June 16, 2019
In 1970 Hans and Frank made a trip to the U.K. albeit separately and visited several USAFE air bases and took a lot of pictures , most of them “near the landing lights”.
The pictures in this gallery are just a selection and some of them were certainly not easy to take!
March 12, 2015
A little info on this particular A/C.
611 was, during the Cuban missile crisis, converted to an EC-118B by installing a planeload of ECM electronic consoles and enough new external antennas to make it look like a porcupine.
Its home base was VR-1 at NAS PATUXENT RIVER, MD.
I flew in it many times, but never as the blockade config. That was left up to my good friend Hank Fenzau, the flight engineer and crew chief.
I recall that southern Maryland received a two day snow fall of around 26 inches and it was then that I recall 611 returned to PAXRIVER for a spell. Upon landing rollout 611 skidded and hit a pile of plowed snow and sheared off its nose gear.
I don’t recall if that ended 611’s flying days or it was repaired……sorry.
Thunderstreaks of the K.Lu (in active service)
Best Hit Weapons Meet 1972, Larissa, Greece
Tactical Weapons Meet 1976, Twente AB
Hahn Air Base (Germany) Armed Forces Day 1971
Helicopter Rescue Meet 1972, Lee-on-Solent (UK)
RF-84Fs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (KLu)
May 21, 2019
KLu : Lockheed T-33
May 4, 2019
May 3, 2019
F-84F of the Greek/Hellenic Air Force
April 9, 2019
March 28, 2019
March 26, 2019
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