Photo: Eurofighter Typhoon's kill markings. F-16, F-18 and Mirage 2000 among the shot down fighters
As already explained several times, kills scored during simulated dissimilar air combat training are not particularly interesting (other than for marketing purposes) unless the actual Rules Of Engagement (ROE) and the training scenario are known.
Therefore, here’s an interesting picture, showing some kill markings on an Italian Eurofighter Typhoon.
Taken at Grosseto airbase in 2010 by Dario Leone, a reader of this blog, the photograph clearly shows the aircraft downed by the F-2000s of the 4° Stormo during DACT: F-18, F-16, Mirage 2000, Tornado and AMX (with the “Tonka” and the AMX not being particularly significant because they are fighter bombers that don’t excel in the air-to-air scenario).
In 2009, an F-22 kill marking on a EA-18G Growler made the news.
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