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Thunderstreaks.com | April 22, 2021

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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 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

KLu : Fokker S-11 Instructor

July 5, 2018 |

Besides the successful Fokker F-27 Friendship the post-war Dutch Fokker Aircraft Industry built – amongst other types – an  elementary trainer for military use., the Fokker S-11 Instructor .

The S-11 was also sold abroad in small numbers and license … Read More

KLu : Pilatus PC.7 Turbo Trainer

February 16, 2018 |

The Swiss built Pilatus PC.7 elementary trainer for young pilots has been in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (KLu) now for more than two decades and continues to serve well.

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