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Spiros Pendedekas
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Historic Planes of the Hellenic Air Force

January 3, 2021 · in Photo Collections · · 19 · 1.9K
This article is part of a series:
  1. Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit
  2. Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit -Part 2
  3. Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit – Part 3
  4. Hellenic Air Force Museum – A quick visit – Part4: Misc gems and a surprise!
  5. Historic Planes of the Hellenic Air Force

Hi everyone!

Here are some pics of bird types that are not operational any more. These birds reside in the 114CW, so, understandably, most of them are types that once were operational in the Base.

Keeping these planes in good condition is solely effort of the Base personnel, on top of their operational duties...

They are annually exhibited during the week of 8th November, which is the Hellenic Air Force Day.

I had published this article sometime in the past, but the bugging monster accidentally erased it...

Not to worry! I retook the pics and republish it (do I seek every opportunity to get close to them lovely beauties? Oh yes!)

As usual, I will not bore you with my text, but, should you wish any info, please tell me!

Happy modeling and Happy New Year!

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19 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Spiros. It’s nice to see them so well maintained.

  2. Great set of images Spiros thanks for sharing.

  3. Great pics showing very natural weathering! Thanks for posting buddy!

  4. Amazing how many different types you guys flew. Some overlapping And competing models it looks like. The procurement and awarding of contracts must have been complicated at best.
    Very nice to see that efforts are made to preserve these Historic artefacts of Flight.
    Thank you Spiros for showing this.

  5. Very nice images, Spiros. @fiveten
    As Bernard said, the Greek air force used various interesting types of aircraft.
    Unfortunately in the Netherlands we did not have so much different types.
    These pictures were taken during your visit yesterday with your sons?

    • Thanks, my friend @johnb!

      As amazing it is, modelingwise, to operate many different types, it is a logistics nightmare...and a very expensive one!

      Those pics were taken a few days ago, at another visit (also with my sons, of course!)

      During yesterday's visit I took many detail "walkaround style" pics of that C-47 and two Mirage F1s.

      The amount of little stuff found at this highly cutsomized last HAF flying C-47 is simply unbelievable. I plan to publish those walkarounds here, so any body interested could use them as reference; I also plan to build a C-47 like that one, but with less worn camo, as she used to look when she was flying!

  6. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Just sitting having breakfast and did the whole tour! What a place! I have to admit I have a very soft spot for that Mirage! The sort of thing you might build, Spiros?

    Thanks for sharing - a really fantastic set of photos - a brilliant history lesson!

  8. Great pic's Spiros, do you have one of the C130 tail ?

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