© Pete Webber 50218 C-141B 437MAW, Gütersloh (22.05.1989) Lockheed Starlifter waren keine häufigen, aber doch regelmäßigen Besucher auf der Basis. Die letzte Landung fand bereits im Mai 1989 zur Mai-Übung statt. Als Triebwerke des Transporters wurden vier Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7 mit je 8.927 kg Schub verwendet. Das Muster wurde schließlich durch die C-17A Globemaster III ersetzt.
The Airfield Gütersloh
Due to its close proximity to the inner-German border RAF Gütersloh (ICAO code EDUO, since 1994 ETUO) was one of the most active and most approached airbase of over 70 military airfields and heliports in Germany. A huge amount of visiting aircraft, several Gütersloh based aircraft types and the proximity to exercise and low-level flying areas, but also to potential enemy areas in the state of defence secured this position until the end of the Cold War. In the year 1986 for example, over 58.000 aircraft movements were counted, this is equivalent of 160 a day, including the weekends.
Spotting Group Gütersloh (SG ETUO)
The Spotting Group Gütersloh is an association of aviation enthusiasts who documented the activities at the Airfield Gütersloh since the 60s in general but also the mainly military movements. For further information, visit the section Spotting Group.
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