Sundowner on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 4:10 pm

Yep, I like them lots... :clap:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 16th Nov)

Postby Blackdog on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 12:25 am

Smashing. Keep them coming.
If you like helicopters then have a look at my Flickr here; www.flickr.com/photos/111508006@N07/
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 16th Nov)

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:37 am

How about some A-10s? I love the Warthog, especially in its classic Cold War green camo scheme. I was lucky enough to capture a few at various locations around West Germany back then. Great stuff!
#066 to #071 these were all taken at Nörvenich Air Base / FOL-4 on 20th July, 1988:
#066 A-10A 80-0281/WR(ylo) 81st TFW, 92nd TFS ´Skulls´ :
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#067 80-0204/WR(blu) 81st TFW, 91st TFS ´Blue Streaks´:
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#068 81-0977/WR(blk) 81st TFW, 511th TFS ´Vultures´ plus another 92nd TFS example in a pairs landing:
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#069 80-0235/WR(red) 81st TFW, 78th TFS ´Bushmasters´:
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#070 81-0977/WR(blk) 81st TFW, 511th TFS ´Vultures´ :
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#071 81-0985/WR(ylo) 81st TFW, 92nd TFS ´Skulls´ :
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#072 80-0195/WR 81st TFW, 510th TFS ´Buzzards´, Leeuwarden airshow 1990:
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#073 79-0220/AR(gry) 10th TFW, 509th TFS ´Pirates´ RAF Alconbury, lined-up for take-off from FOL-3 / Ahlhorn Air Base on 22nd Oct.,1990
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#074 77-0276/AR(blk) 10th TFW, 511th TFS „Vultures“, landing at Ahlhorn on 15th Oct., 1990 in best K64 conditions:
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#075 77-0233/AR(blk) 10th TFW, 511th TFS „Vultures“, same as #074:
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#076 81-0984/SP(blk) 52nd FW, 510th FS ´Buzzards´ ,Volkel airshow 1995:
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#077 82-0654/SP(blk) 52nd FW, 81st FS ´Panthers´ , RIAT´99 (probably my last photo taken from a photobus at a RIAT…):
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that´s it for now - hope these are of interest. C&C always welcome!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 23rd Nov)

Postby Sundowner on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 7:48 am

Another superb set of images, keep them coming.... :clap:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 23rd Nov)

Postby tuska2 on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 9:49 am

Wow again!
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 23rd Nov)

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 11:57 am

Thanks for your comments! :wink:
I would like to continue with a mixed bag of classic Cold War warriors…
#078 & #079 In August 1996 Greek Corsairs were on a two-week squadron exchange with Jever-based JaBoG 38. 116.Pterix/335.MV from Souda sent three single and one two-seater to Jever, including
#078 A-7E 160537:
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#079 and TA-7H 156774:
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#080 there were Portuguese Corsairs also! a 2-ship display team was performing at the RNLAF Open Day at Leeuwarden in July 1994 … wish I could see and photograph that again today… awesome!
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#081 Before the TLP was finally settled at Florennes in Belgium it was roaming around northwestern European air bases, including a course held at Gilze-Rijen Air Base in the Netherlands in May 1995 (TLP95-3), including a pair of Portuguese jets,
here A-7P 15515 from Monte Real-based Esquadra 302:
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#082 and TA-7P 15547: the sideways hinged canopy looks great!
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#083 found another Hellenic Air Force example, TA-7C 156747 caught on the Fairford runway during RIAT´99s Grande Finale Runway Display (that was really cool!):
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#084 F-100F N418FS from TRACOR Flight Systems at Wittmund , seen landing at its homebase back in April 1996:
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#085 NF-5A K-3048 313.Squadron on finals at Twenthe on 2nd April, 1987:
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#086 Jaguar E E7(7-PL) was part of the French Air Force´s Jaguar Demo Team RAFFIN MIKE, seen here arriving for the 1998 Leeuwarden Air Show:
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#087 pure class! A trio of Bitburg Eagles (36th TFW, 53rd TFS) lined up for take-off from their homebase back in July 1988:
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#088 F-4G Wild Weasel 69-7281/SP(ylo) 52nd FW, 81st FS in the static line at Schleswig/Jagel on 3rd Sept., 1993:
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#089 G.91Y MM64x7(8-47) 8°Stormo, 101°Gruppo from Cervia, arriving at Pferdsfeld Air Base on 30th Sept., 1994:
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#090 the only time I witnessed a MiG-23 display was at the 1994 Wincrange Airshow in Luxembourg - boy, that was just awesome! This is the only usable photo I could find from that display and I remember the aircraft flying a series of rather wide and high circles at various speeds mostly showing its underside. This here was one of the more impressive fly-pasts!
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Thanks for looking!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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