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Jagdbombergeschwader 33
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33
(Tactical Air Force Wing 33; abbreviated as: TaktLwG 33), formerly known as Jagdbombergeschwader 33 (Fighter-Bomber Wing 33; abbreviated as: JaBoG 33) is a fighter-bomber wing of the German Air Force
German Air Force
(Luftwaffe). The wing is based in west Germany
Germany
at Büchel Air Base. Its role are Air Interdiction, Offensive Counter Air and Close Air Support. The wing flies the Panavia Tornado IDS. The Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader rondle and patch display a top down view of the Tornado IDS. The unit was renamed on 1 October 2013 in the course of the restructuring of the German Air Force.[1] History[edit]F-104 StarfighterOn 13 November 1956 the Luftwaffe raised its first flying school at Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
under Major Walter Krupinski
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Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 73
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader (Tactical Air Force Wing) 73 "Steinhoff", formerly known as Jagdgeschwader 73 (Fighter Wing 73), is a fighter wing of the German Air Force. The wing is based in north-eastern Germany at Rostock-Laage Airport near Rostock. Its role includes general air defence as well as training for the Eurofighter Typhoon. On 1 October 2013, the unit was renamed in the course of adaptations to the new structure of the German Air Force.[1]Contents1 History 2 Gallery 3 Sources 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] On 1 April 1959 JG 73 was formed at the former RAF Ahlhorn, and Oldenburg, using Canadair Sabre aircraft. In 1964 Close Air Support was added to the role of tasks with fighter-bomber support for the German Army. Thus a change of aircraft to Fiat G.91 was conducted and the Wing was renamed to Jagdbombergeschwader 42 (Fighter Bomber Wing 42)
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Bundeswehr
The Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
(German: [ˈbʊndəsˌveːɐ̯] ( listen), Federal Defence) is the unified armed forces of Germany
Germany
and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The States of Germany
Germany
are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the German Constitution states that matters of defense fall into the sole responsibility of the federal government.[4] The Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
is divided into a military part (armed forces or Streitkräfte) and a civil part with the armed forces administration (Wehrverwaltung)
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Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51
"Immelmann" (Tactical Air Force Wing 51 "Immelmann"), formerly known as Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 ( Reconnaissance
Reconnaissance
Wing), is a tactical reconnaissance wing of the German Air Force. The Wing is named after World War I
World War I
German flying ace Max Immelmann. The wing operates 25 Panavia Tornado
Panavia Tornado
aircraft in the tactical reconnaissance role and has two reconnaissance ground stations that can be deployed on overseas operations. The Tornado aircraft are equipped with reconnaissance sensors which are carried in a pod mounted under the fuselage
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Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1
Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1
Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1
(Air Defence Missile Wing 1) or (FlaRakG 1) "Schleswig-Holstein" is a unit of the German Air Force
German Air Force
based in Stadum
Stadum
and Husum, Northern Germany. The wing is equipped with the Patriot air defense missile system.Contents1 History 2 Tasks 3 Structure 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The unit was established in 1959 as Air Defense Regiment 3 in Essen and was equipped with Bofors 40 mm
Bofors 40 mm
guns. The same year the unit transferred to Bocholt. In 1960, the unit transferred to Osnabrück. In 1965 the MIM-23 Hawk
MIM-23 Hawk
air defense missile system was introduced and the unit was renamed Air Defense Missile Regiment 3 "Krummenort" and moved to near Rendsburg. In 1967, the unit transferred to Heide
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Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31 "Boelcke" (Tactical Air Force Wing 31; abbreviated as TaktLwG 31 "B"), formerly known as Jagdbombergeschwader 31 (Fighter-Bomber Wing 31; abbreviated as: JaBoG 31), is a fighter-bomber wing of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). The wing is based in west Germany at Nörvenich Air Base. Its role are Air Interdiction, Offensive Counter Air and Close Air Support. The wing flies the Eurofighter Typhoon. On 1 October 2013, the renamed unit also became the parent unit of the newly established Tactical Air Force Group "Richthofen".[1]Contents1 History 2 Accidents 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The wing was raised during 1957 on Büchel Air Base as Nörvenich Air Base had not been readied yet. On 1 October 1957 the 1st Squadron was officially activated making it the oldest squadron still in service with the German Air Force. During January 1958 the wing began its move to Nörvenich and on 20 June 1958 the wing was officially activated there
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Jagdbombergeschwader 32
Jagdbombergeschwader 32 (Fighter-Bomber Wing 32; abbreviated as: JaBoG 32) was a fighter-bomber wing of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). The wing was based in the south of Germany at Lechfeld Airbase and flew Tornado IDS and Tornado ECR planes in the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses role. History[edit]F-104 StarfighterTornado ECRThe wing was raised during 1957 on Lechfeld Air Base was officially activated on 22 July 1958. Initially equipped with Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighters, the wing began to receive Lockheed F-104 Starfighters during 1965 and the last Thunderstreak left Lechfeld Air Base on 13 July 1966. In 1984 the wing began its conversion to Panavia Tornado IDS strike fighters
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Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 "Richthofen"
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 "Richthofen", formerly known as Jagdgeschwader 71 (JG 71) Richthofen is a Fighter wing of the German Air Force. JG 71 was West Germany's first operational jet fighter unit. On 29 June 2013 the last F-4F Phantom fighter flew for the last time, before the type was taken out of service. The wing is now equipped with Eurofighter Typhoon. Due to restructuring of the German Air Force, JG 71 was temporally transferred into the newly established Tactical Group "Richthofen" on 1 October 2013. Its parent unit was now Tactical Wing 31 in Nörvenich.[1] On 5 July 2016 the restructuring was reverted and the fighter group again upgraded to a fighter wing.[2]Contents1 History 2 Notes 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit]German Air Force JG 71 "Richthofen" Canadair Sabre at the Luftwaffenmuseum
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Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 74
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 74
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 74
(74th Tactical Air Force Wing), formerly known as Jagdgeschwader 74 (JG 74) (74th Fighter Wing), is an aviation unit of the German Air Force, based on Neuburg Air Base
Neuburg Air Base
in Bavaria
Bavaria
since 1961. On 1 October 2013, the unit was renamed in the course of adaptations to the new structure of the German Air Force.[1] JG 74 provides air defence duties for southern Germany. The wing operates two squadrons of Eurofighter Typhoons, the Falken (Falcons) squadron and the Viva Zapata squadron.Contents1 History 2 Mölders 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] JG 74 was activated as the last West German fighter wing on 5 May 1961. It was equipped with the F-86K Sabre interceptor and first based at Leipheim
Leipheim
in 1960 as JG 75
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B61 Nuclear Bomb
The B61 nuclear bomb
B61 nuclear bomb
is the primary thermonuclear gravity bomb in the United States Enduring Stockpile
Enduring Stockpile
following the end of the Cold War. It is a low to intermediate-yield strategic and tactical nuclear weapon featuring a two-stage radiation implosion design.[1] The B61 is of the variable yield ("dial a yield") design with a yield of 0.3 to 340 kilotons in its various mods. It has a streamlined casing capable of withstanding supersonic flight speeds. The weapon is 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m) long, with a diameter of about 13 inches (33 cm)
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Air Transport Wing 62
Air Transport Wing 62
Air Transport Wing 62
(German: Lufttransportgeschwader 62) is a wing of the German Air Force
German Air Force
(Luftwaffe). The wing was founded in 1959 and is currently based at Wunstorf Air Base
Wunstorf Air Base
in Lower-Saxony, Germany operating Airbus A400M
Airbus A400M
fixed-wing aircraft
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Air Transport Wing 63
Air Transport Wing 63
Air Transport Wing 63
(German: Lufttransportgeschwader 63) is a wing of the German Air Force
German Air Force
(Luftwaffe). The wing was founded in 1957 and is currently based at Hohn Air Base
Hohn Air Base
in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany operating Transall C-160
Transall C-160
fixed-wing aircraft.Contents1 Commanding officers 2 References 3 Further reading 4 External linksCommanding officers[edit]Oberstleutnant Wilhelm Batz, 15 December 1961 – 31 January 1964 Oberst Horst Rudat, 1 February 1964 – 31 March 1971 Oberst Dr
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Helicopter Wing 64
Helicopter
Helicopter
Wing 64 (German: Hubschraubergeschwader 64) is a wing of the German Air Force
German Air Force
(Luftwaffe). Formed in 2010, its headquarters was originally based at Holzdorf Air Base
Holzdorf Air Base
in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, but relocated to Laupheim Air Base
Laupheim Air Base
on 1 January 2013
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German Air Force Regiment
The German Air Force
German Air Force
Regiment (German: Objektschutzregiment der Luftwaffe (short: ObjSRgtLw) "Friesland") is a ground based regiment sized branch of the German Air Force
German Air Force
(Luftwaffe) with main locations in Deepholz and Schortens. However, in the future this regiment will be located on Jever Air Base.[1]Contents1 Organisation and current role 2 Structure 3 History3.1 Restructuring4 History of the honorary name 5 Notes 6 External linksOrganisation and current role[edit] The purpose of the regiment is ground based defence of air force bases and installations, as well as capturing and securing enemy air installations. It is divided into three battalions (Objektschutzbataillone)
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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