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Laage Air Force Base 2006
50 years of Luftwaffe

by Ingo Degenhardt


F-4E Phantom II


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Here are some images from Laage, Germany where the Luftwaffe celebrated itís 50th anniversary (Federal German Luftwaffe, of course)

As my camera equipment is not that professional I had to confine myself to the static display but enjoyed the flying display as well, including Eurofighter Typhoon, various Tornados, F-4F Phantom, Transall, E-3 AWACS, CH-53 and UH-1D.


My pictures include:

  • F-4F JG 74, Luftwaffe
  • F-16B Turkish AF
  • A-10 Spangdahlem AFB, USAF
  • F-15C Lakenheath, USAF
  • F-15E Lakenheath, USAF
  • F-5 Austrian AF
  • F-16A Belgian AF with great artwork on the fin
  • F-16B Royal Danish AF also with special markings on the fin
  • Su-22 Polish AF with Tigerhead and flames on the nose
  • MiG-29UB Hungarian AF
  • EF Typhoon Royal Air Force

As impressive as the new Eurofighter performs a take-off in full burner going straight into a vertical climb until out of sight right - my personal favourite sight of the day was a four-ship formation of F-4F Phantoms, breaking into a landing pattern darkening the sky with smoke.

With a little luck the Luftwaffe will operate Phantoms until 2010 as one of the JG74 pilots told me; he still has full confidence in his 32 year old aircraft.


50 Years of Luftwaffe Detail Images


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Text & Images Copyright © 2006 by Ingo Degenhardt
Page Created 21 August, 2006
Last Updated 21 August, 2006

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