F-4E’s in 1978 (I)

Returning to Soesterberg in a tight overhead break approach, are two F-4E “Phantoms” of 32nd T.F.S. and one F-5E “Tiger” of 527th T.F.T.A.S.

from RAF Alconbury, after a dissimilar air combat trainings mission (D.A.C.T.).        The “Tigers” (the so called ‘agressors’), were painted in the

camouflage-colours of Russian jet-fighters.                                                                                                                                      (Soesterberg, 1978).

F-4E’s 74-1046 and 74-1053 during take-off from Soesterberg A.B. on Monday April 17, 1978.

F-4E 74-1054 on it’s way to the runway on a cold, clear sunny day in Spring of 1978 (Wednesday April 12).    This F-4E left Soesterberg for good

in October of that year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photos: C. Vermolen.