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urkles
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Laage base visit

Post by urkles » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:23 pm

Germany trip, February 28th 2011

BERLIN SCHONEFELD AIRPORT

We arrived here for our visit to Laage and noted amongst all the civvys was;

Mil Mi8T D-HOZH ex 94+24/NVA 985

BERLIN TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT

We drove past this historic and now disused airfield where the following was seen;

C54G 45-0557
VFW 614 17+01

LAAGE AIRPORT

A quick stop here saw a Cessna and replica Heinkel 126 in the terminal and numerous DA20s, PA Twins, etc of the local school. Across the airfield could be seen EF2000, F4F and 2 A4s which will be reported in the following log.

LAAGE AIR BASE

The main event, this was an excellent visit with access to every aircraft on base. The following is recorded as to where the aircraft were parked though for EF2000 35+46 and 35+47, these were only seen in the air. All aircraft belong to JG 73

VISITING

A4N SKYHAWK N431FS BAe SYSTEMS (ex IDF 305, USN 159805)
A4N SKYHAWK N434FS BAe SYSTEMS (ex IDF 373, USN 159815)

PRESERVED ON BASE

RF104G STARFIGHTER 25+02 Displayed near main gate
G91R/3 33+03 At junction on base close to airside entrance
CL.13B SABRE 6 JC-102 (S6-1691) At junction to east aircraft sheds
SU-22M-4 ‘FITTER’ 734 (25+38) On display near maintenance hangar
MiG 23ML ‘FLOGGER’ 330 (20+11) On display outside maintenance hangar
F4E PHANTOM II 75-0631 On display outside JG 73 east side sheds and marked ‘35+73’

MAINTENANCE HANGAR

Outside for photography was EF2000 35+55
Inside were the following EF2000s, all single seaters
31+16 30+52 31+17 30+51 30+11 31+18 30+45 30+50

WEST SIDE SHEDS
Those that flew are denoted by a *

EF2000 31+21 30+57 30+49* 31+20 30+46* 30+47*
EF2000B 30+05 30+24 30+54

EAST SIDE SHEDS

EF2000 31+22 30+12* 30+23 30+09 30+15* 31+19* 30+56 30+53 30+62*
EF2000B 30+27 30+38 30+03*

RECHLIN

LARZ AIRFIELD

PZL VIGA 35 D-EOXS
MiG 21U ‘MONGEL’ 23+96 (NVA 292)
G91R/3 32+99 Marked as ‘35+99’
ATLANTIC 61+05
MIL Mi 8TB ‘HIP’ 94+10 (NVA 827)
MiG 17 ‘FRESCO’ 07 (c/n 54212054)
QUEEN AIR D-????

LARZ TOWN, TECHNIK MUSEUM

CHEETAK ?
SU22UM-3K 25+48 (NVA 119)
MiG 23ML 332
MiG 21bis 8705 ex POLISH AF
MIL Mi8T ‘HIP’ 93+34 (NVA 902)

BERLIN TEGEL AIRPORT
Seen in the dark under the approach lights were the following;

CM170 MAGISTER 52 ex French AF
F84F DF+126 (52-6714 and marked ‘DF-240’
VARSITY T.1 WF382

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Re: Laage base visit

Post by paulk » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:31 pm

Nice report, Thanks for posting.

Paul

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