On 10Feb2019 I was near Vliegkamp (Airfield) De Kooy
in Noord-Holland, Netherlands. At the gate were
two planes preserved as gateguards, a Lockheed P-2 Neptune and a Bell UH-1 helo. I asked the guards permission
to photograph them up close, inside the base, but he guard politely declined. So these are from outside the fence.
Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, 216 / V
For years it stood at the entrance of Marine Vliegkamp Valkenburg but was moved in 2006, to take up that function
with De Kooy airfield, as Valkenburg Airfield closed. [Lockheed Neptune on Wikipedia]
Bell UH-1, 220
The 220 returned by truck at NAS De Kooy during late-1990s after being stored in Sweden for many years.
The helicopter was still
in its original paint scheme. Later it received some maintenance and a new coating was applied.
The original registration
numbers returned as well. More on denhelderaviationphotos.weebly.com and
I recall a fact but not the source that a Grumman S-2 Tracker is somewhere on the airfield, rather
hidden by trees most of the year but able to see from a distance in winter. I did not see it on this visit.