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  • KERVYN
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    • May 2007
    • 803

    The other reason for the 40 years, was our 2 (mini-) Falcon's , in service since 1973 !! ;http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1250031
    (special logo on the engines.. better visible last week-end, on place, from +- 5m

    friendly, Etienne

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    • MSphere
      Senior Member
      • Feb 2010
      • 8983

      To get this thread back on track, Algerian W-3A Sokol
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      • archangelski
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        • Jul 2013
        • 2385

        OK, let's go back to small Air Forces : Eritrean Bell 412 :



        Even if Belgian Air Force is certainly, in many ways, smaller than Algerian one.
        Last edited by archangelski; 29th September 2013, 13:10.

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        • KERVYN
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          • May 2007
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          Our small fleet of two Falcon's 20....

          ..............feasted 40 years of service ;.
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          Last edited by KERVYN; 7th October 2013, 15:22.

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          • gregair
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            • Dec 2006
            • 55

            Originally posted by archangelski View Post
            Like this Hunter one ?



            PS : The picture in Wiki is former Rhodesian Air Force De Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.11, VH-ZVZ / 15392, owned and operated by Judy Pay (private collection).
            It is representing RRAF119. It is not the originally delivered SRAF119 / RRAF119 / R4032. The original aircraft ended up in South Africa in 1980 but has not been, apparently, preserved.

            Sadly this photo is faked, the Rhodesian air force roundles have been photoshopped or similar, the spear has been added over the RAF roundles and you can clearly see the RAF serials and squadron badge

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            • Freehand
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              • May 2012
              • 986

              I'd consider the Belgian Air Component a 'small air force'. Just because it is well-equipped and trained, doesn't make it any bigger. They're bound to get some real add-on capability with the A400M and who knows, but they might end up with F-35's, albeit a smaller number, to replace the Falcons.

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              • KERVYN
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • May 2007
                • 803

                .........
                Sadly this photo is faked, the Rhodesian air force roundles have been photoshopped or similar, the spear has been added over the RAF roundles
                Good to know.... what a pity...

                thanks to tell it !!

                friendly, Etienne

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                • KERVYN
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                  • May 2007
                  • 803

                  ........
                  I'd consider the Belgian Air Component a 'small air force'. Just because it is well-equipped and trained, doesn't make it any bigger.
                  They're bound to get some real add-on capability with the A400M and who knows, but they might end up with F-35's, albeit a smaller number, to replace the Falcons.
                  Yes, of course, but let's not confuse VIP-Falcon's & Fighting Falcons..

                  (our "future" 'F-35's will remain a bad dream... ) :
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                  • archangelski
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                    • Jul 2013
                    • 2385

                    Originally posted by gregair View Post
                    Sadly this photo is faked, the Rhodesian air force roundles have been photoshopped or similar, the spear has been added over the RAF roundles and you can clearly see the RAF serials and squadron badge
                    Seems so (damn good PS then and bad news), but XG164 doesn't apparently wear such squadron badge. See here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/8634335997/
                    Last edited by archangelski; 29th September 2013, 15:39.

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                    • KERVYN
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                      • May 2007
                      • 803

                      'Googeling through' the Rhodesian Air Force, i've seen many different aircrafts without any markings ....

                      friendly, Etienne

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                      • archangelski
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                        • Jul 2013
                        • 2385

                        other "3 assegais" roudels on Canberra :

                        Last edited by archangelski; 29th September 2013, 18:33.

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                        • KERVYN
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                          • May 2007
                          • 803

                          Rhodesia....let's continue....

                          the "Canberra's assegais" is a much better view, thanks, Archangelski..

                          and... who were the (Royal ?) VIP's getting out this one ? ;

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                          • KERVYN
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                            • May 2007
                            • 803

                            Best greetings from Rhodesia.... (the last ones of the month !)
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                            • gregair
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                              • Dec 2006
                              • 55

                              Originally posted by archangelski View Post
                              Seems so (damn good PS then and bad news), but XG164 doesn't apparently wear such squadron badge. See here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/8634335997/
                              Yes, sorry for the bad news, I was also happy to see the photo at first, but it appears to be a 74 squadron RAF badge on the nose also you can see the red of the top of the RAF fin flash on the tail along with the bit of yellow from code letter on the tailfin.
                              The Rhodesian air force never carried these sort of marking as mentoned above.
                              Here are some 74 Squadron RAF Hunters for you to compare:
                              http://www.raf74.com/aircraft.php scroll down the page for this one, there is a Hunter F.4 and an F.6
                              http://www.74squadron.org.uk/images/...unter%206s.JPG
                              http://www.74squadron.org.uk/images/...Turn-round.JPG
                              http://www.74squadron.org.uk/images/...0Begum%20c.jpg

                              Here some Rhodesian Hunters
                              http://media.ourstory.com/62/15/50/e...d051145a9f.jpg
                              http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/96/pics/124_2.jpg

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                              • archangelski
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                                • Jul 2013
                                • 2385

                                Originally posted by gregair View Post
                                Yes, sorry for the bad news, I was also happy to see the photo at first, but it appears to be a 74 squadron RAF badge on the nose also you can see the red of the top of the RAF fin flash on the tail along with the bit of yellow from code letter on the tailfin.
                                The Rhodesian air force never carried these sort of marking as mentoned above.
                                Here are some 74 Squadron RAF Hunters for you to compare:
                                http://www.raf74.com/aircraft.php scroll down the page for this one, there is a Hunter F.4 and an F.6
                                http://www.74squadron.org.uk/images/...unter%206s.JPG
                                http://www.74squadron.org.uk/images/...Turn-round.JPG
                                http://www.74squadron.org.uk/images/...0Begum%20c.jpg

                                Here some Rhodesian Hunters
                                http://media.ourstory.com/62/15/50/e...d051145a9f.jpg
                                http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/96/pics/124_2.jpg
                                Many thanks for clarification gregair.
                                When I said earlier "good photoshop work", it was for the roundels. Strange that the guy who made this good artwork hadn't tried to work also on the code number and badge as well, rendering a quite perfect RRAF Hunter ! Maybe it was intentionally, who knows ?

                                Also a fine picture of a real Hunter with RRAF roundels with only one assaigai.

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                                • archangelski
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jul 2013
                                  • 2385

                                  Albanian Air Force Bo105E-4 :

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                                  • archangelski
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jul 2013
                                    • 2385

                                    Zimbabwe : SF.260 with turbo conversion :


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                                    • archangelski
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jul 2013
                                      • 2385

                                      Nigerian Air Force C-130H :

                                      Last edited by archangelski; 2nd October 2013, 15:17.

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                                      • AlexfromHungary
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Nov 2010
                                        • 103

                                        Hi Guys!
                                        Amazing pictures of the only one equatorial guinean Ka-29!
                                        http://www.helimap.ch/gallery2/main....2596&g2_page=1

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                                        • archangelski
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jul 2013
                                          • 2385

                                          Originally posted by AlexfromHungary View Post
                                          Hi Guys!
                                          Amazing pictures of the only one equatorial guinean Ka-29!
                                          http://www.helimap.ch/gallery2/main....2596&g2_page=1
                                          Strange "bird" for that country. Thanks for the link and pictures of this rarity in Africa.
                                          Last edited by archangelski; 2nd October 2013, 15:31.

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