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F-84's on Pampa Range, Helchtern, Belgium

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F-84's on Pampa Range, Helchtern, Belgium

Post by Downrange » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:26 pm

Has anyone had a recent sighting of these three F-84F's (FU-63, FU-181 & FU-183) on this weapons range?
If so can you please advise on accessibility and viewing options.
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Re: F-84's on Pampa Range, Helchtern, Belgium

Post by FalconFlare » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:52 pm

Haven't been at Pampa for quite some time, but the last time I was there (over a year ago), they were all gone. Don't know if they are back or not.
The place were they stood in the past was not accessible because they stood in the middle of the shooting range. From the perimeter of the shooting range you could only see the tails of 2 of them.

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Re: F-84's on Pampa Range, Helchtern, Belgium

Post by Downrange » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:13 pm

Hi Tim - much obliged, I did think access was rather a long-shot.
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Re: F-84's on Pampa Range, Helchtern, Belgium

Post by dewint » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:40 pm

Flown over today 30/06/18 and still two F84s clearly visible and fairly complete.
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Re: F-84's on Pampa Range, Helchtern, Belgium

Post by ZappaFan » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:27 am

Courtesy of the latest edition of the excellent "EMOOS", the two are FU63/"BA56" and FU183/"BA06". The cockpit section of FU181/"BA02" went to Helvoirt/Vught [NL] by May 1999 and the rest of the a/c is thought to have long gone from Helchteren.

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