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KLu & BAF

In this Album we show you pictures of aircraft that are or were in service with the Dutch (K.LU., MLD) or Belgian forces (BAF) .
Not all types that ever were in service of course – because that would be too far fetched – , but only THOSE TYPES THAT WE – THE AUTHORS OF THIS WEBSITE – HAVE SEEN IN OPERATIONAL SERVICE FREQUENTLY.
The KLu and BAF (R)F-84F Thunderstreaks and Thunderflashes are not included here , but appear elsewhere on the site.

KLu: Sud Alouette III

April 5, 2021 |

On January 1 2016 the Dutch Air Force farewelled the last 4 surviving Alouettes, then based at Gilze Rijen AB. And thus ended a 51 years long career.

The first of the 77 examples entered service in 1964. Five of … Read More

BAF : Lockheed T-33 (NEW!)

January 2, 2020 |

The Belgians received in total 38 Lockheed T-33 jet trainers , which were gradually delivered from 1952 onwards. At first the T-33s that came out of USAF-stocks flew in bare -metal with their TR Buzz-numbers on the nose.

Later … Read More

KLu : FOKKER F-27

December 18, 2019 |

The F-27 was undoubtedly the most successful design of the Dutch Fokker aircraft factory and it was even built under license by Fairchild in the U.S.

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BAF trainers: Siai SF260M/D

October 18, 2019 |

The Siai-Marchetti SF-260M training aircraft replaced the Stampe en Vertongen SV-4B with the Belgian Air Force. 36 SF.260Ms entered service in 1969 serialled ST-01 to ST-36. MORE THAN 50 YEARS IN SERVICE NOW! An additional 9 aircraft (of the D-type) … Read More

KLu: HAWKER HUNTER

October 16, 2019 |

Commencing in 1955 the Royal Netherlands Air Force (K.Lu.) in total received 189 Hawker Hunters (F.4 and F.6 versions), equipping six squadrons at Leeuwarden , Twenthe ,Woensdrecht and Soesterberg. The F.4s (serials N-101 upto N-196) were phased out in … Read More

Klu aircraft : C-130 Hercules

October 12, 2019 |

The Lockheed aircraft factory in the U.S. designed and produced a variety of aircraft of great fame through the years.

One of their major achievements in the military transport aircraft field has been the C-130 Hercules driven by four Allison … Read More

KLu: Northrop-Canadair NF-5B

October 11, 2019 |

The Royal Netherlands Air Force acquired thirty NF-5B tandem seat fighter-bomber-trainers , license-built in Canada , with serials K-4001 to K-4030.

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KLu : F-16B

September 19, 2019 |

No less than 213 F-16 fighter aircraft were delivered to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (K.Lu.) in 1979 and later years , 36 (thirty six) of these being two-seaters of the F-16B version .

The F-16´s of the dual seat … Read More

KLu : Hawker Hunter T.7

August 19, 2019 |

Twenty Hawker Hunter T.7 side by side two-seat jets of British origin were in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, serials being N-301 to N-320. Read More

KLu: Lockheed T-33

May 4, 2019 | 1

As a two-seat jet trainer the Lockheed T-33 – commonly known as ” T-Bird” – was developed from the F-80 Shooting Star jet fighter during the Fifties. Read More