French Air War in Mali: some stunning air-to-air pictures

In Mali, French are not only fighting. They are also doing stunning pictures.

The following ones, taken from a C-135FR tanker, show a Mirage F1CR armed with four MK82 and a two-seat Rafale Air carrying six GBU-12 bombs, during a joint air-to-surface mission in West Africa.

French over Mali

French over Mali 2

French over Mali 3

Image credit: French Air Force

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