In northeast of Eindhoven in the Netherlands was hosted of one of the top and most challenging events this year, NATO Tiger Meet which is also one of the biggest air force exercises in Europe. Hosting unit was RNLAF 313 Squadron.
Like nearly every year also 2010 as much as possible squadrons of the NATO Tiger Community met to conduct one of the most challenging exercises for the crews as well as to extensively celebrate, keep up and build lifetime friendships and to remove national barriers.
The ” Safaripark” : many different aircraft types on the apron, some of them in the tiger look.
On 8 flying days 644 sorties with the more than 50 airplanes were flown. Among them all that’s good and expensive: F-16, Mirage 2000, JAS-39 and of course TORNADO. After some years without a full participation this was the first time that the Lechfeld Tigers participated again with a full “load” of 3 TORNADO ECR to plan, fly and debrief missions with many international participants.Massbrief: every morning the presence of all crews was checked and a timecheck conducted (besides many many other things)
According to their motto “Digital Tigers” the 321 Tigers had brought an jet with a special paint. Tigerjet TORNADO ECR 46+29 was covered with a digital-type motive and was given the nickname “lego bomber” by the spotters later. Read more about this tigerjet under the respective main menue item.
|participating Tiger Squadrons|
|313 SQN||12||F-16 MLU||RNLAF Volkel, Niederlande|
|31 SQN||8||F-16 MLU||BAF Kleine Brogel, Belgien|
|338 SQN||7||F-16 MLU||RNoAF Oerland, Norwegen|
|EC 1/12||5||Mirage 2000||FAF Cambrai, Frankreich|
|EC 5/330||2||Mirage 2000||FAF Mont de Marsan, Frankreich|
|AG 51″I”||3||Tornado||Luftwaffe, Schleswig, Deutschland|
|1./JaboG 32||3||Tornado||Luftwaffe, Lechfeld, Deutschland|
|192 SQN||3||F-16C||TuAF, Balikesir, Türkei|
|211 SQN||4||Gripen||CzAF, Caslav, Tschechische Republik|
|591 SQN||3||Gripen||HuAF, Keczkemet, Ungarn|
|DTS||3||Saab 105 OE||AAF, Hörsching, Österreich|
|21 Gruppo||2||AB-212||ITAF, Grazzanise, Italien|
|221 SQN||1||Mi-24||CzAF, Namest, Tschechische Republik|
|1 SQN||1||E-3A||NATO, Geilenkirchen, Deutschland|
|335 SQN||nofly||F-16||HAF, Araxos, Griechenland (nicht fliegend)|
|6 SQN||nofly||F-16||Polish Air Force, Poznan, Polen (nicht fliegend)|
|121 ARW||1||KC-135||US Ohio ANG, Rickenbaker AB, USA|
|100 ARW||1||KC-135||USAF, Mildenhall, Großbritannien|
|334 SQN||1||KDC-10||RNLAF, Eindhoven, Niederlande|
|301 SQN||4||Apache||RNLAF, Gilze-Rijen, Niederlande|
|300 SQN||2||Puma||RNLAF, Gilze-Rijen, Niederlande|