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Red Flag Exercise, Nellis AFB, February 1-3, 2000 - Page 2


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Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II

Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II of the 52nd Fighter Wing based at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany carries tail code SP. A black cat's head adorns the engine nacelle. This Warthog carries the colors of the consituent squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Wing. It is equiped with a pair of AGM-65 Maverick missiles.

Visit the web site of Spangdahlem Air Base.

Visit the Federation of American Scientists web page describing the 52nd Fighter Wing.

Visit the Air Force Fact Sheet about the AGM-65 Maverick missile.

Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 79-171 of the 53rd Wing based at Nellis Air Force Base carries tail code OT.

Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 81-977 of the 57th Wing based at Nellis Air Force Base carries tail code WA.

Visit the Air Force Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt fact sheet.

Panavia Tornado

Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR1 carrying code DE on its tail is equipped with a laser guided bomb. It is powered by two afterburning Turbo Union RB199-103 turbofans of 15,800lb thrust.

Visit the RAF web page describing the Panavia Tornado GR1.

Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado F3. It is powered by two afterburning Turbo Union RB199-34R Mk 104 turbofans of 16,520lb thrust.

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Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado F3 ZG757.

Grumman EA-6B Prowler

Grumman EA-6B Prowler Grumman EA-6B Prowler of VAQ-135 "Black Ravens" based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington carries tail code NH. This squadron commander's aircraft carries aircraft number 500 and special blue and green markings on its vertical stabilizer.

Visit the web site of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Visit the Navy Fact File about the Grumman EA-6B Prowler.

Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk

Sikorsky HH-60 Blackhawk Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk of the 66th Rescue Squadron of the 57th Fighter Wing based at Nellis Air Force Base carries tail code WA.

Visit the web site of the 66th Rescue Squadron.

Visit the Federation of American Scientists page describing the Sikorsky H-60 Blackhawk.

Lockheed-Martin C-130 Hercules

Air Force Reserve Lockheed-Martin C-130E Hercules Air Force Reserve Lockheed-Martin C-130E Hercules 37314 of the 302nd Airlift Wing based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.

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Royal Air Force Lockheed-Martin Hercules Royal Air Force Lockheed-Martin Hercules XV205 turns onto final as Hercules XV179 turns onto the base leg of the approach to Runway 21 left.

Royal Air Force Lockheed-Martin Hercules Royal Air Force Lockheed-Martin Hercules XV179.

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Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 57-1503 of the 134th Air Refueling Wing based at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Tennessee.

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker Air National Guard Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 57-1447 of the 171st Air Refueling Wing based at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania. It was built as a KC-135A with J57 turbojets, but it was later refitted with 18,000-pound thrust JT3D-3B turbofan engines and the vertical stabilizer from a retired Boeing 707 airliner and redeisgnated KC-135E.

Visit the Pennsylvania State web page describing the 171st Air Refueling Wing.

Turkish Air Force Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker Turkish Air Force Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 57-2609. It has been re-engined with four 24,000-pound thrust CFM56 turbofans.

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Visit the Air Force Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker fact sheet.

British Aerospace VC-10

Vickers Armstrongs Aircraft VC-10 Royal Air Force British Aerospace VC-10 tanker ZA147 of 101 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. It was built by Vickers Armstrongs Aircraft and originally flew as an airliner for BOAC. It is powered by four Rolls-Royce Conway 301 turbofans of 22,500lb thrust.

Visit a web site describing the history of 101 Squadron.

Boeing Sentry AEW1

Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry AWACS Royal Air Force Boeing Sentry AEW1 ZH107 Airborne Warning And Command System of 23 Squadron based at RAF Waddington. It is powered by four General Electric/SNECMA CFM56-2A-3 turbofans of 24,000lb thrust.

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Visit the Boeing E-3 Sentry product page.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

B-52H, 61-0023 of the 2nd Bomb Wing at Nellis AFB, February 2, 2000 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 61-023 of the 2nd Bomb Wing based a Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana carries tail code LA.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Boeing B-52H-170 Stratofortress 60-014 of the 2nd Bomb Wing based a Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana carries tail code LA.

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Boeing B-52H-170 Stratofortress 60-014 of the 2nd Bomb Wing based a Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana carries tail code LA.

B-52H, 61-0023 of the 2nd Bomb Wing at Nellis AFB, February 1, 2000 Boeing B-52H-170 Stratofortress 61-023 of the 2nd Bomb Wing on approach

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Boeing B-52H-170 Stratofortress 61-023 of the 2nd Bomb Wing based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana carries tail code LA. An AGM-142 Have Nap rocket-boosted television-guided glide bomb can be seen on the left weapons pylon. Its power and control unit is carried on rear station of the right pylon.

See all of my avition videos on my Aviation Vi8deos PlaylistVisit the web site of Barksdale Air Force Base.

Visit the web site of the 2nd Bomb Wing.

Visit the Federation of American Scientists web page describing the AGM-142 Have Nap Bomb.

Visit the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Product Page.

Visit the Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fact sheet.


Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, February 1-3, 2000 - Page 1 Go to the first page of pictures from the Red Flag 00-02 exercise.


BOYD: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of
War Robert Coram has written a biography of John Boyd, titled BOYD: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War. John Boyd served as an instructor at the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in the 1950s. He had a standing bet that any pilot could put his fighter behind Boyd's airplane, and Boyd would be behind the other pilot in less than 40 seconds or pay him $40. No pilot ever won that bet. Read my review of the book to see whether you want to buy it from Amazon.com.


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