European Anniversary Markings, 2017
Peter Boschert has filed a series of articles about aviation events in Europe this year. Many of his photos of specially marked aircraft show the highlights of notable anniversaries that non-standard artwork commemorates. We’ve captioned some of these photos and brought them all together from these various articles, in this nineteen-photo album complete with captions which answers the who?, the what?, and the why? of these special schemes. Enjoy, and thank you Peter!!
1st Squadron, Belgium Air Force, 100th Anniversary of the Squadron, aircraft: F-16AM.
61 LTG, German Air Force, 60th Anniversary, aircraft: C-160D Transall
100 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 100 year centennial, aircraft: Hawk T.1A
212 tl., Czech Air Force, World War II colors, aircraft: L-159A
EC03.003, French Air Force, 100th Anniversary colors, aircraft: Mirage 2000D
Operational Control Unit, Belgian Air Force, 30 Years as OCU, aircraft: F-16BM
GC01-002, French Air Force, 100th Anniversary of Captain Georges Guynemer’s death, aircraft: Mirage 2000-5F
Polish Air Force, Commemorates S/Ldr Boleslaw Drobinski 1918 – 1995, Aircraft: MiG-29A
Polish Air Force, Commemorates W/Cdr. Withold Urbanowicz 1908-1996, aircraft: MiG-29A
TaktLwG 74, German Air Force, Commemorates Atlantic Tiger, aircraft: EF2000
EAC00.314, French Air Force, Armee De L’Air 100th Anniversary, aircraft: Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
EC03.003 French Air Force, 100 years, aircraft: Mirage 2000D
EC03.003, French Air Force, Colors commemorate the 1987 Quadi Doum Libyan raid by Armee De L’Air, aircraft: Mirage 2000D
349 Sqd., Belgian Air Force, 75 years of 349 Sqd., aircraft: Lockheed Martin F-16AM.
Ukraine Air Force, demonstration colors, aircraft: SU-27UB
3 Sqd., Royal Jordanian Air Force, special tail art, aircraft: C-130H
338 Mira, Hellenic Air Force, aircraft: F-4E
31 Sqd., Royal Air Force, Desert Pink colors, 25 years after Gulf War Commemorative, aircraft: Tornado GR.4A
311 Gruppo, Italian Air Force, 60th Anniversary 31 Gruppo, aircraft: Tornado IDS