Air International 2018-05
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R.Niccoli - Aviano America's fighter town in Italy /Military/
A Triple Nickel pilot works through pre­flight cockpit checks.
An F-16C assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing prior to receiving fuel over tne Mediterranean Sea from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing from RAF Mildenhall, England.
Two Triple Nickel jets receive last chance checks on the end of runway ramp.
F-16C 90-0773/AV from the 555th Fighter Squadron in formation with a KC-135 Stratotanker before aerial refuelling during a flight from Souda Bay, Crete.
A recent weapon released to service on the F-16C is the 250lb class GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb. Four training rounds are shown on the four-place carriage system.
The F-16's big stick is the beyond visual range AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile. This shot shows a CATM-120 captive training round.
F-16C 88-0425/AV assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada during Exercise Green Flag 16-08.
Ammo troops load a 2,000lb training round onto station 7.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing taxi at Bodo Main Air Station, Norway, during Exercise Cold Response 2016. The exercise tests NATO's ability to defend against any threat in any environment.
An F-16C assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing prior to receiving fuel over tne Mediterranean Sea from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing from RAF Mildenhall, England.