after a long storage at Torrejon this aircraft ended at a local bombing range.
During 1993 the wfu F-4Cs were a valuable source of spare parts for the active RF-4C fleet.
In 1993 Gr 43 operated a mix of old CL215s and newer CL215Ts.
In the Phantom storage were also some RF-4C's. Parts were used to keep the other ones airworthy.
In 1993 the F-4C fleet was being stripped of all usable parts for use on the active RF-4C.
The Spanish CL-215 were converted to CL-215T of sold on the civil market. UD.13-3 was sold as EC-GBP in 1996.
45 Grupo's VIP transport Boeing 707 is waiting on the flightline for another flight.
During the autumn and winter most water bombers are on their home base Torrojon. We saw about 10 of them during our visit.
This CL-215T used to fly with piston engines. During 1993 the upgrade program was well underway.