Night Operations at Bagram Airfield: F-16s, A-10s unleashed over Afghanistan

F-16s, A-10s as well as MC-12s and C-5s Service deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, work around the clock, ensuring mission success 24 hours a day.

Taken in the last days, the following images show the never ending flying activity of all the U.S. Air Force assets operating within the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.

Here below, an A-10 Thunderbolt II receives a final check before taking off on a pre-dawn mission from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2014:


A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon receives a final check before taking off on a mission shortly after dawn from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 11.

F-16 after dawn

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off on a nighttime mission from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 11:

A-10 take off

Take off at dawn for an F-16C:

F-16 Makos takeoff

A MC-12W Liberty prepares for another ISR mission:

MC-12W night

A C-5B Galaxy is parked on the flight line ramp at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan where it offloaded multiple pallets of cargo and passengers:




Image credit: U.S. Air Force


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About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.