The following pictures, taken by The Aviationist’s contributor Tony Lovelock at Nellis AFB, Nevada, during the recent Red Flag 12-2 exercise, show the F-15C 78-0509/WA-09 of the 65th AGRS (Aggressor Squadron) with a new “splinter” camouflage (first reported in October 2011).
Also attending the Red Flag in the Red Air, other 57th Wing’s Eagles in the usual brown and blue color schemes (78-0470/WA and 78-0480/WA).
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Do you have any pictures of the Italian AMX at Red Flag?
those I’ve published few days ago in my last article about the AMX in Afghanistan being armed soon, were taken at Nellis during the last AMX’s attendance.
LOL, the PAK FA inspired color scheme.
Yes, they have something in common.
Looks like a modern take on dazzle camouflage.