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2017-11-20

AIR FORCE : BELGIUM

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Historical Data - Assets Summary
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AIRCRAFTS
Belgium AF NA Type QTY Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
























> H001>H083 AF - TR 83 AT6 Texan 1947 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1962 - - - - -    
> H101>H146 AF - TR 46 AT6 Texan 1947 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1962 - - - - -    
> H201>H224 AF - TR 24 AT6 Texan 1947 1962 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1962 - - - - -    
> ED01>ED43 AF - TR 43 G41T7 Meteor.T7 1949 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963 - - - -    
> V01>V65 AF - TR 65 SV4B Stampe 1948 1978 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1978
> FT01>FT38 AF - TR 38 T33A Silver.Star 1951 1979 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1979
> MT01>MT45 AF - TR 45 CM170.1 Magister 1960 >> - - - - 1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> >>    
> FC001>FC012 AF - TR 12 TF104G Starfighter 1965 1983 - - - - - - - - - 1965 >> >> >> 1983
                 
> FS01>FS21 AF - AT 21 F84E Thunderjet 1951 1957 >> 1957 - - - - - - - - - -    
> FZ001-FZ213 AF - AT 213 F84G Thunderjet 1952 1957 >> 1957 - - - - - - - - - -    
> FU001>FU197 AF - AT 197 F84F Thunderstreak 1955 1972 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1972
                 
> FTR1 AF - RF 1 RT33A Silver.Star 1952 1956 1956              
> FR01>FR34 AF - RF 34 RF84F Thunderflash 1955 1972 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1972
                 
> EF01>EF48 AF - FF 48 G41F4 Meteor.F4 1949 1957 >> 1957 - - - - - - - - - -    
> EN01>EN24 AF - FF 24 G41F11 Meteor.NF11 1952 1957 >> 1957 - - - - - - - - - -    
> ID001-ID064 AF - FF 64 H67F4 Hunter.F4 1956 1960 1956 >> >> >> 1960 - - - - - - -    
> ID101-ID148 AF - FF 48 H67F4 Hunter.F4 1956 1960 1956 >> >> >> 1960 - - - - - - -    
> IF100>IF144 AF - FF 144 H67F6 Hunter.F6 1957 1963 - 1957 >> >> >> >> >> 1963 >> >> >> >>    
> EG001>EG180 AF - FF 180 G41F8 Meteor.F8 1950 1963 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963 >> >> >> >>    
> EG201>EG260 AF - FF 60 G41F8 Meteor.F8 1950 1963 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1963 >> >> >> >>    
> AX01>AX53 AF - FF 53 CF100.5 Canuck 1957 1964 - 1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> 1964 >> >> >>    
> FX001>FX100 AF - FF 100 F104G Starfighter 1963 1983 - - - - - - - 1963 >> >> >> >> >> 1983
                 
> CP01>CP08 AF - TM 8 C119F Flying Boxcar 1952 1956 1956              
> K01>K41 AF - TM 41 C47B Skytrain 1946 1976 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1976
> KX1>KX2 AF - TM 2 C54A Skymaster 1950 1971 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1971
> CP09>CP46 AF - TM 38 C119G Flying Boxcar 1953 1973 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1973
> RM01>RM12 AF - TM 12 P66C51 Pembroke 1954 1976 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1976
> KY1>KY4 AF - TM 4 DC6 Liftmaster 1958 1976 - - 1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1976
                 
> D10>D22 AF - LL 12 DH104 Dove 1950 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              
> OT-CGG - - LL 1 DH114 Heron 1950 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              
> S41>S42 - - LL 2 HH19F Chickasaw 1950 1960 >> >> >> >> 1960              
> L001>L157 AA - LL 157 L18C Grasshopper 1952 1970 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1970
> A01>A81 AA - LL 42 SA313 Alouette.II 1959 2009 - - - 1959 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>    
> D01>D12 AA - LL 12 Do17J1 = 1960 1977 - - - - 1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1977
> B04>B15 AF - SAR 12 HSS1N Seabat 1961 1986 - - - - - 1961 >> >> >> >> >> >>    
       
 
WINGS  and  SQUADRONS
In broad terms, the Belgian Air Force is divided into Wings, Wings are divided into Squadrons and are usually associated with a specific air base.  Then, for a variety of reasons, Wings have been moved from one base to another and the below table is an attempt to reconcile this information in an simplified format.
 
Notes
Aircrafts.ID: some abbreviations may look unfamiliar G41xx = Gloster Meteor H67xx = Hawker Hunter
Units "//" the "//" double slash indicates the disbanding of a given unit
colors the various background colors in the table are there to catch the eye on aircraft change.  Two "color" are hower meaningful :
  fictional life extension of an aircraft type (and units)
[____] aircrafts on strength, but Wing/Squadron not yet operational
W05 ghost (paper) Wing never really formed and soon disbanded
W10 late mention of F84F highlights airframes back to flying status from  Wevelgem depot to supplement the F84G then in use
T33A/CM170 artificially regrouped at Brustem AFB, although this event only took place much later (1971)
 
Sources
The Belgian Air Force History Reference Site http://www.belgian-wings.be/index.htm
Air Base Florennes www.belgian-wings.be
Air Base Chievres International Museum http://www.mibac.be/EN/index.asp (with a special thanks for detailed input)
Air Base Bierset Friends Club http://www.whitebison.be/
Air Base Kleine-Brogel Museum http://kbam.be/e_vliegveld1.php
Air Bases NATO Reserve http://www.ronaldv.nl/abandoned/airfields/  and www.forgottenairfields.com
... and more http://www.wielingen1991.org/fr/les_liens/bel_air_force.htm
Wing Sq       QTY Mission Air Base 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
1 349 FAW Beauvechain G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 H67F4 H67F4 CF100 CF100 CF100 CF100 CF100 F104G F104G F104G F104G F104G
1 350 FAW Beauvechain G41F8 H67F4 H67F4 H67F4 H67F4 CF100 CF100 CF100 CF100 CF100 F104G F104G F104G F104G F104G
1 4 FF Beauvechain G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 //  
1 10 FAW Beauvechain G41F11 G41F11 G41F11 G41F11 G41F11 G41F11 //  
1 11 FAW Beauvechain G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 CF100 CF100 CF100 CF100 //            
     
2 1 1948 AT Florennes F84E F84E F84G F84G F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F
2 2 1948 AT Florennes F84G F84G F84G F84G F84G F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F
2 3 1948 AT Florennes F84G F84G F84G F84G F84G F84F F84F F84F F84F //  
     
7 7 1950 FF Chievres G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 H67F4 H67F4 H67F4 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 //      
7 8 1950 FF Chievres G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 H67F4 H67F4 H67F4 H67F4 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 //      
7 9 1950 FF Chievres G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 H67F4 H67F4 //  
     
9 22 1953 AT>FF Bierset --- F84E F84E F84E F84E H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 //  
9 26 1953 AT>FF Bierset --- --- --- G41F8 H67F4 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 //  
9 30 1953 AT>FF Bierset --- --- --- G41F8 H67F4 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 H67F6 //  
     
- 42 RF Wahn(D) RT33A RT33A RT33A RT33A RT33A  
- 42 1954 RF Wahn(D) RF84G RF84F RF84F  
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RF Brustem RF84F RF84F RF84F  
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RF Beauvechain RF84F RF84F RF84F  
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RF Bierset RF84F RF84F RF84F RF84F RF84F
     
- 7 1971 Brustem CM170 CM170 CM170 CM170 CM170 CM170 CM170 CM170
- 11 1971 Brustem T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A T33A
     
10 23 1951 AT Chievres Spit14  
10 23 AT Geilenkirchen (D.) F84G  
10 23 AT Weelde F84G  
10 23 AT Kleine Brogel F84E  
10 23 AT Kleine Brogel F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F
10 23 AT Kleine Brogel   F104G F104G F104G F104G
     
10 27 1951 AT Florennes Spit14  
10 27 AT Geilenkirchen (D.) F84G  
10 27 AT Weelde F84G  
10 27 AT Kleine Brogel F84E  
10 27 AT Kleine Brogel F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F  
     
10 31 1951 AT Beauvechain Spit14  
10 31 AT Geilenkirchen (D.) F84G  
10 31 AT Weelde F84G  
10 31 AT Kleine Brogel F84E  
10 31 AT Kleine Brogel F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F F84F
10 31 AT Kleine Brogel   F104G F104G F104G F104G
     
13 25 1953 Koksijde G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 //                
13 29 1953 Koksijde G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 //                
13 33 1953 Koksijde G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 G41F8 //  
     
5 24 FF Maldegem?? --- --- G41F8 G41F8 //  
5 28 FF Koksijde ??? --- --- --- --- ---  
5 32 FF Chievres?? --- --- --- --- ---  
     
?? 40 SAR Koksijde --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- HSS1 HSS1 HSS1 HSS1 HSS1 HSS1 HSS1 HSS1
     
15 20 TM Melsbroek C119F C119F C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G C119G
15 21 TM Melsbroek C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B C47B
15 21 TM Melsbroek DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4 DC4
15 21 TM Melsbroek DC6 DC6 DC6 DC6 DC6 DC6 DC6 DC6 DC6 DC6
15 21 TM Melsbroek Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr Pembr
   
  
AIR  FORCE  BASES
AIR BASES       ICAO Runway 1 Runway 2 Runway 3 Runway 4 Note AAC?
  Beauvechain AFB 5045'30"N 00446'05"E EBBE 04L/22R 307445m 04R/22L 245023 m   YES
  Bierset AFB 5038'14"N 00526'35"E EBLG 05L/23R 234045m 05R23L 328745m Liege YES
  Brustem AFB 5047'31"N 00512'06"E EBST 06L/24R 120050m 06R/24L   80045m 09/27 143520m 14/32 160050m Sint Truiden YES
  Chievres AFB 5034'32"N 00349'51"E EBCV 08/26 164250m   YES
  Florennes AFB 5014'35"N 00438'44"E EBFS 08L/26R 338545m 08R/26L 225023m   YES
  Goetsenhoven AFB 5046'54"N 00457'28"E EBTN 17/35   77945m 06/24   65530m grass ?... YES
  Kleine Brogel AFB 5110'05"N 00528'11"E EBBL 05L/23R 309645m 05R/23L 240033m   YES
  Koksijde AFB 5105'25"N 00239'10" EBFN 11/29 267850m 02/20   80030m   YES
  Melsbroek AFB 5054'05"N 00429'03"E EBMB 01/19 298750m 07L/25R 363845m 07R/25L 321145m   YES
RESERVE   NATO   ICAO Runway 1 Runway 2 Runway 3 Runway 4    
  Bertrix Reserve 4953'30"N 00513'26"E EBBX 06/24 240045m = Jehonville Possible
  Oostmalle Reserve 5115'52"N 00445'19"E EBZR 05L/23R 295045m 05L/23R 243022m   Possible
  Ursel Reserve 5108'38"N 00328'31"E EBUL 07R/25L 295045m 07L/25R 243022m   Possible
  St Hubert Reserve 5003'44"N 00544'08"E EBSU 07/25 260045m   Possible
  Weelde Reserve 5123'47"N 00458'01"E EBWE 07/25 298045m 05L/23R 243022m   Possible
  Zutendaal Reserve 5056'59"N 00535'36"E EBSL 06/24 298045m   Possible
AIRPORTS   - - - Runway 1 Runway 2 Runway 3 Runway 4 -  
  Deurne Airport 5111'22" 00427'37" EBAW 11/29 151045m Antwerpen YES
  Gosselies Airfield 5027'36" 00427'10" EBCI 07/25 255045m Charleroi YES
  Oostende Airport 5111'56" 00251'44" EBOS 08/26 320045m Oostende YES
  Zaventem Airport 5054'05" 00429'04" EBBR 01/19 298750m 07L/25R 363845m 07R/25L 321145m Brussels YES
  Discarded   - - - Runway 1 Runway 2 Runway 3 Runway 4 -  
  Beverloo AFB           Leopoldburg
  Maldegem Airfield            
  Knokke Airfield            
  Moorsele Airfield           Antwerpen
  Schaffen AFB            
  Westrem Airfiled           Gent