Air International 2017-08
R.Niccoli - Centenari /Military/
F-2000A MM.7340/4-9 wears 9° Gruppo’s squadron badge (a white horse) over a number ‘9’ on the port side of the fin and on the airbrake. The centennial colour scheme also features the white horse over Roman numerals IX on the starboard side.
18° Gruppo F-2000A MM.7293/37-18 has its tail, spine and fore planes painted in black emblazoned with green artwork. The tail’s starboard side features a large wasp, the unit's motif during World War Two, and Roman numerals XVIII on the port side.
F-2000A MM.7341/36-10 sports a special colour to mark 10° Gruppo’s centenary. The markings include a black horse on both sides of the tail, a red pike on the airbrake and red fore planes.
Dominated by a World War Two-style colour scheme, 12° Gruppo's anniversary colour scheme on F-2000A MM.7318/36-12 features a black prancing horse on the tail set on sand and brown colours which extend to the fore planes.
F-35A MM.7337/32-13 (c/n AL-06) is the flagship of the 13° Gruppo, the first Aeronautics Militare Italians operational squadron to fly the type. This is the sixth F-35A Lighting II built by the FACO factory at Cameri.
Tail art created by 13° Gruppo to mark its 100th anniversary features the legend Don Quixote and the squadron badge. These markings were only applied to the port side of aircraft MM.7337/32-05 and MM.7357/32-07.