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Scott has posted in this GB's proposal thread a lot of wonderful pics he took while he served in the AF at Ramstein. I thought it would be coll to post them here too, so they won't get buried in the General Discussion forum. Scott kindly agreed, so here they are.

I will start with his selection of Ramstein F-4E's:

68-0442DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

68-0393Sept181985RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

68-0534RamsteinSept181985ScottRWilson.jpg

68-0386July111983ScottWilson.jpg

"Not the clearest photo, but the only one I took of a Zulu F-4E with AIM-7F Sparrows. Note the Sparrow is gray"

68-408RamsteinSept231985ScottRWilso.jpg

68-0401RamsteinAugust271983ScottRWi.jpg

68-0440RamsteinApril271984ScottRWil.jpg

68-0381526TFS86TFWRamsteinSept18198.jpg

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Moving on to Spangdahlem F-4E's and F-4G's:

"I took this first photo of 69-0280 on May 18, 1984 at Zaragoza AB, Spain. This Weasel crashed a few days later, on May 23 on the Bardenas Real bombing range. The crew got out okay."

69-028018May84crashed23May84ZaragozaScottWilson.jpg

69-0285ZaragozaABMay171984ScottRWilson.jpg

69-0255ZaragozaABMay181984ScottRWilson.jpg

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74-1638ZaragozaABSpainMay161984Scot.jpg

74-1639ZaragozaMay1884ScottWilson.jpg

"This F-4G had 34092 dark green in place of the usual 34079, which is pretty darned rare:"

69-7579June191984RamsteinScottWilson.jpg

72-0139May181984ZaragozaScottRWilson.jpg

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More Spangdahlem F-4E's and G's

72-0166April141984RamsteinABScottRWilson.jpg

72-0166May161984ZaragozaABScottRWilson.jpg

72-1482May181984ZaragozaScottWilson.jpg

74-0654May181984ZaragozaScottRWilson.jpg

74-1044RamsteinApr1484ScottWilson.jpg

74-1045ZaragozaMay171984ScottRWilson.jpg

74-1052Jul1583ScottWilson.jpg

74-1056ZaragozaMay171984ScottRWilson.jpg

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Next up, Zweibrücken RF-4c's:

72-0146ZaragozaJuly301983ScottWilson.jpg

69-0368RamsteinABAugust201983ScottRWilson-1.jpg

67-0469Sept21983RamsteinABScottRWil.jpg

71-0254RamsteinAugust201983ScottWil.jpg

69-0371RamsteinOct231983ScottWilson.jpg

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Alconbury RF-4C's:

68-0567Apr1384ScottWilson.jpg

68-0567Apr1286ScottWilson.jpg

72-0146Sep1885ScottWilson.jpg

And a couple of Torrejon F-4D's:

66-7715March1982NellisAFBScottRWilson-1.jpg

66-7525NellisAFBMarch1982ScottRWilson-1.jpg

66-7551NellisAFBMarch1982ScottRWilson-1.jpg

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Moving on to F-16's. We'll start with Ramstein again:

84-1271April101986RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

"Candyass", aka "Peppermnint Patty" (this specific one has been converted to a QF-16 by now)

84-1286April101986RamsteinABScottRWilson.jpg

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84-1296April101986RamsteinABScottRWilson.jpg

Edited by Pete

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Moving on to F-16's from Hahn:

80-0636May311984ZaragozaScottRWilson.jpg

"Stabilators on the F-16 are interchangeable from side to side. Note the left stab is upside down so far as the color scheme"

80-0614April181984RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

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80-0590April181984RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

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80-0577April181984RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

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And now some F-16's from Torrejon:

81-0759October61983RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

82-0900RamsteinJune121984ScottRWilson.jpg

82-0908overtheMedMay261984ScottRWilson.jpg

82-0968RamsteinAugust31984ScottRWilson.jpg

81-0760October61983RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

81-0758October41983RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

81-0758closeupScottRWilson-1.jpg

81-0758closeup2ScottRWIlson.jpg

Edited by Pete

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Moving on to F-15's. Starting with Bitburg:

80-0022ZaragozaABJun21984ScottRWils.jpg

80-0022ZaragozaABJune21984ScottRWil.jpg

80-0009RamsteinABApril131984ScottRW.jpg

79-0081RamsteinABSept21983ScottRWilson.jpg

79-0075RamsteinABOct61983ScottRWilson.jpg

"This F-15 had a midair with a German owned Beech Baron. The F-15 was on Zulu Alert, and was scrambled to intercept the Baron when the Beech got too close to the East German border. The weather was instrument conditions, and when the F-15 tried to get close enough to the Baron to get a positive ID and to warn the Baron pilot to turn around, the F-15 accidentally hit the Baron. Both aircraft made successful landings and amazingly no one was hurt. The F-15 recovered at Ramstein and sat in our maintenance hangar for almost a year before the depot was able to send a team to repair it. I took this photo after the jet was pulled out of the 526 TFS hangar and was about to be moved to the phase inspection hangar where they did the repairs. "

79-007353TFS36TFWRamsteinABSept181985ScottRWilson.jpg

79-0051SembachABJuly1981ScottRWilson.jpg

79-0010RamsteinSept21983ScottRWilson.jpg

Edited by Pete

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More Bitburg Eagles:

79-0009ZaragozaABMay1984ScottRWilson.jpg

79-0009closeupMay161984.jpg

80-0002525TFS36TFWZaragozaABJuly291983ScottRWilson.jpg

80-0006RamsteinABApril131984ScottRWilson.jpg

80-0012RamsteinABSep21983ScottRWilson.jpg

80-0016RamsteinABJune231984ScottRWilson.jpg

80-0023RamsteinABJune231984ScottRWilson.jpg

80-0022ZaragozaABJun21984ScottRWilson.jpg

Edited by Pete

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Moving on to Soesterberg F-15's:

79-002732TFSRamsteinABOct211983ScottRWilson.jpg

79-002432TFSRamsteinABAugust161983ScottRWilson.jpg

79-002332TFSRamsteinABAug191983ScottRWilson.jpg

79-001832TFSRamsteinABOct221983ScottRWilson.jpg

79-003232TFSRamsteinABJune221984ScottRWilson.jpg

81-0046RamsteinABAugust161983ScottRWilson.jpg

81-0046RamsteinABOct221983ScottRWilson.jpg

81-0065RamsteinABJune221984ScottRWilson.jpg

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Next up are a pair of F-111F's from Lakenheath:

73-0707494TFS48TFWPuffy14spareSepte.jpg

70-2405494TFS48TFWLujac24TripoliAir.jpg

A couple of A-10's from Bentwaters/Woodbridge

81-0983June221984RamsteinScottRWilson.jpg

81-0983RamsteinJune221984ScottRWilson.jpg

Two C-130's from Rhein-Main:

69-6582435TAW37TASSembachABJuly1981ScottRWilson.jpg

70-1260435TAW37TASJuly1981SembachABScottRWilson.jpg

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Alconbury aggressor F-5E's:

74-01569ZaragozaMay171984ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01568DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01563RamsteinSept241983ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01563DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01563DecimommannuMarch261984ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01556ZaragozaMay171984ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01556ZaragozaJuly291983ScottRWilson.jpg

"This one was taken with my camera by a WSO in the 526 TFS at Decimommanu EOR. I asked him to take my camera up to shoot some air-to-air for me. Unfortunately he wasn't able to get any useable photos while airborne, but he did get this nice shot"

74-01553EORatDecimommannu526TFSWSOJuly1984.jpg

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And finally the last batch. Enjoy these pics!

74-01532DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01553DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01549ZaragozaJuly291983ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01549RamsteinSeptember241983ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01547DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01545DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01544DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01543DecimommannuOctober241985ScottRWilson.jpg

74-01532RamsteinDecember31983ScottRWilson.jpg

Edited by Pete

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"This F-15 had a midair with a German owned Beech Baron. The F-15 was on Zulu Alert, and was scrambled to intercept the Baron when the Beech got too close to the East German border. The weather was instrument conditions, and when the F-15 tried to get close enough to the Baron to get a positive ID and to warn the Baron pilot to turn around, the F-15 accidentally hit the Baron. Both aircraft made successful landings and amazingly no one was hurt. The F-15 recovered at Ramstein and sat in our maintenance hangar for almost a year before the depot was able to send a team to repair it. I took this photo after the jet was pulled out of the 526 TFS hangar and was about to be moved to the phase inspection hangar where they did the repairs. "

79-007353TFS36TFWRamsteinABSept181985ScottRWilson.jpg

Here's some more shots I took of this airplane.

Note the damage under the radome:

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Damage to the intake area:

79-0073artintakeScottRWilson.jpg

Note the scraped paint inside the vertical fin:

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I took some other photos while I was walking around on top of this aircraft:

79-0073aARdoorScottRWilson.jpg

79-0073aheatexchangerScottRWilson.jpg

79-0073aspeedbrakeScottRWilson.jpg

Edited by Scott R Wilson

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Cool pics, Scott. Thanks for sharing!

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Those are some great photos! Thanks, from me, too, for sharing!

Larger variety of camo-variations on the F-4s than I expected...

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I just got a warning from Photobucket that I'm getting close to my bandwidth limit. If I reach the limit my photos will disappear until the 19th, so if you don't see them, check back then.

Scott W.

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Here's another great picture from Scott, an OV-10A from the 601st Tactical Control Wing based in Sembach, Germany.

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That particular plane was later sold to the Venezuelan Air Force (FAV)

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