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One of my biggest regrets during my time in the USAF was that I never got assigned to Europe.

During the 1980s and 1990s, the Cold War necessitated a huge number of USAF bases all over Europe. There was also a wide variety of mission aircraft based at these bases; F-4s, F-15s, F-16s, F-111s, A-10s, C-130s, KC-135s, C-9s, C-12s, C-23s, to name some of the types.

Here is a look back at some of the USAFE jets I was able to photograph here in the states.

Oddly enough, of the units pictured in this group the only base that remains open to this day, is Spangdahlem AB, Germany.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

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The New Number Two...
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Retired from the Air Force. Currently working in general aviation.

Current Residence: Kansas
Favourite cartoon character: Plankton
Personal Quote: The trouble with economizing is that it can be very expensive.

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raspberryvixen Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the llama!!  =)
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Konrad22 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for faving my Saab J29 Tunnan!
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a lovely shot!  Good job!
VodeAn36 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
US aircraft amazes me! Me and my fam never miss an airshow down in Chino, CA, and my volunteering there has brought some good memories! By any chance, do you have a pic of a Vought F4U Corsair? They're my favorite WWII plane.
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer… Here is a FG-1 I shot at Oshkosh in 1980.

I think it is the only Corsair I photographed.
Tiefgrund Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Your welcome :D (Big Grin)
seeker1us Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Fantastic photos!
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!  Glad you enjoyed the look back...
ArtAdmirer1-75th Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Thanks for the Llama F16CrewChief! 'HOOOAAH!' :clap::salute:
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