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A tribute to Spangdahlem Air Base

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Browsing through my slides and b/w negatives I realised again that Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany is one of USAF's superbases. So I like to introduce this topic as a tribute to the men and women of Spang and the pilots/crews that visited the airbase over the years. So post your nice, rare, funny, stunning, beautiful pictures of planes taken at Spangdahlem. I'll do the kick off.

Cheers, Dick

F-4E SP74047 from Spang's 52nd TFW/81st TFS (1979)
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Overview form the tower, two F-4's - one from the 57th FIS (Keflavik Iceland) and one from the 52nd TFW
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480th TFS F-4D starts taxiing towards the runway (1979)
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F-4G from the 81st TFS (1979)
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F-4E 57th FIS visiting Spangdahlem AB on 6th July 1979
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F-4E 81st TFS, an ex 32nd TFS Soesterberg bird, racing over the taxi track
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A jaguar from the French Air Force during Spang's open house in 1979
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Re: A tribute to Spangdahlem Air Base

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Great images of a bygone era.....
Thanks for sharing those. Did you have a base vist for the Phantoms?

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Great topic Dick!,
same platform as in the 2nd pic,

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Re: A tribute to Spangdahlem Air Base

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@Hans, yep we had a very nice basevisit on a sunny fridaymorning. Just as we took pictures of the Keflavik F-4 two F-4D's from Torrejon Air Base, Spain joint us at the visitors platform. I won't forget that visit ever!
@Roel, thanks for the pictures from your super basevisit with Hank the Knight. Wish I had a digital camera and good glass in 1978...
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Hi,

Not very spectacular, but made at Spangdahlem (April 1983):

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few more from that same base visit..

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took some 1800+ shots that day, with 95% keepers :D
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@Stephan, thanks for the additions. I especially like F-4E 72139 with the blue striping under the cockpit!
@Roel, there's enough space here to add the other 1793 shots! With that quality no-one gets bored of them...
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Two F-4D's from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, join the icecold Keflavik F-4E...
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Another D-model from the homewing with it's motto 'Seek, Attack, Destroy'...

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A F-111F from RAF Lakenheath's 48th TFW, taken from the stands at the baseball field

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Re: A tribute to Spangdahlem Air Base

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Beautiful pics of a beatiful base Dick!! I can imagine you have some warm feelings for Spangdalhem. I guess lots of people have some good/ bad meories to this base. I have some very good ones outof the 70 ties and 80 ties. And one from a very memorable day in 2007 . 15 March the 52 FW send 36 aircraft up for about 3 times. Roel Reijne and I were lucky to be on the right place on the right time.
The bad memories I have were cased by the weather.

Here some BW outof the 70 ties

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Some colored ones by Hans Drost and Rick Versteeg

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And the ones from this century (15-03-2007)

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And two from me, taken at a day when the weather decided not to cooperate: March 31st, 2006. However, it still was a nice deployment:
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Nice topic, here some from one day in March 1993 (I believe), the patch I also obtained that day...

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during a base visit(a couple years ago) with Onze Luchtmacht at Spang, 2 Chinooks were on the platform at Spang

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Great new additions guys! Nice visitors and great pictures from basevisits. Keep 'em coming. Can't get enough of it!
@Henk: oh,oh,oh, I only dream of basevisits like that. But dreams come through, or don't they...

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A-10 office,

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Hi guys,

Very nics shots. Herse some of mine- outside shots, starting with 2 Warthogs at the 23 threshold.
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take off shots at 05 runways end...
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Turkish Phantoms taken from the old spot at the runway.... those were the days....
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Greetings,

Maurits
kind regards,

Maurits
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