Air International 1987-11
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Special paint schemes to mark squadron anniversaries are becoming increasingly commonplace in Europe. From Heilbronn, in West Germany, Markus Ziegler provides this photo of a Luftwaffe F-104G, 20 + 49, painted to mark the 25th anniversary in July 1987 of Luftwaffenschleuse 11, a maintenance and overhaul unit at Manching.
Jim Bates, of Cincinnati, Ohio, sends this photograph of the only Hawker Hurricane flying outside of the UK. Canadian-built as a Mk XII, serial 5377, it is now in the markings of P3069, the "hack" aircraft of No 401 (Canadian) Squadron. Owned by Canadian Warplane Heritage based at Hamilton, it is flown regularly.
Michael Macgowan, in Canada, sends this interesting photo of an ex-Fuerza Aerea Sandinista North American T-28B, photographed at the Victoria, BC, Airshow on 2 August 1987. It is one of four recently imported into Canada bv Victoria Air Maintenance.
From Singapore, Wong Keng Poh sends some photographs to show that the Republic of Singapore Air Force is now using a low-visibility form of the national insignia, in black rather than red and while. Among the types already displaying the new insignia are the Super Puma and Skyvan, as well as the F-5E and (shown) E-2C Hawkeye.
From Singapore, Wong Keng Poh sends some photographs to show that the Republic of Singapore Air Force is now using a low-visibility form of the national insignia, in black rather than red and while. Among the types already displaying the new insignia are the Super Puma and Skyvan, as well as (shown) the F-5E and E-2C Hawkeye. Notice, too, that this F-5E now has the dorsal fin/aerial modification.