Spotting at Twenthe (NL) mei 13, 2013 | Hans & Frank
AIRCRAFT WRECKS & RELICS (pictured 1960 – 2010)... mei 8, 2013 | Hans & Frank
RF-84Fs of the Belgian Air Force april 26, 2013 | Hans & Frank
Base Visit Brussels-Melsbroek (Belgium), July 28th,1972... april 17, 2013 | Hans & Frank
Dutch Thunderstreaks: KLu F-84Fs Out of Service... april 12, 2013 | Hans & Frank
Dutch Thunderstreaks in active service april 12, 2013 | Hans & Frank
Hahn Air Base (Germany) Armed Forces Day 1971... maart 28, 2013 | Hans
Ramstein AB (Germany) USAFE Armed Forces Day 1971... maart 14, 2013 | Hans
New England Air Museum, CT USA, May 2012 maart 10, 2013 | Frank
Thunderstreaks.com is more than a site dedicated to the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak. Sure, you will find many images of this fine aircraft in our first Album called F-84F, but we claim to offer much more!
In the F-84F album we present four different “galleries”: one dedicated to the Thunderstreaks of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)/Royal Netherlands Air Force, one for the Streaks of the Belgian Air Forceand one for the U.S.A.F; the remaining air forces share the fourth gallery.
A second “album” deals with the RF-84F Thunderflash, the recce variant of the Streak. This aircraft served with many NATO air forces and we try to cover all of these with pictures of our own slide/negative collection, each air force has its own gallery.
The third album is dedicated to pictorial reviews of AIRSHOWS that we visited during the mid- and late Sixties ; having continued to do so , reports on more recent venues are incorporated as well. We have split the Airshows-album in three galleries/eras.
A seperate album is on PRESERVED AIRCRAFT: preserved in museums all over Europe and the U.S., but we also present a gallery on “exhibits”: airframes used in traveling exhibitions, roadshows and whatsoever ! A third gallery in the album Preserved Aircraft is “Wrecks & Relics”: monuments, gate-guards and so on.
In EXERCISES we show you images of the aircraft that took part in NATO exercises like the Tactical Weapons Meet, Royal Flush, Best Hit, Tiger Meet and more. The first of these reports originates from 1968 (Tactical Weapons Meet at Jever, Germany)! You will find three time-related galleries in this album.
The fifth album is called SPOTTING and holds three galleries. One focuses on us as aircraft spotters (standing near fences and runways). Another one deals with the activities we undertook in trying to collect as many negatives/slides as possible by swopping our material with colleague-spotters from all over the world (mainly by mail); basically this is the only gallery in which we showcase pictures that were not taken by one of us – the respective negative/slide is part of our collection though. A third gallery concerns the various operational airbases that we were allowed to visit: normal operational flying days that had (one of) us as photo-taking reporters.
The album WARBIRDS deals with civil aircraft that have a military past. Again three galleries here, focusing on three timeframes.
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Hans and Frank
On May 27th and 28th Hans and Frank visited the Air Salon at Le Bourget near Paris. The available area for the Static Show was packed with aircraft – both civil and military registered – , but nevertheless some nice pictures could be made.
On June 13rd , 1971 a group of Dutch aircraft-spotters (Hans was one of them) visited Wiesbaden Air Base in Germany, which was an American air transport and communications facility at the time.
On July 6th , 1968 , 50 Years of Royal Air Force was celebrated at RAF Wildenrath in Germany with a great Open House and Air Show and Hans was present to enjoy what was happening and to take a number of black and white pictures.By the way, RAF Wildenrath was one of the bases of RAF Germany and is now closed.