After years of international isolation and misery thanks to the American Uncle the Dictator Franco’s Spain became of those West’s useful freedom fighters (“but he’s our son of a bitch”, remember). One of the first, obviously, to benefit from situation were the military. The Sabres started in Spain -with the humbler T-33 – the “Era de los Reactores” (jet era). Hard to find a better way to start.
A pair of Torrejón’s Ala 6 de Caza/ 6 Fighter Wing on their way to the Balearic islands. Not very usual to see Spanish Sabres with these Dayglo Orange International painted drop tanks (200 gallons here).
Photo: V.G Moñino.
But wait, there’s more !!!. This magnificent “Air Sentinels” NO-DO documentary about the Ejército del Aire jet pilots. Don’t worry, you don’t miss much if you don’t understand Castilian; just the usual unctuous Francoist yackety-yak.