A recent visit to Decimomannu airbase provided the opportunity to perform a quick walk around of the AV-8B+ and TAV-8B Harrier of the Marina Militare (Italian Navy, ItNy) deployed there to perform air-to-ground training in the Sardinian ranges. The aircraft belonged to the I GrupAer based in Grottaglie near Taranto. Note the MK76 25 lbs practice bomb attached to the pylons of the single seaters.
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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.
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