About Lieuwe

The Netherlands based Aviation Reporting, Photographer and Illustrator.

F-4 Phantom Publication

Some older news but news all the same, one of our F-4J Phantom illustrations has been used on the cover design for “Scream of Eagles”. A book by Robert K. Wilcox with a cover designed by Dan Mogford

screamofeagles

The book details the creation of the US Navy Top Gun school, made famous by the movie staring Tom Cruise but more importantly the F-14 Tomcat.

Walkarounds added

I have added two new walkarounds, one of a RAF Harrier and one of a RNLAF Apache. Both are not complete walkarounds but I hope they can still be usefull to some one.

RNLAF AH-64D Walkaround

RAF Harrier Gr.7 ZD465 Walkaround

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RAF Harrier Gr.7 ZD465 Walkaround

RAF Harrier Gr.7 ZD465 Walkaround

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Italian and German update

I am back from vacation with a new update of the profile section;

First is a Luftwaffe special, 2036 painted in a special paintscheme for the retirement of the F-104 from JBG-32.

F-104G 683-2043

Followed by three Italian Airforce specials

F-104S ASA-M M.M.6716
F-104G MM6579

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F-104S M.M.6869
F-104G MM6579

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If you built scale models in the 90’s you very likely built a Revell 1/32 version of this one! The quite well known cat and mouse paintscheme was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 51st Stormo.

F-104S ASA-M M.M.6930
F-104G MM6579

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This machine was painted in the Bugatti colours for the occasion of a race against a motorcycle of the firm, the end result was a 1 – 1 draw!

Spillone!

The Italian Airforce F-104 section has been expanded with a single seat and a couple of two seaters, check them out via the links below!

F-104G M.M.6579
F-104G MM6579

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TF-104G M.M.54253
F-104G MM6505

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TF-104G M.M.54553
F-104G MM6505

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International mixed 104’s

For today we have a international group of F-104’s including two new operators to my collection! The first new operator is the Belgian Airforce with a very colorful Tiger Meet participant.

F-104G FX52
CF-104 104838 1st Canadian Air Group

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Next is 4900 from the Norwegian airforce, a Canadair built CF-104. 4900 was the last CF-104 of the line and served with the Canadian Airforce before being sold to the Norwegian Airforce where it served untill it met its fate on the 18th of january 1983 when the pilot lost control at low altitude and was forced to eject. The pilot survived the ejection but 900 impacted the sea and was lost.

CF-104 4900
RNoAF F-104G 12625

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And the other new user is the United States Airforce. It took me some time to decide under which operator to put this machine as it was actually owned by the West-German Luftwaffe who used to train their pilots at Luke Airforce base. The aircraft used for this training wore United States Airforce paintscheme’s. The nickname for the unit was the “Cactus Airforce Staffel”

F-104G 6313269
F-104G 6313269

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NASA Starfighters added

New additions to the profile section for today are a trio of NASA Starfighters;

F-104N N812NA NASA
F-104N N812NA NASA

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F-104N N813NA NASA
F-104N N813NA NASA

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TF-104G N825NA NASA
TF-104G N825NA NASA

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I hope to be adding more NASA machines as I complete them so I can show each major variant the agency operated!