At the fence in the ’80’s

The beginning of the eighties saw an introduction of new military hardware: The F-16, F-18 en MiG-29 entered service and the cold war was at its apogee .
Acivities at airfields was fierce wit three to four waves being lauched each day.

1989 brought the overthrow and attempted overthrow of a number of governments led by communist parties, such as in Hungary, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China, the Czechoslovak “Velvet Revolution”, Erich Honecker’s East German regime, Poland’s Soviet-backed government, and the violent overthrow of the Nicolae Ceauşescu regime in Romania. Destruction of the 155-km Berlin Wall, at the end of the decade, signalled a seismic geopolitical shift. The Cold War ended in the early 1990s with the successful Reunification of Germany and the USSR’s demise after the August Coup of 1991.

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