Harvard PH-TBR as RNLAF "B-182" 17092008
North American AT-16-ND Harvard IIB c/n 14A-808 PH-TBR with historic Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) livery and pseudo military marking B-182. The Harvard, operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force Historical Flight (in Dutch: "Koninklijke Luchtmacht Historische Vlucht") 'was built by the Noorduyn Aviation Company in Canada in 1943. The Dutch Harvards turned out to be brilliant actors. For use in films PH-TBR has been disguised as a Fokker D-XXI and a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Other Harvards of the RNLAF Historic Flight have been disguised as Typhoons and Focke Wulf 190A. In 1983, before it got the civil registration PH-TBR, it went to the Dutch Military Aviation Museum near Soesterberg AB as a Fokker D-XXI, to be replaced later by a real D-XXI replica. In 1995 the aircraft was given a pesudo RAF-livery and the name "El Alamein", but in 2005 it was repainted in the Dutch Air Force colors in this picture. A photo of PH-TBR in RAF colors was posted to this AirSpace gallery on Friday, December 10 2010. Check this gallery regularly for more photos of PH-TBR.