Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET KENO Erding AB (West Germany) 12 APRIL - 25 APRIL 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
363 TRW/18 TRS
(
Shaw AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) JO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0937(rd) 66-0395(wh) 66-0415(bl) 66-0417(wh) 66-0419(bl) 66-0427(bl) 66-0461(rd) 67-0428(rd) 67-0461(bl) 67-0462(rd)
stagger 68-0579(wh) 68-0580(wh) 68-0582(wh) 69-0382(bl) 71-0249(rd) 71-0251(rd)[1] 72-0156(rd) 72-0147(bl/wh)[2]
Further Info
Officially attached to 36 TFW/USAFE 12 - 28 April.
Used Jaggy 11-16, 21-26, 31-36 Callsigns on arrival at Erding. Only 2 RF-4Cs (unknown serials) got away to RAF Alconbury on the 25 April (Callsigns Irene 13/14), the rest following the next day as Irene 01-16. All departed bound for Shaw AFB on 29 April as Zola 11-16, 21-26, 31-36
[1] Zapped during deployment with Tiger head on Intake. [2] Zapped with blue/white Bavarian check design on the fin and lion on intake
 
ffffffffffffffffff RF-4C 72-0147, seen here on 21 April, showing the blue/white 'Bavarian' checked tail but before the 'Tiger' head
fffffffffffffffffffffffwas added to the intake. © Unknown/Via Alec Molton/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED (Dawn Patrol) RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 13 APRIL - ca. 29 MAY 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
24 AD/17 DSES
(
Malmstrom AFB, Air Defense Command)
EB-57E (5) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 55-4278 55-4280 55-4287 55-4290 55-4292
Further Info
Departed to NAS Sigonella, Spain in early May (with 81 TFW F-4D's) for Exercise DAWN PATROL. They returned to Bentwaters before departing to CONUS (possibly 29 May??)
 
ffffffffffffffffff Still carrying Bicentennial markings is EB-57E 55-4278, one of five deployed by the 17th Defense Systems fffffffffffffffffffffffEvaluation Squadron (DSES) to RAF Bentwaters. © Unknown/Via Bernard Lestrad/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED RAF Mildenhall* (United Kingdom) ca. 27 MAY 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
AFFTC/6152 TS or General Dynamics?
(
Edwards AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
YF-16A (1) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-1568
Further Info
* For Mildenhall Air Fete 77. Noted on 29 May. Then to Paris Airshow June (Also present at Mildenhall and Paris was A-10A 75-0293/DM 355 TFW)
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET WHIST Ingolstadt - Manching (West Germany) 13 MAY - 27 MAY 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
112 TFG/146 TFS
(
Greater Pittsburgh IAP, Pennsylvania ANG)
A-7D (8) - (black/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 70-0929 70-1017 70-1049 71-0296 71-0334 71-0377 73-1002 74-1745
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
121 TFW /166 TFS
(
Rickenbacker ANGB, Ohio ANG)
A-7D (10) OH (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0347 71-0368 72-0180 72-0186 72-0211 72-0244 72-0247 73-0999 73-1000(bl/rd/yl) 73-0008
Further Info
8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118 provided command post duties on their return to CONUS.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SHUFFLE Jever AB (West Germany) 17 MAY - 7 JUNE 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
347 TFW/68 TFS
(Moody AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (18) MY (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-7206(rd) 69-7208(bk) 69-7216(bl) 69-7219(rd) 69-7220(rd)[1] 69-7232(bl)[2] 69-7236(bk) 69-0241(bk) 69-0250(bk)
stagger 69-7256(bl) 69-7257(rd) 69-7262(bl) 69-7268(rd) 69-0279(bk) 69-7298(rd) 69-7571(bl)[2] 69-7574(bl) 69-7588(bk)
Further Info
One source quotes 12 May as arrival date?
[1] This aircraft reported to have had all USAF "stars & bars"marks replaced by GAF crosses and WS-10 badges on intakes!
[2] En route home to Moody AFB, diverted to RAF Bentwaters 7 June. Relocated to RAF Alconbury on 13 June and eventually departed to CONUS on 15 June
 
ffffffffffffffffff Returning to Jever AB, West Germany after another mission on 25 May is F-4E 69-7232 from the 68 TFS
ffffffFFFFFFFFFF © Unknown/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '77 Aviano AB (Italy) 25 MAY - 9 JUNE 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/91 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0432(wh) 67-0434(wh) 67-0435(wh) 67-0440(yl with rd stars) 67-0442(rd) 67-0444(wh) 67-0454(rd) 68-0574(rd) 68-0583(wh)[1] 68-0589(wh)
stagger 68-0591(rd) 69-0376(rd with bl stars)[1] 69-0379(wh) 69-0381(wh) 69-0383(wh) 71-0250(rd) 71-0253(rd with wh targets) 72-0150(wh)
Further Info
Arrived at Aviano using Berg 51-56,61-66,71-76 Callsigns. The deployment made a stopover/diversion to RAF Alconbury on 9 June as Alite 51-56, 61-66, 71-75, 81.
They departed to Bergstrom 10 June as Cloy 51-56,61-66,71-76.
[1] Departed on 17 June to Bergstrom.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET DRUM (Oksboel '77) Nordholz AB (West Germany) 9 AUGUST - 24 AUGUST 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW/421 TFS
(
Hill AFB AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (18) HL (blue/yellow/red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0583 65-0595 65-0609 65-0612 65-0648[2] 65-0659[3] 65-0680
stagger 65-0777 65-0786 65-0791[3]65-0795 65-0796 65-0797 66-0228 65-0660[1][2] 65-0677[1]
Further Info

Officially attached to 50 TFW/USAFE 9 - 23 August. Command Post for the deployment to Nordholz was 8 TDCS EC-135K 52-3536 which arrived at Upper Heyford on the 9 August.
[1] Diverted to RAF Bentwaters 9 August en route to Nordholz direct from Hill AFB. 65-0677 went to Nordholz 10 August. 65-0660 departed date unknown.
[2] Diverted to RAF Alconbury 24 August, departed to CONUS 4 September.
[3] Diverted to RAF Upper Heyford on 9 August. 65-0659 noted departing to CONUS 15 September, followed by 65-0791 on 4 November (from Alconbury?)

 
ffffffffffffffffff 388 TFW F-4D 65-0797 getting ready to depart on a mission during 'Oksboel 77' an air defence exercise that
fffffffffffffffffffffffsimulated an invasion of Denmark. © Peter Doll/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CLUB (Oksboel '77) Karup AB (Denmark) 12 AUGUST - 30 AUGUST 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
35 TFW/562 TFS
(
George AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-105G (6) GA (green - unless noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 62-4438 62-4439 62-4440 63-8292 63-8303 63-8307 63-8316(yl) 63-8320(yl) 63-8334(yl) 63-8345(yl)
stagger  63-8363(yl) 62-4423(rd) 62-4428(rd) 63-8274(rd) 63-8278(rd) 63-8300(rd) 63-8305(rd) 63-8332(rd)
Further Info
Officially attached to 52 TFW/USAFE 12 - 30 August. 14 arrived at Karup using Kaput 11-16,21-26,31-32 Callsigns with the 4 stragglers (serials not known) arriving on 17 August as Retro 55-58.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED (Oksboel '77) Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 12 AUGUST - 10 OCTOBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
24 AD/17 DSES
(
Malmstrom AFB, Air Defense Command)
EB-57E (5) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 55-4241 55-4280 55-4287 55-4290 55-4278
Further Info
Arrived & departed via NAS Keflavik.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET POKER Nörvenich AB (West Germany) 14 AUGUST - 27 AUGUST 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
301 TFW/457 TFS
(
Carswell AFB, Air Force Reserve Command)
F-105D/F (14) TH (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-105D 60-0458 60-0464 60-0465 60-0471 60-0490 60-0493 60-0500 60-0513 60-0533 61-0044 61-0075 61-0080 61-0100 F-105F 63-8261
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
301 TFW (507 TFG)/465 TFS
(
Tinker AFB, Air Force Reserve Command)
F-105D/F (4) SH (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-105D 61-0061 61-0115 61-0152 F-105F 63-8365
Further Info

The AFRES F-105s arrived as Cutch 11-16, 21-26, 31-36 from Seymour-Johnson AFB & departed using Task 11-16, 21-26, 31-36. 2 F-105s (unknown serials) failed to get away and these eventually departed 7 September as Retro 49/50.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Getting ready to depart Nörvenich are 465 TFS assigned F-105D 61-0115 & F-105F 63-8365. The majority of fffffffFFFfffffffffffthe deployment was made up of 'Thunderstick II' F-105D's from the 457 TFS based at Carswell AFB, Texas.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Ramstein AB (West Germany) 22 AUGUST - 22 SEPTEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (24) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0586(rd)[1] 65-0596(bl) 65-0768(bl)[1] 65-0790(rd)[2] 66-0226(bl) 66-0254(rd) 66-0259(bl)[1] 66-0266(bl)[1] 66-0270(rd)[1] 66-0276(yl)
stagger 66-7457(bl)[1] 66-7470(yl) 66-7488(bl)[1] 66-7506(bl) 66-7536(rd) 66-7577(yl) 66-7617(yl) 66-7626(bl) 66-7648(bl) 66-7650(bl)
stagger 66-7701(bl)[1] 66-7706(yl) 66-7742(bl)[1] 66-7772(yl)
Further Info

Officially attached to 86 TFW/USAFE 22 August– 22 September.
[1] Noted departing 10 October. [2] 65-0790 was damaged by fire on 13 September. It was sent to CASA Getafe for repair on 2 February 1978 and was there until 21 February 1980, when it was sent to the 56th TFW at Macdill.

 
ffffffffffffffffff 49 TFW F-4D 66-7626 heading for the runway and then home to Holloman AFB on 22 September The 49 TFW
fffffffffffffffffffffffwas the first "dual-based" NATO-committed wing, which was subject to immediate return to Europe if and
fffffffffffffffffffffffwhen needed. © Unknown/Via Michael Beier/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP* RAF Lakenheath (United Kingdom) 22 AUGUST - 24 AUGUST 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (4) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0629(yl) 66-7674(bl) 66-7687(yl) 66-7745(bl)
Further Info
* AIRSPARES for the Ramstein CRESTED CAP. Some of these also returned to CONUS on 23 August.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BANTAM Sembach AB (West Germany) 22 AUGUST - 8 SEPTEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
355 TFW
(
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (6) DM (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 75-0281 75-0286 75-0289[3] 75-0285 [1] 75-0287[2] 75-0290[2]
Further Info

Deployment to test the A-10A's capabilities in the European theatre (No Squadron identified). Only 3 A-10A's arrived on 22 August (From Plattsburgh AFB) 3 diverted to Keflavik with technical problems. 5 aircraft departed for home (via Keflavik) 8 September.
[1] Spare aircraft arrived 24 August direct from Plattsburgh AFB. [2] Arrived unknown date, presumed to be the two from Keflavik (Third one assumed to have returned CONUS). Forced to divert to RAF Bentwaters en route to CONUS 8 September, departed 9 September [3] Departed for CONUS 20 August.

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-10A 77-0287 photographed at Sembach AB during 'Coronet Bantam' a European trial of the A-10A and AGM-65
fffffffffffffffffffffffMaverick missile. © Unknown/Via Henk Scharringa/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET TRUMP (Cold Fire) Lahr AB (West Germany) 2 SEPTEMBER - 24 SEPTEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/335 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (18) SJ (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0247 71-1079 71-1092 72-0139 72-1477 72-1479 72-1484 72-1485 72-1490
stagger 73-1165 73-1167 73-1173 73-1174 73-1175 73-1177 73-1183 73-1192 73-1196
Further Info
 
 
ffffffffffffffffff A sunny September day at Lahr AB finds 73-1167, an F-4E assigned to the 4 TFW being prepared for a mission
fffffffffffffffffffffffduring the 335 TFS's 'Coronet Trump' deployment to West Germany. The 4 TFW found themselves back in
ffffffffffffffffffffffGermany a year later for the annual 'Crested Cap' exercise.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Alec Molton/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ANTE (Cold Fire) Gilze-Rijen AB (Netherlands) 6 SEPTEMBER - 26 SEPTEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
140 TFW/120 TFS
(
Buckley ANGB, Colorado ANG)
A-7D (9) - (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 70-0970 70-0986 71-0341 72-0170 72-0196 72-0243 72-0248 73-0992 73-0996
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
150 TFG /188 TFS
(
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico ANG)
A-7D (9) - ("New Mexico" in yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0301 71-0302 71-0359 72-0202 72-0224 72-0228 72-0237 72-0245 72-0263
Further Info
Arrived via Rickenbacker ANGB.
 
ffffffffffffffffff Taxi-ing out for a mission during 'Coronet Ante' - the first USAF or National Guard deployment to a Dutch-owned
fffffffffffFFFffffffand operated base - is 188 TFS, New Mexico ANG A-7D 71-0301.
ffffffFFFfffffffffff© Hindrik Koerts/Via Hindrik Koerts/Peter Greengrass Collection
 
ffffffffffffffffff Also deployed was the 120 TFS from Buckley, Colorado. Here A-7D 73-0996 heads for the runway at Gilze.
fffffffffffffffffffff © Hindrik Koerts/Via Hindrik Koerts/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
Trial 'QUICK STRIKE' Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 6 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
TAWC/4485 TS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (2) ED (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0455(bk/wh) 69-0378(rd/wh)[1]
Further Info
Equipped with 'Pave Tack' pods the aircraft were on exercise with the CRESTED CAP F-4s.
[1]
No tailcode carried. Tail stripe, white with red diamonds was 3247 TS/3246 TW. Presumably aircraft was newly assigned.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET FLUSH (Cold Fire) CFB Baden - Söllingen (West Germany) 8 SEPTEMBER - 29 SEPTEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/12 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0436(rd) 67-0440(wh) 67-0442(rd) 67-0444(wh) 67-0450(rd) 67-0452(rd) 68-0583(wh) 68-0587(rd) 68-0590(wh)
stagger 68-0591(rd) 69-0356(rd) 69-0379(wh) 69-0383(wh) 69-0384(wh) 71-0250(wh) 72-0150(rd) 69-0357(wh)[1] 69-0359[1][2]
Further Info

Arrival Callsigns were Cab 11-16, 21-26, 31-36 & Udo 11-16, 21-26, 31-36 on departure. Command Post support provided by EC-135K 52-3536 which arrived Upper Heyford on 8 September.
[1]
Diverted to RAF Alconbury 8 September. Departed for Baden - Söllingen next day. [2] Uncoded

 
ffffffffffffffffff Taxi-ing amongst the Hardened Aircraft Shelters at CFB Baden - Söllingen is 12 TRS assigned RF-4C 69-0356.
fffffffffffffffffffffffWhilst in Germany the 12 TRS participated in Exercise 'Cold Fire'.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Michael Beier/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Ramstein AB (West Germany) 11 SEPTEMBER - 10 OCTOBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/9 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (26) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0584(bl)[1] 65-0585(rd) 65-0588(rd) 65-0617(rd)[1] 65-0730(rd) 65-0752(rd) 65-0760(rd) 65-0774(u)[2] 65-0792(bl)[1] 66-0244(yl) 66-0277(rd)
stagger 66-7464(yl) 66-7471(yl) 66-7476(bl)[1] 66-7478(rd) 66-7460(u) 66-7652(yl)[1] 66-7674(bl)[1] 66-7685(yl)[1] 66-7687(yl) 66-7699(bl)[1]
stagger 66-7705(yl)[1] 66-7745(bl) 66-7766(bl)[1] 66-7477(yl)[1] 65-0598[3]
Further Info

Officially attached to 86 TFW/USAFE, 10 September–10 October.
[1] Departed 22 September. [2] Departed 16 September [3] Arrived 12 September (Airspare from RAF Bentwaters, See below)

 
ffffffffffffffffff Departing Ramstein and West Germany on 22 September for the final time is 49 TFW F-4D 66-7766. In October
ffffffffffffffffffffff1977 the 49th started it's conversion to the F–15 and the wing ceased its "dual-base" commitment to NATO
fffffffffffffffffffff(Replaced by the F-4E equipped 4 TFW) and changed to an air superiority mission.
fffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Michael Beier/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP* RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 11 SEPTEMBER - ca. SEPTEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/9 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (3) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0598(yl)[1] 66-7504(rd/yl/bl) 66-7554(yl)[2]
Further Info

*AIRSPARES for the Ramstein CRESTED CAP.
[1] Departed to Ramstein on 12 September. The other two assumed to have returned to CONUS (Unknown Date)
[2] Marked with 2 Mig Kills

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
RAF Tactical Bombing Competition RAF Lossiemouth (United Kingdom) 12 SEPTEMBER - 12 OCTOBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
23 TFW /76 TFS
(
England AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-7D (10) EL (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0332 71-0353 72-0171 72-0175 72-0178 72-0184 72-0193 74-1750 74-1751 74-1758
Further Info

Competition ran from 2 - 10 October. The Wing won the event (92 points ahead of the RAF's 41 Squadron) while two pilots scored top places in the overall competition.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CARDINAL Bremgarten AB (West Germany) 3 NOVEMBER - 23 NOVEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
347 TFW /70 TFS
(
Moody AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (18) MY (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-7206(rd/wh) 69-7218(rd/wh) 69-7219(rd/wh) 69-7220(rd/wh) 69-7235(bl/wh) 69-7300(bk/wh)[1] 69-7560(bl/wh) 69-7561(bl/wh) 69-7571(bl/wh)
stagger 69-7572(rd/wh) 69-7582(bk/wh) 69-7587(bl/wh) 69-0247(bk/wh) 69-7253(bl/wh) 69-7258(bl/wh) 69-0283(bk/wh) 69-7291(bl/wh) 69-0250(bk/wh)[1]
Further Info

69-7582 carried 3 MiG Kills whilst 69-7220, 69-7235 & 69-7253 each had 1 MiG Kill star.
[1] Arrived 7 November.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed at Bremgarten on a fine November day is 69-7572, one of the eighteen 347 TFW F-4E's deployed
ffffffffFFFFfffffffffor the three week 'Coronet Cardinal'. The deployment comprised aircraft from both of the Wing's Squadrons
fffffffffFFFFfffffff(68 TFS & 70 TFS) but they were flown and operated by the 70 TFS.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 16 NOVEMBER - 10 DECEMBER 1977
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
24 AD/17 DSES
(
Malmstrom AFB, Air Defense Command)
EB-57E (3) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info
For AWACS Trials with E-3A 50558. No serials identified.
 
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