Air Enthusiast 2006-05
B.Archer - Loyal Supporting Act /Air forces/
Convair 440 12+02 of the Luftwaffe FBS, based at Koln/Wahn, June 1970.
JC-131B 53-7797 of Air Force Special Weapons Command Center, based at Kirtland AFB, to support nuclear weapons testing.
Immaculate C-131D 54-2809 flown by the 101st FIS, Massachusetts ANG, from Otis ANG at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, June 1982.
C-131F 141009 of NAF Mildenhall landing at home base in the late 1970s.
VIP-configured VC-131H 55-0299 of the 1st Composite Wing based at Andrews AFB, at Pope AFB, October 1973.
One of a small number repainted in Vietnam-style camouflage: CT-29A 49-1912 of the 118th TPS, Connecticut ANG, at Bradley Field, visiting Pope AFB in October 1973.
US Naval Facility Mildenhall VC-131F 141021 at Heathrow Airport in March 1968. Note the 30 flags on the nose - countries visited since being based in the UK from January 1959.
North Dakota ANG C-131D 54-2819 of the 178th US stationed at Fargo, visiting Norton AFB. The unit's motif ‘Happy Hooligans' is displayed on the tail. Note the extended nose housing a conventional radar, a retrofit.
C-131A 52-5804 of the 322nd TAW used for aeromedical evacuation from Rhein Main, West Germany, at Lakenheath in September 1972.
US Coast Guard HC-131A 5782 based at Miami, and visiting Key West in September 1978.
Stylised Texas flag on C-131B 53-7811 of the 111th FIS/Texas ANG based at Ellington AFB, visiting Tyndall, October 1980.
VC-131G 145962 of NAS Sigonella was stationed at the Sicilian base from October 1981 until June 1986 when it was retired.
Spanish Air Force Convair 440 T.14-3 '911-03' was formerly with the national airline Iberia.
Bolivian CV-340 FAB.72 was still operational at La Paz in June 2001.
Canadian Forces CC-109 109156 began life as a CL-66B and was delivered in June 1960.