1962 June 19th. A formation of four F-104 Starfighters of the West German Luftwaffe crashes near Balkhausen, killing all four pilots. The first Starfighters had entered service with the Luftwaffe in July 1960.
When No 1 Squadron RCAF was relocated to RAF Croydon on 4 July 1940, S/L Ernest A "Ernie" McNab, pictured at RAF Northolt on 12 September, flew with No 111 Squadron RAF to gain experience of RAF Fighter Command operations, claiming a Do 17 destroyed on 15 August. His first victory had occurred when the Surrey airfield had been bombed by Me 110 fighter bombers. In the following weeks, the 24-year-old CO claimed 3 and 1 shared destroyed, 1 probable and 3 damaged.
Luftwaffe Airbus A310 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) of Flugbereitschaft BMVg. During EART (European Air-to-Air Refueling Training) & supporting Exercise Frisian Flag 2014.
F 104 Starfighter
Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot
USAF Convair B-58 Hustler strategic bomber of the Cold War era.
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F-105 Thunder Chief, the original "Wild Weasel"
P-38 Lightning, a super cool plane. Had a model of one of these as a kid.
The ME262, the first jet fighter. This amazing aircraft was so far ahead of its time. It could almost reach supersonic speed and contained an automatic cannon. Since it was close to the end of the war when it came out and the Germans we so short of materials, it really was a death trap and many pilots died. Much of the interior was made of wood because so many materials could not be found. The fuel was incredibly explosive and yet this plane still lead the way for all modern fighters today.