Air Pictorial 2000-05
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P.Foster - Keeping Red Flag flying
A pair of 555th FS F-16CJs carrying Lantirn target designation pods alongside the engine intakes.
Playing the part of the aggressors were the F-16Cs of the 414th CTS, 860269 carrying a Middle East colour scheme.
‘King of all he surveys’ - well, not quite, although the USAF and Turkish F-16s gave a good account of themselves as the Red Air opposition.
One of the nine Tornado GR.1s that took part in Red Flag. Serial ZD747 of No 617 ‘The Dambusters’ Sqn carries the commemorative Avro Lancaster code AJ-P on the fin, below the squadron’s red lightning flash.
The barren Nevada hills form an identifying backdrop for RAF Tornados - a GR.1 awaiting another sortie shown - although the baking mid-day heat is something which the pictures can’t evoke.
Their canopies open to help reduce cockpit heat, these Grumman EA-6B Prowlers provided ECM support for the Blue Forces during the Red Flag exercise. Four aircraft of VAQ-135 were involved in the deployment.
The barren Nevada hills form an identifying backdrop for RAF Tornados - a line-up of F.3s shown with Sunrise Mountain behind - although the baking mid-day heat is something which the pictures can’t evoke.