Below is some imagery from the Belgian Military Parade in 2015. I don’t attend it every year because it is a bit too busy for me, but it does show a small grasp of what the Belgian Defence has in its inventory and provides some great references for modern armor builders.
Special guests of the 2015 parade were the debut of the BAF NH-90 at the yearly parade and some items from foreign allies who operate with the Belgian like a German Bundeswehr MAN MLC30 truck, a Dutch Army Mercedes Wolf and two Luxembourg Dingo’s.
A diamond formation performed by four Belgian Air Force F-16’s
A Police helicopter, keeping an eye over the display as a safety precaution.
A good view on the special camouflaged uniforms, unique to the Belgian Army.
A Dingo of the ‘Command Post’, followed by four ‘Infantry’ Dingo’s.
Two Belgian Dingo’s of the ‘Infantery’, following the previous ‘Command Post’ Dingo
A back view of an EOD Dingo (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Two Belgian Dingo’s in ‘Commando outpost version’, equipped with camouflage nets
Another static display was this Medical component Dingo
Plenty of static displays were present too, including this Dingo of the Infantery.
A Dingo and Iveco Lynx driving side by side.
An Iveco Lynx of the Belgian Military Police.
A different view of Belgian Military Police Iveco Lynx.
Two staff company Iveco Lynxes in ‘Commando outpost’ camouflage.
A view of an Iveco Lynx LS.
Another static vechicle was this Iveco Lynx, which people could go and sit inside in.
A German Bundeswehr MAN MLC30 truck, equipped with a Cobra Radar System.
A Netherlands army Mercedes Benz Jeep, pulling 120mm mortar carriers.
A full view of the Netherlands Mercedes Benz Jeeps with 120mm Mortar carriers.
An ‘infantry’ Piranha’ equipped with newly equipped SLAT-Armour, ment to protect the crew and vehicle from rocket attacks.
The back view of a ‘standard’ Engineering and Mine-clearance Detachment Piranha.
A Piranha with an SOB-shovel from the Engineering and Mine-clearance Detachment.
A ‘Medical’ Piranha, for transportation of wounded soldiers over rough terrain.
A static display of ‘infantry’ Piranha’ equipped with a ‘Direct Fire 30’ gun.
A Mercedus Unimog of the disinfection detachment, in case of a chemical disaster
The fire department also displayed much of their equipment, including this Unimog
Another hard working Volvo Amplirol, Note the different kinds of green paint that can be found on the truck
Another Volvo Amplirol standing by, probably in case machinery would give in
In the display itself, there was still the presence of this Renault Kerax
And last but not least was this URO-Truck of the disinfection detachment.
And that was it. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and got some inspiration to build a Belgian scale model as a next project!