For the event held in Trapani on Jun. 8 (to read more click here and here) to celebrate the 1.000 hours on the F-16 by the two squadron commanders, the 10° and 18° Gruppo presented some brand new patches:
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The Lockheed Martin F-16 is one of the most famous combat planes in the world. The 4500th example was delivered at the company Fort Worth production facility, in Texas, on Apr. 3. Since the first […]
On Jun. 8, the 37° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) presented two F-16 ADF (MM7240 and MM7249) painted in special colour schemes to celebrate the 1000 Flight Hours achieved by both […]
Here’s what a flight of Italian Tornados taking off from Decimomannu airbase for a night mission looks like. All the images were taken by Giampaolo Mallei on Apr. 2, 2012. All images by Giampaolo Mallei […]