BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 10th Jan.)

Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby buccs2b on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 1:29 pm

Chris

Thanks for giving us your latest serving of gold top :clap:

Tony
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby tuska2 on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 7:35 pm

Lovely ,lovely, lovely! if thats your crap shots, I'd throw mine away! ( if I wasn't a retentive sentimentalist! ) give us more please!
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby SPLAT on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 2:02 pm

Love those A10 shots , still think the Hog looks better in camo , one day I will have to re-visit all those slides and photo's that I thought were not worthy
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby silver fox on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 10:18 pm

More superb shots, mainly of aircraft we simply aren't going to see flying again, thank you.
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 10:49 am

Chaps, many thanks for your kind words - glad that you find interest in this thread! :wink:
Here comes another set of images that I came across while digging through my slides, this time covering some US Navy jets in the form of Tomcats and legacy Hornets:
#091 Tomcat 4-ship passing initials for landing at RNAS Yeovilton after the D-Day celebrations in June 1994:
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#092 … splitting in a ´never seen before and never seen again thereafter´ style into the Yeovilton traffic circuit, with two jets each in the northern and southern pattern for RWY27! Is that a US Navy SOP?? Who cares? It was a spectacular sight:
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#093 part of this 4-ship was F-14B 162926(AG200) from VF-142 ´Ghostriders´ :
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#094 and this F-14B from sister squadron VF-143 ´Pukin’ Dogs´ , seen here taking off before:
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#095 Tomcats were a rare appearance and another chance to capture them ´over here´was during the FWIT´95 (Fighter Weapons Instructor Training) at Leeuwarden Air Base in April 1995 where this unidentified F-14A from VF-32 ´Swordsmen´ is seen on finals:
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#096 followed by sister ship F-14A 160896(AC205):
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#097 Next year´s edition brought F-14B 161858(AG112) of VF-143 ´Pukin’ Dogs´ to Leeuwarden:
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#098 VF-103 boss bird F-14B 162xxx(AA103) with another one in the background in the static display at Kleine-Brogel during the fantastic ´previous generation aircraft´ spotters day on 20th Oct., 2000:
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#099 accompanying the Tomcats were a couple of legacy Hornets, including this F/A-18C 164251(AC301) from VFA-37 ´Bulls´ , FWIT´95 at Leeuwarden:
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#100 F/A-18C 164261(AC401) from VFA-105 ´Gunslingers´ ,also FWIT´95:
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#101 F/A-18C 163145(DW04) from VMFA-251 ´Thunderbolts´ during FWIT´94:
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#102 F/A-18C 164218(AG412) from VFA-131 ´Wildcats´, FWIT´96:
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In September 1999 RDAF base Karup was hosting the Tactical Fighter Weaponry´99 bringing a full squadron of Marine Corps Hornets to Danish shores, VMFA-142 ´Gators´ from NAS Atlanta,Ga. :
#103 boss bird F/A-18A 161986(MB200):
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#104 F/A-18A 163097(MB206):
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#105 F/A-18A 162430(MB204):
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#106 F/A-18A 163173(MB213):
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Yes, the last four look rather the same but they were (are!) rare and I haven´t seen any photos of this deployment so far so here you go!
Thanks for looking!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby King Cobra on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 8:04 pm

i say old chap, those naval aircraft are rather spiffing. :)
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby Blackbird on Thu 07 Dec 2017, 7:58 pm

Just love the Tomcats :biggrin: Beat Hornets every time IMHO!

Many thanks for these.

Andy :smile:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby AlexC on Fri 08 Dec 2017, 11:13 am

Please folks, don't store photos in the loft! Having said that, these have survived remarkably well! :up:
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby tuska2 on Sat 09 Dec 2017, 5:44 pm

Tomcats!! let me wipe the drool off me T-shirt!!
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby BigClick67 on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 8:34 am

It is always amazing to see how a few Tomcats can brighten up everyone´s day! :lol:
It was certainly a very special aircraft and I wish I had photographed more of these iconic fighters. Unfortunaltely I haven´t so let´s turn back to more European classics, hopefully as interesting as the previous set of images:
#107 In September 1993 the Belgian Air Force retired their fleet of Mirage 5s and an airshow was held at Liege-Bierset to bid farewell, with the flying display including this 9-ship formation burst:
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#108 Mirage 5BR BR26 taxying out with a special tail marking commemorating 42.`Mephisto` Smaldeel´s disbandment:
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#109 Mirage 5BR BR15 three years earlier in a special 70th anniversary scheme during the Bierset airshow on 24th JUne,1990:
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#110 Mirage 5BR BR21 in the standart Belgian warpaint taxying at Kleine-Brogel on 1st sept.,1991:
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#111 another long-time Mirage 3 operator was the Swiss Air Force: Mirage 3RS R-2117 of Fliegerstaffel 10 at Dübendorf on finals at Kleine-Brogel during NTM2001:
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#112 & #113 Mirage IVP #59(CF) from ERS 01.091`Gascogne` at Kleine-Brogel in Nov.1999:
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a few Ginas:
#114 G.91T MM6439(32-89) 32° Aero Brigata at Brindisi, Bierset airshow 26th Sept.,1993:
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#115 G.91Y MM6485(8-24) 8°Stormo, 101°Gruppo at Cervia, Pferdsfeld open day 1st Oct., 1994:
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#116 tiger-tailed G.91T/3 #1810 Esquadra 301 from Montijo, IAT´91:
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#117 G.91T/3 #1806 Esquadra 301, Cambrai airshow 23rd May, 1993:
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#118 T-38A #2601 Esquadra 103 from Beja, IAT´91:
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closing this set is
#119 SF.260MB ST-32 5.Smaldeel, Bierset airshow 23rd June, 1990:
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Hopefully you like them! Cheers for looking,
Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 17th Dec.)

Postby Stagger2 on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 10:59 am

The excellent USN post above was always going to be a 'hard act' to follow, but these are brilliant too. Excellent memories of most of these, but I never visited Pferdsfeld ever.
Great post, keep 'em coming please. :up:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 17th Dec.)

Postby Tuckat on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 1:12 pm

This is a great thread Chris, many thanks for taking the time to share, loads of good memories there.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap

Postby AlexC on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 5:04 pm

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


Just what I was going to say! Ahhh, Kodachrome!
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 28th Dec.)

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 28 Dec 2017, 1:40 pm

Christmas leave allowed some scanning sessions so here is the next batch of images from my archives, this time covering some French and Anglo-French classics. I hope you like them!
#120 French Air Force Mirage F.1 display duo VOLTIGE VICTOR streaming long wing tip vortices along the Fairford crowdline during RIAT 2002:
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#121 Mirage F.1C #221(30-SI) EC 01.030 from Colmar ; Skrydstrup airshow June 1992:
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#122 a 2-ship of Mirage F.1CTs from Colmar-based EC 01.030 lined up for take-off at Hopsten air base on 10th Sept., 2001 (the day before 9/11…):
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#123 Mirage F.1B 520(33-FD) EC 03.033 from Reims with 60th anniversary of D-Day markings and invasion stripes, on display during the European Trainer Meet at Beauvechain on 29th June, 2004:
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#124 Spanish Mirage F.1CE C.14-17(14-11) from ALA 14 at Albacete, attending the Kleine-Brogel spotters day on 20th Oct., 2000:
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#125 another Spanish example (C.14-44) during a rare solo display at RIAT 2001 at Cottesmore:
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#126 Belgian Mirage 5BD BD12 belonged to 3.WTac at Liege/Bierset; Twente airshow 15th June, 1991:
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#127 Mirage 2000C 80(330-AS) CEAM/EC05.330 Mont-de-Marsan in the static display at Cambrai airshow 23rd May, 1993:
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#128 Mirage 2000C 117(12-YD) EC01.012 Cambrai/Epinoy on finals at Yeovilton on 5th June, 1994:
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#129 Mirage 2000C 27(5-NT) EC01.005 Dijon/Longvic on finals at Leeuwarden during FWIT 2001:
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#130 Jaguar E E22(7-PI) EC02.007 St.Dizier as part of the French AF Jaguar display duo RAFFIN MIKE, Cambrai airshow 1993:
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#131 Jaguar A A133(7-HK) EC01.007 landing at Kleine-Brogel during NTM´2001:
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#132 Jaguar A A90(7-HN) EC01.007, also during NTM´01 at K-B:
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#133 Jaguar E E39(7-HJ) EC01.007, also as part of RAFFIN MIKE arriving at Cottesmore during RIAT2001:
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#134 Jaguar GR.1 XX970(EH) No.6 Squadron RAF Coltishall, in a weathered desert camo shortly after Desert Storm, seen in the static display at Twente airshow in June 1991:
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#135 Jaguar GR.3 XZ364(GJ) from No.54 Squadron at Coltishall, landing at Cottesmore for RIAT 2000:
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#136 Jaguar T.2 XX145 ETPS Boscombe Down arriving at Fairford for RIAT´96:
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#137 Jaguar GR.3A XZ392 No.16(R) Squadron RAF Coltishall departing RIAT 2004:
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#138 and last but not least Jaguar T.4 XX847(PY) No.16(R) Squadron RAF Coltishall departing RIAT 2003:
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Thank you all for your interest in and comments on this thread - I will try to post more over the next couple of days!
Cheers ,
Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 28th Dec.)

Postby Sundowner on Fri 29 Dec 2017, 8:31 am

Superb as usual, thanks for taking the time to share these with us.
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 3rd Jan.)

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 03 Jan 2018, 1:10 pm

Happy New Year everyone! :wave:
It´s not all about fast jets so I continue this thread into the new year with a set US transports, tankers and white tops of various kinds. I hope they are of interest!
#139 KC-10A 83-0075 2nd Bomb Wing, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron from Barksdale AFB, La. landing at Fairford during IAT 1991:
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#140 C-5B 87-0043 436th AW Dover AFB, De. on finals at Rhein-Main Air Base Frankfurt in Sept.1993:
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#141 C-141B 66-0175 62nd AW Mc Chord AFB, Wa. lining up at Cottesmore after RIAT 2001:
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#142 C-9A 71-0881 435th MAW, 55th AAS Rhein-Main AB in its original livery with the red cross on the tail, caught here at Nörvenich Air Base in Jan.1989:
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#143 sibling C-9A 71-0882 meanwhile with the 86th AW, 75th AS at Ramstein Air Base in more neutral markings without the red cross, arriving at Fairford for RIAT 2002:
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#144 C-20B 83-0500 was one of three of these VIP transports of the 86th AW at Ramstein, here landing at RAF Cottesmore during RIAT 2000:
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#145 C-22B 83-4610 113th AW, 201st AS/DC ANG lining up for departure from Cottesmore after RIAT 2001:
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and was quickly followed by
#146 T-43A 73-1153/RA 12th FTW, 562nd FTS Randolph AFB, Tx. :
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#147 C-135C 61-2669 412th TW was the USAF CinC´s personal mount, better known under its regular callsign of TROUT99, departing Fairford after RIAT 1999:
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#148 RC-135U 64-14847 55th RW Offut AFB, Ne. landing at Fairford during RIAT 1996:
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#149 KC-135R 63-8032/D ‚Wabash Cannonball‘ 100th ARW RAF Midenhall, also RIAT 1996:
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#150 C-130E 70-01264 435th AW, 37th AS Rhein-Main Air Base on finals at its homebase in June 1994:
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#151 C-130E 70-1271 435th AW, 37th AS Rhein-Main Air Base on take-off from Frankfurt’s RWY18 late Sept. 1993:
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#152 three USAF C-130s (23rd Wg/FT, Kentucky and Ohio ANGs) approaching Frankfurt’s RWY18 for departure to Bosnia for another Mercy Flight in Sept. 1993:
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#153 C-130E 68-10938/RS 86th AW, 37th AS is a former Rhein-Main/435th MAW example which was transferred to Ramstein/86th AW after 435’s disbandment in April 1995, seen here arriving at Cottesmore during RIAT 2001:
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#154 and then there were these… all over Europe…
C-23A 84-0468 10th MAS from Zweibrücken Air Base, on finals at Nörvenich in Jan. 1989:
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last but not least a US Navy example,
#155 KC-130T-30 164597/NY from Stewart/NY-based VMGR-452 ‚Yankees‘ was a rare visitor to the Jever Open Day in June 1997:
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Again thanks for looking - C&C always welcome!
Cheers! Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 3rd Jan.)

Postby SPLAT on Wed 03 Jan 2018, 3:51 pm

Hawg heaven ! didn't get any further :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 10th Jan.)

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 6:08 pm

Let´s go on with some classic fast jets:
#156 F-100F GT-870 RDAF ex-Eskadrille 730 at Skrydstrup, withdrawn from use long before this shot was taken but still in pristine condition, during the Skrydstrup airshow in 1992:
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#157 also ex-RDAF but already in civilian hands with Tracor Flight Systems at Wittmund:
F-100F N415FS on finals at Wittmund in March 1991. This jet was lost on 11th July, 1994 when it crashed into the Weser estuary near Cuxhaven during recovery back to Wittmund. The pilot made no attempt to bail out and most probably died from a heart attack shortly before:
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#158 F-100F N417FS Tracor, Wittmund 3rd April, 1996:
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#159 F-100F N418FS Tracor, seen on take-off from Jever Air Base, with a target dart under its port wing station:
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#160 F-100F N418FS Tracor, Wittmund 16th March, 1995:
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#161 and once more later in the day:
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#162 F-104G 23+95 JaBoG 34 Memmingen, holding short for take-off from Jever during TLP86-4:
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#163 F-104G FX-86 wfu, BAF ex-10.WTac at Kleine Brogel; K-B 12th March, 1994:
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#164 F-104S-ASA MM6913(5-22) 5°Stormo, 102°Gruppo at Rimini; Leeuwarden airshow June 1990:
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#165 F-104S-ASA-M MM6722(5-31) 5°Stormo, 23°Gruppo Cervia, lined up for take-off from Hopsten Air Base after the Open Day in Sept. 2001:
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#166 the same pair moments later thundering down the rain-soaked Hopsten runway (what a sight and sound…! :rock: ):
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#167 F-104S-ASA MM6817(4-55) 4°Stormo, 20°Gruppo from Grossetto, arriving at Fairford for RIAT´99:
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#168: F-104S-ASA MM6814(37-01) 37°Stormo, 18°Gruppo Trapani; Koksijde airshow July 1999:
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#169 F-104S-ASA MM6809(9-35) 9°Stormo, 10°Gruppo Grazzanise; Cambrai airshow May 1993:
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#170 F-104S-ASA-M MM6771(5-35) 5°Stormo, 23°Gruppo Cervia, Cottesmore RIAT2000:
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and closing this set are two Norwegian Freedom Fighters from Rygge-based 336.Skvadron
#171 F-5A #132:
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#172 and F-5B #387, both captured in the static display at Kleine-Brogel airshow 1991:
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Thanks for your interest and for keeping this thread alive and kicking!
Cheers,
Chris :biggrin:
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