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DHC-1 Chipmunk (G-AOJR)
Belgium
September 13, 2013
For this photo shoot of De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (G-AOJR) piloted by Gerard Caubergs I was in a Dornier Do-27.
DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (G-AOJR) - Canon 5D Mk.III + Canon f2.8L IS 70-200mm (70mm) f.9 1/125
Left to right: DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (G-AOJR)
DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (G-AOJR) - Canon 5D Mk.III + Canon f2.8L IS 70-200mm (102mm) f.11 1/100
 
Interestingly if you look below on the ground there are three wrecked aicraft. Further research reveals they are Republic F-84F Thunderstreaks (FU-63 marked 'BA-56', FU-183 marked 'BA-06' and FU-181) of the Belgian Air Force which had been withdrawn from service in the mid 1960s. They were positioned here on the PAMPA firing range at Helchteren in 1980 to be used as air-to-ground targets.