From 15 April - 13 May 1976 four EB-57Es were deployed to Bitburg Air Base in West-Germany. Their homebase is Malmstrom AFB, Montana. Photo: 54240 (55-4240) from 17DSES/24AD visited RAF Alconbury, UK, on 28 April 1976.
48TFW - F-100D/F Super Sabres - RAF Lakenheath/UK
In the period 1958-1972 F-100D/F Super Sabres from the 48TFW were based at RAF Lakenheath in the UK. In July 1971 the 48TFW was temporarily based at nearby RAF Mildenhall. The 48TFW consists of:
492TFS - Tail code LR - Fin-tip color Blue - Squadron name Balans
493TFS - Tail code LS - Fin-tip color Yellow - Squadron name Roosters
494TFS - Tail code LT - Fin-tip color Red - Squadron name Phanters
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Other Golden Oldies
RF-104G 24+33 from MFG2 on final at his homebase Marinefliegerhorst Eggebek in West-Germany on the 4th of September 1975.
On the 25th of July 1972 six F-5As from the Norwegian Air Force and operating with the 334Skv from Bodø Main Air Station arrived at RAF Bentwaters in the UK for a nine day NATO exchange with the based 91TFS/81TFW flying the F-4D. Present were:
69222 'RI-I' (photo)
69229 'RI-P' (photo)
97133 'RI-J' (photo)
10TRW - RF-4C - RAF Alconbury/UK
1TRS - AR "blue fin-tip" 30TRS - AS "red fin-tip" 32TRS - AT "yellow fin-tip"
81TFW - RAF Woodbridge (78TFS)/RAF Bentwaters (91TFS and 92TFS) - UK
78 TFS (red fin-tip) maintained the WR tail code after wing adoption of code.
91 TFS (blue fin-tip) adopted the WR wing tail code under the AFM66-1 concept, changing from WS.
92 TFS (yellow fin-tip) recoded the wing standard code WR from WT in July/August 1972.
F-111F 70-2416/LN with red fin-tip from the 494TFS/48TFW and based at RAF Lakenheath in the UK landed at Kleine-Brogel AB in Belgium during the Nato Tactical Air Meet in June 1986. The markings on the nose refer to the participation of the 494TFS in Operation El Dorado Canyon, the air raid on Tripoli, Libya on 14 and 15 April 1986.