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Base visit Bierset (B), May 1970

June 29, 2017 |

In May 1970 Frank was allowed to visit the Belgian Air Force base of Bierset, at that time home of no. 42 recce squadron (flying the RF-84F Thunderflash) and of the T-33A equipped VZZ Flight.

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AIRCRAFT WRECKS & RELICS (pictured 2011-today, excl. USA)

April 5, 2017 |

This gallery features pictures of aircraft that have been disposed of or preserved in one way or another; the airframes depicted here (gate-guards, monuments, eye-catchers, etc.) are photographed in the years 2011 onward. Note that some of the aircraft portrayed here are no longer present at the given location.

W&R portrayed in the USA are dealt with in a separate gallery (also in this album “Preserved Aircraft”).

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Museo dell Aviazione, June 2014

November 8, 2014 |

In June 2014 Frank visited the Museo dell Aviazione in Italy.

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Wrecks, Relics & Monuments, USA, 2012/2013

December 24, 2013 |

This gallery holds a number of aircraft that are used as relics, monuments and gate guards which Frank encountered during trips through the USA in 2012 and 2013.

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Royal Air Force Wildenrath (G) Airshow, June 15th, 1969

August 28, 2013 |

On a very hot day in June 1969 the Wildenrath Airshow took place; Wildenrath was at the time one of the four RAF-Germany airbases. It was an excellent opportunity for young spotters,such as Hans and Frank , to enlarge their collection!

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RF-84Fs of the Belgian Air Force

April 26, 2013 |

 

The Thunderflash was the very successful reconnaissance version of the Thunderstreak; within NATO it a.o. saw service with the  the Belgian Air Force (BAF).

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RF-84Fs of the RNorwegianAF

April 24, 2013 | 2

Norway never used the Thunderstreak, but it did aquire a number of the reconnaissance variant , the RF-84F Thunderflash.

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Beauvechain Airshow (Belgium), June 27 – 28, 1970

October 24, 2012 |

In the seventies the Belgian Air Force organized great annual airshows (they still do, by the way). The 1970 show at Beauvechain AB was remarkable because of the very active presence of 5 Starfighters of the Royal Danish Air Force. Next to that the static provided an extensive overview of the Belgian Air Force of those days.

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RF-84Fs of the Turkish Air Force

October 24, 2012 |

Turkey received a number of ex-USAF and later ex German and Dutch Thunderflashes. They flew with 113 Filo (Sqn) at Eskisehir.

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RF-84Fs of France (Armee de l’Air)

October 24, 2012 |

French Thunderflashes flew with the 33rd Wing (Escadre) at Strassbourg. Within the 33 Wing the RF-84F equipped 3 squadrons: 1/33 with code 33-C, 2/33 with code 33-D and 3/33 coded 33-T. They were (of course) replaced by the Mirage 3R between 1964 and 1967.

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