Older aircraft visiting or temporarily working from the NATO base at Keflavik

Updated February 27, 2002

F-4, EC-121, EB-57, F-106, C-118, E-3, E-2, Shackleton, KC-97, HH-3


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Triple MIG killer F-4C 64-660 landing on runway 11 on April 12, 1984.  The New York ANG augmented the 57th for two weeks while half the squadron went to the US.

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Lockheed EC-121T, 548 taken on August 10, 1976 on approach to runway 02.

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Lockheed EC-121T, 024 taxying in from runway 29 on March 8, 1978.

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Lockheed EC-121T, 307 taxying in on the south taxiway, past the VP hangar on June 7, 1978.

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Lockheed EC-121T, the last to leave Keflavik, makes its last take-off run from Iceland on runway 02, on October 4, 1978.  It was adorned with the Black Knights markings on the fin, and the letters TWA on its left fuselage.

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Lockheed EC-121T, 50122, leaves Keflavik for the last time on October 4, 1978.  This marked the end of the long stint on duty for various marks of the Super Constellation early warning aircraft from NAS Keflavik.   Starting with WV-2s on Barrier Atlantic patrols in the fifties and sixties, the last one out was escorted by two 57th FIS F-4Es.

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An Martin EB-57E Canberra from the 17th DSES of the Vermont ANG Green Mountain Boys landing on runway 02 on March 13, 1979. It was working with the 57th FIS at the time in the role of targets.

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The Convair F-106A Delta Dart served as an augmentation force for a few weeks in 1978 when the 57th FIS was converting to the F-4E. Four Aircraft from the 87th FIS were stationed at Keflavik then. Here one of them is making a low approach to runway 02 on May 1, 1978.

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The Douglas C-118B was the station aircraft for NAS Keflavik for a long time and at least four different aircraft served in this role before being replaced by the current Lockheep UP-3A Orion. Here 131592 is taking off from runway 29 on June 6, 1979.

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Boeing E-3A flying over the snow covered mountains of southern Iceland during a photo mission on May 3, 1979. The photograph was taken from F-4E, 66-323 in an inverted position above the E-3A.

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When the E-3s were pulled out to Saudi Arabia in 1981, the E-2s were called in to fill the gap. Here is an E-2B starting up on the ramp on January 29, 1981.

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An Avro Shackleton AEW.2 of 8 SQN Royal Air Force after taking off from runway 11 in 1981. Shackletons often exercised with the 57th FIS and shared ramp space with the EC-121Ts and later E-3As.

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A KC-97L of the Wisconsin Air National Guard starting its take off run on runway 02 on June 30, 1977. The KC-97 tankers never operated from Keflavik to my knowlegde, but often made stopovers there.

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An HH-3E during an air display at Reykjavík Airport.

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HH-3E during routine practice at NAS Keflavik on June 8, 1978.

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