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Two identical F27 Troopships? Almost, but not exactly.

In August 2003 the Royal Netherlands Air Force changed the gate guard at Eindhoven Air Base. Until then the “real” C-8 (10158) had been on gate duty for years but it needed to be replaced due to its poor condition. The replacement aircraft was C-12 (10162), which had been painted in the same display color scheme as sister C-8. The only difference is that at the time the true C-8 had “F27 display” titles and C-12 not; these titles were applied later. While the original C-12 serves as the gate guard for over 20 years disguised as C-8, the true C-8 is an instructional air frame, also at Eindhoven Air Base. (Michiel van Herten; Eindhoven, 28 August 2003).


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