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Link to the Nellis AFB web site overview of Red Flag
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog, 79-199 of the 53 TEG based at Nellis AFB is equipped with an AGM-65 Maverick missile.
Link to Air Force fact sheet for the Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II.
Link to Air Force fact sheet for the AGM-65 Maverick missile
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog, 80-242 of the 53 TEG based at Nellis AFB
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15C-36 Eagle, 83-037 of the 422 TES of the 53 TEG based at Nellis AFB
Link to Air Force fact sheet for the McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle.
Link to Boeing's F-15 product page.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15C-37 Eagle, 84-012 of the 53TEG based at Nellis AFB
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-52 Strike Eagle, 90-258 of the 53 TEG based at Nellis AFB is carrying an AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW). JSOW is a glide weapon with GPS and inertial guidance. Terminal guidance to the target is accomplished by imaging infra-red through a datalink.
This AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is on display at the U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology at China Lake NAWC.
Federation of American Scientists page about the AGM-154 JSOW.
PMA205 Naval Aviation Training Systems page about the AGM-154 JSOW.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-50 Strike Eagle, 90-258 of the 53 TEG based at Nellis AFB
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-52 Strike Eagle, 00-3000 does not carry squadron markings, but it accompanied other Strike Eagles of the 53 TEG based at Nellis AFB. It was the newest airplane that I photographed at the exercise.
Federation of American Scientists page about the 57th Operations Group
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog, 79-191 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB is equipped with a pair of AGM-65 Maverick missiles.
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog, 81-958 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15C-29 Eagle, 80-043 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB is having trouble retracting his nose landing gear.
Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-15E-52 Strike Eagle, 91-327 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB. It carries Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infra-Red for Night (LANTIRN) pods under its engine inlets.
Link to the Air Force Fact Sheet for LANTIRN pods.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 42J Fighting Falcon, 90-747 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB
Link to the Air Force Fact Sheet for the Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon.
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 42J Fighting Falcon, 90-751 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB
Lockheed-Martin F-16D block 52D Fighting Falcon, 91-478 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 32F Fighting Falcon, 87-267 of the 414 CTS of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 32D Fighting Falcon, 86-271 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB
Lockheed-Martin F-16C Block 32F Fighting Falcon, 87-272 of the 57 WG based at Nellis AFB
Aircraft Photographed at Nellis AFB, September 5-10, 2002
|Wing||Squadron||Aircraft types||Tail||Squadron Name||Base|
|1 FW||94 FS||F-15C||FF||
Hat in the Ring Gang
|Langley AFB, VA|
|20 FW||55 FS||F-16C, F-16D||SW||Fighting 55th||Shaw AFB, SC|
|23 FG||A-10A||FT||Pope AFB, NC|
|27 FW||428 FS (Singapore AF)||F-16CJ Block 52, F-16DJ Block 52 (Big Spine)||CC||Buccaneers||Cannon AFB, NM|
|56 FW||21 FS (Taiwan)||F-16A Blk 20||LF||
|Luke AFB, AZ|
|114 FW||175 FS||F-16C||Wolf head||Lobos||Joe Foss Field, SDANG|
|57 WG||414 CTS, 57 OG||A-10A, F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, F-16D||WA||Nellis AFB|
|53 TEG||422 TES||F-15C, F-15E, A-10A||OT||Nellis AFB|
|28 BW||37 BS||B-1B||EL||
|Ellsworth AFB, ND|
|552 ACW||E-3C||OK||Tinker AFB, OK|
|Fort Worth NAS-JRB, TXANG|
|6 ARW||91 ARS||KC-135R||Blue fin cap||MacDill AFB, FL|
|940 ARW||314 ARS||KC-135E||Red Stripe||Beale AFB, CA|
|Whidbey Island NAS, WA|
Miramar MCAS, CA
|Royal Australian Air Force||
No. 1 Squadron
|F-111C, RF-111C||RAAF Base Amberley|
|Royal Australian Air Force||C-130H|
|Royal Canadian Air Force||CF-188A, CF-188B|
|Royal Canadian Air Force||CC-130|
|Fuerza Aerea Colombiana||707-373C tanker|
|Israel Air Force||F-15I|
|Aeronautica Militariana Italiana||Tornado|
|Aeronautica Militariana Italiana||46th Air Brigade||C-130J, Aeritalia G.222||Pisa, Italy|
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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