Air International 1985-04
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F.Mormillo - Four Reds, One Green
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II of the 81st TFW during Red Flag 84-4. It has an ALQ-131 jamming pod under the port wing (camouflaged), an AGM-65 Maverick and, under the fuselage, a small ECM pod.
The 354th TFW’s Fairchild A-10 As served as the core unit for Green Flag 84-3; this example is carrying an AGM-65A Maverick and an ALQ-119 jamming pod.
The Royal Air Force also participated in Red Flag 84-2; while crews were rotated, the aircraft came from No 16 Squadron (Buccaneers, photo) and No 14 Squadron (Jaguars).
The Boeing E-3A Sentry is deployed to Nellis for almost every Red Flag exercise.
A pair of F-16As of the 474th TFW during Red Flag 84-4. This unit provides its Fighting Falcons for many of the exercises, and was the core unit for 84-5.
An F-16B and (second aircraft) F-16A of the Royal Danish Air Force in company with 363rd TFW RF-4C Phantoms on the Nellis flight line in Red Flag 84-4.
A 58th TTW F-16A en route to the Nellis AFB ranges with a load of Mk 82 bombs, during a Red Flag 84-2 strike mission
An F-16A from the RNethAF No 311
An F-16B and (second aircraft) F-16A of the Royal Danish Air Force in company with 363rd TFW RF-4C Phantoms on the Nellis flight line in Red Flag 84-4.
A McDonnell Douglas F-18A of VMFA-531 taking off on a Red Flag "aggressor" mission.
The French Air Force took part in Red Flag exercises for the first time in 1984. Here, a two-seat Jaguar E of EC2/11 and a single-seat Jaguar A from EC1/11 take off from Nellis for a mission, carrying AAMs, bombs and drop tanks.
The Royal Air Force also participated in Red Flag 84-2; while crews were rotated, the aircraft came from No 16 Squadron (Buccaneers) and No 14 Squadron (Jaguars, photo).
En route to the ranges with a Shrike missile and practice this Grumman A-6E of VA-35 participated in Red Flag 84-4.
A Lockheed CC-130 Hercules supporting the CAF participation in Red Flag 84-2.
A camouflaged CF-5A (Canadair-built) from No 434 Squadron, CAF, taxies out for a Red Flag mission.
Cessna OA-37s of the 110th TASG on the flight line between Red Flag 84-4 missions.
Taking off from Nellis AFB on a Red Flag 84-2 mission, this AFRES Lockheed AC-130 had a microwave transmitter pod under the starboard wing (used for computerised scoring purposes), and two 40-mm gun barrels projecting from the port side of the fuselage.
GD/Grumman EF-111A Ravens of the 366th TFW participate regularly in Red Flag exercises.
A Transall C-160 from ET61, supporting the French Air Force participation in Red Flag 84-2.
An F-16B and (second aircraft) F-16A of the Royal Danish Air Force in company with 363rd TFW RF-4C Phantoms on the Nellis flight line in Red Flag 84-4.
Returned from a Red Flag mission, the crew of a 363rd TFW RF-4C report to the maintenance crew while film is removed from the camera bay.
The 57th FWW uses single-seat F-5Es and two-seat F-5Fs for "aggressor" missions during all Red Flag exercises.
On its way to the Nellis ranges in Red Flag 84-4, an F-4E Phantom II of the 4th TFW carries Sidewinder missiles, an ALQ jamming pod and drop tanks plus (between the tanks) an unidentified pod.
Armed with an AGM-65 Maverick for a Wild Weasel mission, this F-4G is operated by the 37th TFW.
The French Air Force took part in Red Flag exercises for the first time in 1984. Here, a two-seat Jaguar E of EC2/11 and a single-seat Jaguar A from EC1/11 take off from Nellis for a mission, carrying AAMs, bombs and drop tanks.