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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The following pictures, taken by Giovanni Maduli at Decimomannu airbase during Starex exercise have made the news and caused sensation. In fact, the kill markings on the two MB.339CDs of the 212° Gruppo of the […]
The following sequence of images taken by Giovanni Maduli, shows “Bullet”, an MB.339A assigned to the RSSTA (Reparto Sperimentale e di Standardizzazione del Tiro Aereo), releasing a banner target over Decimomannu airbase, before landing, at […]
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