Red Flag Exercise 02-04: USAF Heavies, Nellis AFB, September 2002


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28th Bomb Wing, 37th Bomb Squadron, War Eagles, Ellsworth AFB, ND

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-091 of the 37 BS of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-091 of the 37 BS of the 28 BW based at Ellsworth AFB

Link to the Boeing B-1B Lancer Product Page.

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Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-091 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-091 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules, 130314 of the RCAF Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-091 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 86-125 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 86-125 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB, North Dakota

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 86-125 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 86-125, Master of Disaster, of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-091 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-091, Freedom's Vengeance, of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB

Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-079 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB Boeing-Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 85-079 of the 28BW based at Ellsworth AFB, North Dakota

552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing, Tinker AFB, OK

Boeing E-3B Sentry

Boeing E-3B Sentry, 77-0352 of the 552 ACW based at Tinker AFB Boeing E-3B Sentry, 77-0352 of the 552 Airborne Warning and Control Wing based at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

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Boeing E-3B Sentry, 77-0352 of the 552 ACW based at Tinker AFB Boeing E-3B Sentry, 77-0352 of the 552 ACW based at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

6th Air Refueling Wing, 43rd Air Refueling Group, 91st Air Refueling Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 61-0300 of the 43 ARG based at MacDill AFB Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 61-0300 of the 43 ARG based at MacDill AFB, Florida

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Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 60-0332 of the 43 ARG based at MacDill AFB Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 60-0332 of the 43 ARG based at MacDill AFB

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 61-0030 of the 43 ARG based at MacDill AFB Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, 61-0030 of the 43 ARG based at MacDill AFB

940 Air Refueling Wing, 314th Air Refueling Squadron, Beale AFB, CA

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker, 58-0096 of the 940 ARW based at Beale AFB Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker, 58-0096 of the 940 ARW based at Beale AFB, California

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker, 58-0090 of the 940 ARW based at Beale AFB, California Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker, 58-0090 of the 940 ARW based at Beale AFB, California was the oldest airplane that I photographed at the exercise.

136th Airlift Wing, NAS Fort Worth JRB, TX

Lockheed-Martin C-130H Hercules

Lockheed-Martin C-130H Hercules, 85-1366 of the 136 AW based at NAS Fort Worth JRB Lockheed-Martin C-130H Hercules, 85-1366 of the 136 AW based at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas

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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

Gamblers

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

War Eagles

Ellsworth AFB, ND
552 ACW   E-3C OK   Tinker AFB, OK

136 AW

  C-130H

Blue stripe

  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

U.S. Navy

VAQ-142 EA-6B

NL

Gray Wolves

Whidbey Island NAS, WA

U.S. Navy

VFA-201 F/A-18A

AF

Hunters

Fort Worth NAS-JRB, TX

3 MAW

VMFA-232 F/A-18C

WT

Red Devils

Miramar MCAS, CA

3 MAW

VMA-211 AV-8B

CF

Avengers

Yuma MCAS, AZ

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

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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