Lockheed F-104G “Starfighter”    FX43    (10 Fighter-Bomber Wing)
Taking off from Brussels National during Melsbroek Airshow on June 25th, 1967.
Aircraft was lost in a crash on January 26th, 1973.
(Coll Johny De Visch)

Republic F-84F     FU12    (3 Sqn / YL-N)

Preparation for transportation by train in the late 1950's.
Aircraft lost in a crash on August 21st, 1967.

 (Coll Johny De Visch)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash      FR 5     (42 Sqn)

Landing with drag chute at Malta in 1976

 (Coll SBAP)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister    MT 1     (EPA)

On Koksijde static display in august 1968. Note that aircraft is fully armed

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed-Martin F-16B         FB02          (OCU)

Wearing the discreate 10 years OCU logo and escorting the OO-SDN in 1997

 (OCU - Olivier "Papy" Van Gorp)

Sikorsky S-58      OT-ZKL / B12 * OT-ZKD / B4 * OT-ZKG / B7     (40 Sqn)

Formation flight during Koksijde opendoor in 1974

 (Robert Degreve)

Douglas C-47B Skytrain    OT-CWE / K10   (21 Sqn / 15 Wing)
Landing at koksijde Airbase for his last flight on January 26th, 1976
 (Serge Van Heertum)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT10   (9 Training Wing)
Bare metal aircraft during a low level fly pass at Goetsenhoven in September 1979
 (Serge Van Heertum)

Lockheed F-104G “Starfighter”    FX34    (1 All weather fighter Wing)
Aircraft tagged with a “9” to make 349…squadron in the mid 1960’s
(Coll Johny De Visch)

AMD Mirage V BR    BR08    (42 Sqn)

Inverted flight above Ardennes to show the belly in the late 1970’s.
(Coll Johny De Visch)

De Havilland D.H.114 "Heron" 2   OT-CGG    (Force Publique)
Landing somewhere in the Belgian colony in the late 1950's

  (Coll SBAP)

De Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito NF.30     MB20 / ND-E    (10 Sqn)

Awaiting the next mission in the late 1940's.
 (Coll SBAP)

F-104G , F-84F, Percival P.66 Pembroke and Hawker Hunter

All in one in the Fairey instalations in the mid 1960's

 (Coll Jean-Luc Deval)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister    MT 8     (EPA)

Brustem maintenance hangar in the early 1970's

 (Coll SBAP)

Fairchild C-119G  OT-CAK / CP11  (15 Wing)

At Melsbroek tarmac in 1973 with his successor

 (coll SBAP)

Gloster Meteor F.4  EF43 / SV-I  (4 Sqn)
Static display at Melbroek in the early 1950's. Aircraft was lost in 1952.

 (Coll SBAP)

North American AT-6 Harvard IIa   H??   (Advanced Flying School)

During maintenance at Brustem in the 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk 14    SG50  3R-A    (1 Sqn)

During a visit at Wevelgem in the early 1950's

 (coll SBAP)

Siai Marchetti SF.260M     ST01 & ST02
During trial flight in 1969 at Vergiate in Italy . No markings.
  (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star     FT16     (EPT)

During a static display in the early 1960's
 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BA    BA44    (42 Sqn)

Static display at Florennes airshow in September 1993.
Stored at Weelde some days later.

 (Christian Vandevelde)

General Dynamics F-16B         FB14          (2 Wing Tac)

Completely open on static display during Florennes airshow in September 1993.

Note the Vulcan 20mm gun in front.

 (Christian Vandevelde)

Douglas C-47B Skytrain    OT-CND / K8   (20 Sqn / 15 Wing)
Paradrop at Schaffen commemorating the Belgian Air Force
 30th anniversary in 1976

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.14B   B-2 / OT-ZKB 

Few minutes before its destruction by fire in August 1960.

 (coll SBAP)

Hawker Hunter F.4     ID120 / 7J-V      (7 Sqn)

Landing at Chièvres Air Base begin 1958. The plane was lost in a crash on November 27th, 1958 in Bosbeek.
An engine flame-out lies at the root of the crash.

(Coll SBAP)

General Dynamic F-16A    FA03    (1 WCTT)

Pictured at Hill AFB in early 1980 during participation to the multinational MOT&E. team. The FA03 & FA04 were also sent to Wright-Patterson AFB during the same period to test the Loral Rapport III ECM system.
(Coll SBAP)

Gloster Meteor F.8  EG234 / GE-A  (349 Sqn)
On the ramp in the mid 1950's.
EG234 was later on transferred to the Towing Flight.

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star     FT2     (10 Wing Tac)

Flown by the 10 Wing Tac in the late 1950's.
 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84G Thunderjet     FZ90/YL-O   FZ146/YL-R      (3 Sqn)

Four ship formation of the Florennes based 3rd Fighter Squadron
above the
belgian ardennes in 1954 or 1955.

(Coll SBAP)

 Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister       (Red Devils /9 training Wing/7 Sqn)
Red Devils line abreast formation above Brussels on National Day 1977.
Sadly enough, this was the last year of this aerobatic team.

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Fairchild C-119G  OT-CBH / CP28  (15 Wing)

Left engine maintenance in front of Melsbroek Air Base hangar in the late 1960's

After his carreer the plane was stored at Koksijde Air Base in 1974

 (coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F     FU193    (1 Sqn / 3R-N)

Natural metal was in effect during the early years of "Streak" service; this plane crashed during take off from Florennes Air Base on May 27th, 1960.

 (coll SBAP)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT01   (9 Training Wing)
On top of a looping in the early 1980's
(Coll JL Deval)

Lockheed F-104G    FX26    (1 All weather fighter Wing)
On static display in the mid 1960's.

 (Coll SBAP)

Renard & Vertongen RSV22 - 180cv   N°13    (Training school)

In service with Belgian Military Aviation between 1927 and 1937

 (Coll SBAP)

Morane Saulnier MS35 type AR     M20    (Elementary flying school)

Used for the pilot formation between 1922 and 1930

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BR    BR26    (42 Sqn)
Leading a Luftwaffe Mc Donnell RF-4E from AG52 (35+42)
during a squadron exchange in 19

 (Coll Guy Liesse)

Lockheed F-104G    FX07    (10 Wing Tac)

In flight above Limburg in the mid 1970's

 (Coll Guy Liesse)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister    MT40     (EPA)

On static display at SONACA airshow in the late 1960's

 (Coll Jean Luc Deval)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet  FS1 / US buzz number FS-819
Arrival of the first Thunderjet at Melsbroek Air Base in March 1952.

  (Coll SBAP)

North American AT-6 Harvard IIa   H42   (Advanced Flying School)

Pictured at Brustem in 1953

 (Coll Jean Siccard)

Percival P.66 Pembroke C.51   RM2 / OT-ZAB   (21 Sqn)

In flight in the late 1950's, the plane is wearing the first full "alu" scheme

 (Coll SBAP)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT08, AT25 & AT33   (9 Training Wing)
Tactical break at Brustem Air Base after a mission in the early 1980's
Note that the 3 aircraft are equipped with external fuel tanks
(Serge Van Heertum)

Fairchild Swearingen Merlin IIIA   CF05   (21 Sqn)

The plane was sold in June 2000 to CAE aviation, a civilian company
Note the Air Force painting and the civilian registration LX-NRJ

 (Coll Johny De Visch)

De Havilland DH.9   D64

On Airfield line in the late 1920's

 (Coll SBAP)

De Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito T.Mk.III     MA3 / B2-C    (Flying School)

Taxiing at Brustem Air Base in the early 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star     FT21     (EPT)

Take off from Brustem Air Base in the summer of 1979
  (Paul Rorive)

Lockheed-Martin C-130H Hercules  CH06  (20 Sqn)

In Melsbroek Air Base hagar after revision in 1990

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Mk I     O27     (15 Wing)

Probably at Wevelgem in the 1950's. Sold in the early 1960's to a private owner, the plane was registered OO-DUC

 (Coll Willy Henderickx)

AMD Mirage V BR    BR12    (42 Sqn)
Drag chute deployed after landing at Florennes Air Base in the late 1970's.
Note the shadow of the plane taking the picture.

 (Coll Jean-Luc Deval)

Gloster Meteor F.8  EG73 / 7J-G  (7 Sqn)

Chièvres flight line around 1955 with EG64, EG70 and EG39

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F     FU32    (3 Sqn / YL-K)

Picture taken in 1964, the plane crashed on May 13th 1965 in Crupet near Dinant

 (coll SBAP)

Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.14B   B-3 / OT-ZKC 

Landing after a mission in Congo in the late 1950's.

The OT-ZKC was lost in a crash at Busangu on July 27th, 1960

 (coll SBAP)

Westland Seaking Mk.48  RS02   (40 Sqn)

Take off from Yeovil, homebase of Westland company in 1976.
Note the company registration G-17-02 under the roundel.

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BR    BR09    (42 Sqn)

Just after arrival at Koksijde Air Base in July 1991

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Hawker Siddeley HS.748-2A/228    CS02   (21 Sqn)

Low pass above Kleine Brogel Air Base in 1993

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Fairchild C-119G  OT-CBD / CP24  (15 Wing)

Left turn before landing in the late 1960's

 (Coll Jean-Luc Deval)

Hawker Hunter F6  (7 Wing)

The "Red Devils" cleared for take-off runway 20 at Chièvres, 1959-1960 scheme.

 (Coll Jean-Luc Deval)

Hawker Hunter F6  IF127 (8 Sqn / 7 Wing) & IF108 (7 Sqn / 7 Wing)

Aligned in front of Fairey building at Gosselies in the 1958

 (Pic Jean Deval / Coll Jean-Luc Deval)

Hawker Hunter F6  IF144 (7 Wing)

Aircraft of the Red Devils in maintenance at Fairey gosselies in 1960

 (Pic Jean Deval / Coll Jean-Luc Deval)

Lockheed TF-104G    FC04    (1WCTT)

In maintenance phase at Beauvechain airbase in 1975

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B-727-29QC    CB01    (21 Sqn)

During touch and go at Florennes airbase in 1992

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash      FR28     (42 Sqn)

Rearmement during a Royal Flush exercice in the 1970!s

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed F-104G    FX18    (349 Sqn)

Mid 1970's, the 349 Squadron pilots posing with their stratospheric suit

 (Coll SBAP)

Fairey Fox IIIC     N°26       (Ecole de perfectionnement)

A winter in the late 1930's just before the second world war

 (Coll SBAP)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT12   (1 Training Wing)
On Beauvechain air base flight line in 2004.
(Serge Van Heertum)

Gloster Meteor T.7A   ED28     (Fighter school)

Previous Meteor F.4 EF30 rebuilt in T.7 model and delivered in 1954.

Photographed at Fairey company in Gosselies.

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F     FU93    (31 Sqn / 10 Wing Tac)

On static display in the mid 1960's

 (coll SBAP)


Fokker D.VII          F-10            (Flying School)

 Photographed at the Wevelgem flying school in the mid 1920’s.

Between 1919 and 1931, the Aéronautique Militaire used 35 Fokker’s D.VII out 75 received as war damages.

 (Coll. SBAP)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash      (FR ?)          (42 Sqn)

 Piloted by Theo Teeuwen and photographed above a dense pine forest of Norway during a flight between Karup and Rygge. The photographer "Flash" was flown by Leon Ronsse

 (Leon Ronsse / 42 Sqn)

Lockheed TF-104G    FC04    (10 WTAC)

Driven by a "Tiger", the plane is wearing some tiger stripes but also a "devil" emblem at the rear of the fuselage in 1981

 (Coll. Johny De Visch)

AMD Mirage V BA    BA60    (8 Sqn)

Climbing at high level in the late 1980's. The BA60 was modified some months later to become the MIRSIP prototype

 (Coll. SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star     FT11     (EPT)

Wonderful silver/dayglo colours in formation flight
above the clouds in the late 1960's

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F     FU190    (1 Sqn / 2 Wing Tac)

On the way to Solenzara during 1st squadron shooting campaign
in the mid 1960's

 (coll SBAP)

Stampe & Vertongen SV4bis     V64 and V19        (EPE)

Both aircraft in black and yellow scheme from the Manchots team in 1969

 (Coll SBAP)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister    MT31     (EPA)

On static display at Florennes air base in 1961

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed F-104G    FX40    (1WCTT)

Back from a mission in 1975

 (Serge Van Heertum)

AMD Mirage V BD    BD11    (8 Sqn)

Equiped with supersonic fuel thanks at Bierset air base in 1990

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Supermarine Spitfire LF.IX    SM18    (Fighter School)

The Koksijde Fighter School flight line in the early 1950's

 (coll Jean Siccard)

Fairchild Swearingen Merlin IIIA   CF04   (21 Sqn)

In formation during the National Day parade 1992

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Brewster B-339B Buffalo      NX56 

At Newark airfield in 1940. The 40 planes ordered by the Belgian authorities never arrived in Belgium due the German invasion

 (Coll SBAP)

Nieuport-Delage NiD29C1  N°49   7/II/2

Photographed in the late 1920's at Nivelles airfield
with the squadron personal

 (Coll SBAP)

Fairchild C-119G  OT-CAJ / CP10  (15 Wing)

Photographed in the early 1970's, this plane is now preserved by the Dakota Historical Centre at Melsbroek Air Base.

 (Coll. Johny De Visch)

Douglas C-47B Skytrain    OT-CWE / K10   (15 Wing)

In flight above the snowy Belgian Ardennes in the early 1970's.
The plane was retired from service in January 1976.

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star     FT14     (11 Sqn)

Brustem Air Base flight line in 1979.
 Note the squadron insignia below the rear end of the canopy

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash      FR4     (42 Sqn)

On the flight line in the early 1960's, probably at Beauvechain Air Base

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BD    BD12    (42 Sqn)

Special paint for the Mirage farewell held at Bierset airbase
on September 25th, 1993

 (Guy Liesse)

General Dynamics F-16B FB18 and F-16A  FA50, FA49    (1 Fighter Wing)

Special paint for the 3 squadron (OCU, 350 and 349) on March 4th, 1996 to commemorate the disbanding of the 1st all weather fighter wing of Beauvechain

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Stampe & Vertongen SV4bis     V6, V20 and V30        (EPE)

Formation flight in 1970. The V6 was destroyed in 1975, the V20 was sold the Canadian Air Force Aviation Club after retirement in 1971 and the V30 became the OO-MON also after its Belgian Air Force career.

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BD        BD16  

Delivered by SABCA to the Air Force in September 1973, the plane was lost in an accident on December 7, 1973 at Ouffet (Belgian Ardennes). The plane had only some 50 minutes flight hours.

 (Coll. Johny De Visch)

Lockheed-Martin C-130H Hercules  CH05  (20 Sqn)

In Sabena Technics hangar during a weight and balance procedure (2000)

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT25   (9 Training Wing / 11 Sqn)
Demonstration aircraft flown by Pat De Schrijver in 1996

"Pat" was the AJet demonstrator pilot between 1994 and 1999
(Serge Van Heertum)

Republic F-84F     FU22    (2 Sqn / 2 Wing Tac)

Above the clouds in the early 1960's.

 (coll SBAP)

Lockheed F-104G  FX74, FX  and General Dynamic F-16A  FA10, FA??  (1WCTT)

The past and the future together at Beauvechain Airbase in 1980

 (Arch. 1st Wing)

Lockheed F-104G    FX09    (1WCTT)

The aircraft wears the "Mephisto" insignia during

the Royal Flush exercise held in May 1964

 (Arch. 1st Wing)

Spad S.XIII C1

Schaffen Airfield in the early 1920's

 (Coll SBAP)

Sikorsky (Sud Aviation) HSS-1 Seabat (S-58)      OT-ZKH / B8      (40 Sqn)

Last demo flight during Koksijde airshow in 1986

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Percival P.66 Pembroke C.51      OT-ZAK / RM11      (21 Sqn)

Landing during Melsbroek open door in 1976

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Gloster Meteor T.7  (ED28)

Landing gear problems on January 29th, 1957 for this "mulet"
happened during a test flight by Fairey at Gosselies airfield

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84G Thunderjet  FZ100 / YL-T   (3 Sqn)

Taxi at Bierset Airbase in the mid 1950's.

In 1957 the plane was sold to the Danish Air Force

 (Coll SBAP)