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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Below, the pictures of the departures from the static display at the Circus Maximus for the Armed Forces Day, taken on Nov. 10, 2010, by Giovanni Maduli.
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