1970 Canadair NF-5A Freedom Fighter C/N 3011 in a grey paintscheme.
In the 1980’s
Twente Airbase was still active and in the transition of the NF-5 to the F-16.
Also due to the location close to the German border the field was regularly
visited by aircraft located at the other side of the border such as the RAF(G)
Delivered:J-205 F-16A Block 15U20 Jun 1986 sold to Chili Current:729 FACH Grupo 8, F-16A Block 20 MLU, May 2007
Her seen brand new ff 23 Jul 1986.
RNLAF J-365 F-16A Block 15W. ff 27 Mar 1987. To Chili as 756 on 29 Aug 2011
Block 15X, ff 28 apr 87 Still based at the 148th FS at Tucson IAP the airframe of RNlAF F-16AM #J-366 has also received the Tuscon tail.
313 sqn flew fighter bomber missions. For that they used a rolling map, which is the pre digital type of moving map.
K-3039 shows a red tailfin band with the “Twents Ros”. This soon disapeared after the satff found out.
1969 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 C/N 2877/9230. Scrapped in September 1991
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 C/N 3491/0115. Scrapped in August 2007
XV410 1969 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 C/N 2964/9240 Delivery Date:1969-01-25 Scrapped in Sept 1992
18-OCT-1988: The right hand engine surged during a practice interception sortie but the pilot inadvertently shut down the left hand engine. He attempted to relight the left engine but the crew ejected when it was considered that they had insufficient height remaining for a recovery. The aircraft crashed near Holzminden, West Germany
Both crew – Flight Lieutenant Pete Lines and Flight Lieutenant Colin Fryer – ejected at approx 2,000 feet.
19 Jul 2006 J-363 RNLAF RNLAF 311 sqnF-16A Block 20 MLU
This aircraft crashed over the Waddenzee near the island of Vlieland around 15:00 hours local.The pilot was able to eject and was subsequently rescued by an AB-412SP helicopter. The cause of the accident is currently unknown, but the investigations all point to a crack in the diffuser case causing an engine failure.
XV751 1969 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 C/N 712014. Went to Gatwick Museum
XZ136 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3 C/N 712195.
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk (S-70A) 86-24498 (cn 70-993)
22564 (c/n BC-041) to N257AG, then to N101CS.
Two F-16 both brand new. For a practice run to the range, hence the small practicebombs under the pylons.
XZ-136. 02-NOV-1987 Mid air collision with XV790 Six Harriers were to attack a target from different directions on the Otterburn Range, Northumberland. Numbers 3 and 4 failed to keep separation and collided on the crossover.Both pilots were killed, one being a US Navy exchange pilot – Lieutenant John CARVER, USN. The other pilot – Flight Lieutenant David Robin SUNDERLAND – had ejected moments before impact with the ground but too late for the seat to complete its sequence
RNLAF J-135 (85-0135)
F-16A Block 15X first flight 29 Jun 1987, so here only four months old.