March 20, 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
WRECKS & RELICS (pictured 2011-today, excl. USA)
Tactical Weapons Meet 1976, Twente AB
Hahn Air Base (Germany) Armed Forces Day 1971
Helicopter Rescue Meet 1972, Lee-on-Solent (UK)
Belgian Thunderstreaks: Period of Active Service
March 16, 2019
Thunderstreaks of the French Air Force
March 15, 2019
THUNDERSTREAKS of the KLu (out of service)
March 14, 2019
March 13, 2019
KLu : Hawker Hunter T.7
November 19, 2018
October 15, 2018
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