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NATO Intervention In Kosovo
(Allied Force: 24 March - 10 June 1999)

NAME                         VICTORIES          UNIT       AIRFORCE

Peter Tankink                    1              322 Sq.    RNAF
  • Some sources present that the victorious pilot was J. Abma (Der Krieg gegen die Bundesrepublik Jugoslawien - 24. März bis 10./20. Juni 1999).

Air-to-Air Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Weapon Victim Country Place
24 Mar 1999 322 sqn KLu F-16A/MLU
Tankink,P. AIM-120A MiG-29
Major Nebojša Nikolić
near Titel
Some sources present that Yugoslavian aircraft was MiG-29 (18106) piloted by Milutinović.

No. 322 Squadron Crest
No. 322 Squadron Crest

Fokker F-16AM MLU
RNLAF F-16AM #J-063 "MiG Killer", of 322nd sqn, leaving Fairford AB on July 24th, 1999. On March 24th, 1999, this aircraft downed a Serbian MiG-29 with an AIM-120 Amraam.

Fokker F-16AM MLU
Major Peter Tankink shot down a Yugoslav MiG-29 with an AIM-120A. A silhouette of a Fulcrum was painted just below the canopy rail.

Fokker F-16AM MLU
Fokker F-16AM MLU (ex Block 15AC)
Unit: 322 Sqn 'Polly Parrot'
Serial: J-063 (86-0063, LMTAS c/n. 6D-146)
Leeuwarden, Netherlands, June 2003. 60th Anniversary of 322 Squadron special painting scheme.

Sources & Literature
  1. Čadil, Jan: Letecká válka nad Jugoslávií, in Letectví + kosmonautika, No.08, 1999.
  2. Rodič, Alexandr - MiG-29 na nebi Balkánu, in Historie a plastikové modelářství, No. 11, 2002.
  3. Vlach, Tomáš: Letecká válka nad Jugoslávií, in Letectví + kosmonautika, No.13, 2000.
  4. ACIG Team: European Air-to-Air Victories,
  5. Der Krieg gegen die Bundesrepublik Jugoslawien - 24. März bis 10./20. Juni 1999,
  6. Bajlo, Ivan:RV&PVO losses during Operation 'Allied Force',
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  8. Gleize, Jean-Paul: Aces,
  9. Magnus, Allan: Air Aces Home Page,
  10. Ciel De Gloire - Histoire des As de L Aviation de 1914 a nos jours,
  11. The Netherlands, Koninklijke Luchtmacht Royal Netherlands Air Force - RNlAF,
  12. Royal Netherlands Air Force,


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