Watch South Korean and U.S. combat planes drop bombs on range hills during massive show of force

Sep 08 2015 - 8 Comments

That’s a live firing exercise!

The following video was filmed in mid August 2015, at Seungjin Training Field, South Korea, during 2015 Integrated Live Fire Exercise.

It shows, among the others, ROKAF (Republic Of Korea Air Force) F-15Ks and KF-16s, dropping bombs on the range, ROKA AH-64, MD500 and KUH-1 helicopters, MRLS as well as some U.S. Air Force A-10s using its GAU-8 Avenger 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type.

The drills were also supported by a South Korean Boeing 737 AEW&C Peace Eye that can be seen at the beginning of the video releasing flares.

The interesting footage shows an air power demo (to flex muscles against North Korea and China) rather than actual firing training: needless to say, no combat plane would ever use purple or yellow smoke during a real combat sortie.

Many thanks to @andiegewehre for the heads-up


  • Bad Day

    what the heck of a air power demo! Even though it was shot like a movie, there is definitely a lot!

  • John Schaeffer

    someone didn’t tell the director that the muzak would be most unwelcomed by the aviation enthusiast community. cool footage though.

  • Andrew Tubbiolo

    Let that be a warning to any hillsides or other geologic formations considering an invasion of S Korea.

  • R.Lopaka

    Smoke on…..Looks like a bombing practice airshow.

  • Richard Kline

    Haven’t seen any responses from NK… considering that their most “modern” aviation is around 30 years old, a Mig-29 ain’t gonna keep up against a flight of F-22’s. Don’t worry, he’ll come up with something to verify how silly his position really is.

  • drinking12many

    I think the parachutist sign says come defect to south korea we have food.

  • Uniform223

    Show of force is always so entertaining :D
    That is also another thing; unlike their northern neighbor, South Korea can actually do a SHOW OF FORCE.

  • Nick

    Apparently the South Koreans take landscaping *very* seriously.