Only for He-111´s lovers.....

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    Very cool Gekho!!!!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    I remember lying on a beach between Barcelona and Valencia sometime in the '70s when five of these CASAs came low over the coast.
    Amazing site. Never realised they had so many.
     
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    IMHO, the He-111 is certainly an ugly duckling. However, very nice pics you posted. Thanks
     
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    Something wrong with a picture that has an He111 and a Phantom in the same shot....

    Great pics...
     
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    I find the 111 a pleasant enough looking machine.

    When was the Phantom picture taken? Was the 111 operational then?

    Did the Spanish operate F4s and He 111s???:shock:At the same time????
     
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    Nice pics

    I'm guessing it was an airshow of some type.
     
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    Phantom looks to be in USAAF markings so must of been at an airshow...

    Nice shots!
     
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    Can't imagine how it would be like to see in person a group flight of He-111's over 30 years after the end of war. That must have been some experience.
     
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    #15 FlexiBull, Dec 3, 2010
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    Imalko - to say the least it was a little spooky.

    I think we were staying at Castellon near Taragona, I guess there must have been a Spanish Airforce base nearby. I was aware of their existence as they were used in the Guy Hamilton film "BoB". I guess it must have been about 1974.

    Ahh......................That's the trouble with nostalgia - it just ain't what it used to be!

    Great images by the way and what is interesting is the retention of splinter camouflage on some of those images, I wonder if they were taken around the time of the filming or did the Spanish use the same scheme?
     
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    It's possible that some were left in the BoB movie scheme, which looks rather worn in the pics. They wore a number of schemes over the years, with the camouflage, as far as I know, being mainly a 'sand' and green pattern, with others in the 'silver' and blue. They were used for training and para-training I believe, and there is one at Duxford, UK, at the moment, little advanced (externally) than it was about 9 years ago, still in the 'sand' scheme.
     
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    Torrejon AB, Madrid, October 1976. The Spanish blocked the runway with a couple of these to prevent a couple USAF KC-135A tankers from taking off. I was a crew chief on one of the tankers. I didn't mind at all. First time I ever saw the HE-111 with it's engines on up-side down.
     
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    Nice pics!
     
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