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Royal International Air Tatoo 2005

By Gostar den Daas | July 2005
60 Years United Nations, Surveillance 05 and Nato Tigers Roar 05.

On 16 & 17 July the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the world's greatest military air show, was held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. This year themes included 60 years United Nations, Surveillance 05 and Nato Tigers Roar 05.

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We were present on the Saturday. Don't forget to check out all three pages using the links on the right-hand side of this page.


This year's static was even better than the airshow, with some unique visitors like the Greek TA-7, Romanian MiG21's and Polish Su-22. Especially Italia send a large delegation with a variety of aircraft.

156768, TA-7

6807, MiG-21

XZ499/003, Sea Harrier

XZ360/FN, Jaguar

81-0954/SP, OA-10

CE.15-01/15-70, EF-18

ZG753/HH, Tornado

ZE887/XI, Tornado

ZG756/BX, Tornado

ZA543/FF, Tornado

G-BVGH, Hunter

MM55033/1-02, TAV-8

267, PC-9

86-0099/EL, B-1

02-0314, C-130

10+22, A310

ZD949, Tristar

87-0043, C-5

2005, HC-130

73-1153/RA, CT-43

016, C295

C-168, CL-604

LJ-3, Lj35

G-BMRD, B757

21, Mi-8

MM81381/CC-20, AB412

MM81351/15-39, HH-3

MM81510/GF-222, AB412

S-181, Super Lynx

ZJ223, Apache

MM7224/1-19, AV-8

E-195, F-16

DHL was present on the static with two B757 freighters. Other static highlights includes several RAF tornado's with colorful painted celebration tails, a Italian Navy TAV-8, the brand new HC-130J of the USCG and a Lithuanian Mi-8.

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