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    Default Re: Caslav, Czech Republic

    Sniff! Caslav has its own railway spur?

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    Czech Republic, great place to go. Went to a place called Namest a few years ago, one of the things noticed was that when the Russians and WarPac members built their HAS, they based them on the aircraft prevalent at the time. When the Mig-29 and Su-24 and 27 came into service, they were too big to get into the shelters. NATO HAS, 3rd generation ones anyway, were built with aircraft size in mind. Looking at the early ones though, easy for F-104s, bit of a squeeze for a Tornado or Typhoon though!!!

    Caslav and Pardubice amongst others are former Luftwaffe bases from WW2, and when I saw them still had, what appeared to me, remnants of that architecture, as did Brno and another place I drove past whose name escapes me at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestfan2 View Post
    Caslav and Pardubice amongst others are former Luftwaffe bases from WW2, and when I saw them still had, what appeared to me, remnants of that architecture, as did Brno and another place I drove past whose name escapes me at the moment.
    Hradec Kralove perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Sniff! Caslav has its own railway spur?
    There is a spur from Caslav station which is just over a mile away from the base as the crow flies and it runs the length of the base. A spur leads from this spur to the fuel depot. The passenger platform appears to be fairly new and is probably only open to the public on open days such as yesterday when special trains were run. I don't know if there is a passenger service for workers at the base.

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    Hi Tam! Great to see you on the forum. Excellent photos - love the Control Tower photo

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    Default Re: The Start Of The Airshow Season , Halfpenny Green this weekend

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    Bugger!!!! The CZAF Gripen has cancelled it's appearance at Waddo!!!! I was looking forward to that!!!
    Maybe there's one in this lot? Would be great if anyone can ID these. You can guess I know nowt about planes. I left my own camera at home by accident and bought a used camera an hour before the show and didn't quite master it in time to take any airbound shots.

















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    Default Re: The Start Of The Airshow Season , Halfpenny Green this weekend

    Some more from Caslav.










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    Default Re: The Start Of The Airshow Season , Halfpenny Green this weekend

    Tam, thy are some brilliant photos, great to see something different. Love the colour schemes on the Grippen (First photo) and the F-16 (the one after the Grippen). Great stuff.

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    Default Re: The Start Of The Airshow Season , Halfpenny Green this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    Tam, thy are some brilliant photos, great to see something different. Love the colour schemes on the Grippen (First photo) and the F-16 (the one after the Grippen). Great stuff.
    Thanks REF - it even had a fluffy tiger-striped seat cover (no fluffy dice though).

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    Default Re: Caslav, Czech Republic

    Some more photos from Caslav yesterday.

    caslav5.jpg caslav1.jpg caslav2.jpg caslav3.jpg caslav4.jpg

    I have some others, telephoto shots of bunkers, hangers etc which I will post if there is a demand.

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