The following picture was taken at Decimomannu airbase by Giovanni Maduli in March 2011.
It shows an Italian Air Force AMX-T (belonging to the 32° Stormo, based at Amendola) landing at the end of a training sortie in one of the Sardinian firing ranges.
Look at the roundel: it’s a bit faded, to such an extent it doesn’t seem to be the low-visibility Italian tri-colored national insignia.
Image credit: Giovanni Maduli
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Beyond low vis ,,with all the budget cuts, will they be able to ever paint these planes again…,lol!
Seriously, it would have been great to see these planes fitted with a Turbo Union..back in the day…but there we go again with the budget.