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.
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 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.
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 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).
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.
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.