European Anniversary Markings, 2017

 

31 Dornier Transall C-160D_LTG61_51 10_3_Germany

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!!

11 F-16AM_FA-132_Belgium_2

1st Squadron, Belgium Air Force, 100th Anniversary of the Squadron, aircraft: F-16AM.

32 Dornier Transall C-160D_LTG61_51 10_Germany

61 LTG, German Air Force, 60th Anniversary, aircraft: C-160D Transall

72 Hawk T1A_XX285_RAF

100 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 100 year centennial, aircraft: Hawk T.1A

11 Aero L159A_CZ_212.tl_6053

212 tl., Czech Air Force, World War II colors, aircraft: L-159A

15 Dassault Mirage 2000D_EC03.003_3-XJ  602_France

EC03.003, French Air Force, 100th Anniversary colors, aircraft: Mirage 2000D

14 F-16BM_FB-24_Belgium

Operational Control Unit, Belgian Air Force, 30 Years as OCU, aircraft: F-16BM

65 Mirage 2000D_2-EJ_43_France

GC01-002, French Air Force, 100th Anniversary of Captain Georges Guynemer’s death, aircraft: Mirage 2000-5F

63 MIG29A_89_Poland_5

Polish Air Force, Commemorates S/Ldr Boleslaw Drobinski 1918 – 1995, Aircraft: MiG-29A

55 MIG29A_40_Poland_5

Polish Air Force, Commemorates W/Cdr. Withold Urbanowicz 1908-1996, aircraft: MiG-29A

21 EF2000_TaktLwG 74_30 26_Germany

TaktLwG 74, German Air Force, Commemorates Atlantic Tiger, aircraft: EF2000

19 Dornier Alpha Jet_EAC00.314_705-TA E42_France

EAC00.314, French Air Force, Armee De L’Air 100th Anniversary, aircraft: Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet

17 Dassault Mirage 2000D_EC03.003_3-XO 629_France

EC03.003 French Air Force, 100 years, aircraft: Mirage 2000D

16 Dassault Mirage 2000D_EC03.003_3-XN  652_France

EC03.003, French Air Force, Colors commemorate the 1987 Quadi Doum Libyan raid by Armee De L’Air, aircraft: Mirage 2000D

24 Lockheed Martin F-16AM_10W_ FA-70_2_Belgium

 349 Sqd., Belgian Air Force, 75 years of 349 Sqd., aircraft: Lockheed Martin F-16AM.

09 Suchoi SU-27UB_831 BrTA_71_2_Ukraine

Ukraine Air Force, demonstration colors, aircraft: SU-27UB

41 Lockheed C-130H_3Sqn_347_Jordan

3 Sqd., Royal Jordanian Air Force, special tail art, aircraft: C-130H

02 McDonnell Douglas F-4E_338 Mira_01508_2_Greece

338 Mira, Hellenic Air Force, aircraft: F-4E

04 Panavia Tornado GR.4A_31 Sqn_ZG750 128_UK

31 Sqd., Royal Air Force, Desert Pink colors, 25 years after Gulf War Commemorative, aircraft: Tornado GR.4A

05 Panavia Tornado IDS_311 Gruppo_MM7041RS-01_2_Italy

311 Gruppo, Italian Air Force, 60th Anniversary 31 Gruppo, aircraft: Tornado IDS

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Peter Boschert

Peter is a photographer covering events in the United States and in Europe. He likes to cover Nellis AFB, NAS Fallon and RAF Lakenheath.

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