Gatekeeper Dutch Northrop NF-5A "K-3066" left view 16062011
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Northrop NF-5A Freedom Fighter c/n 6208 with Royal Netherlands Air Force pseudo registration "K-3066" and the logo of 314 squadron on the tail is one of three gatekeepers at the entrance of Gilze-Rijen Air Base in The Netherlands. In fact it is the former RNLAF NF-5A with tailnumber K-3003. But as K-3003 never had Gilze-Rijen as its home base, it was decided to paint the aircraft to resemble K-3066 that did serve with 314 squadron from Gilze-Rijen. The real K-3066 was sold to the Turkish Air Force in 1990 and became part of the Turk Yildizlari (Turkish Stars) aerobatic team. The aircraft was photographed on 16 June 2011.
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