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F-16's playing Downunder

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posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 06:28 AM
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It seems that some of the Alaska based F-16's painted up like aggressors have been visiting our shores this week at RAAF WIlliamtown. This would explain the chatter I heard about a KC-135R at RAAF Richmond. I wonder what they have been getting up too?
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posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 06:44 AM
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a reply to: thebozeian

Wonder if they've been put playing with your new F35s



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: Woody510
I would assume so Woody. Plus the Growlers and E-7's. Actually with the announcement of the G-550 EW's we are getting the RAAF is putting together quite a powerful force of EW and SIGINT aircraft when you consider F-35, E-7 Wedgetails, EA-18G and now these G550's/MC-55A Peregrines.



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 08:53 AM
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posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: thebozeian

Thread topic aside, those are some amazing shots, cheers for sharing!




posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: thebozeian

Why is it that the agressors get the coolest paintjobs?
That last black and grey job is pretty sleek..
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posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: beetee

They paint them to match potential adversary paint schemes. My personal favorite, in a WTF kind of way is The Rotten Banana out of Fallon. Nellis is currently working on an Su-57 scheme, based on a social media vote.



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Wow, yes.. Looking for the banana brought up some very interesting paint jobs.

Is the rotten banana based on any particular real air force or are they just going for "different"?



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 05:58 PM
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Damn they need fly them up here.



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: beetee

They watch things like air parades, which tend to debut new paint schemes. At one of them in Russia, there was a hideous yellow striped aircraft, so they copied it, thinking it was new. Turned out to be a one off for the parade.

Interestingly, against the desert, it's damn near impossible to see when above it looking down.



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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Not a Tiger meet camo job?



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Is that the lemon, brown and green splinter type F-5?



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger
The article Zaphod referenced mentions the exercise is out of Amberley too so probably will be up that way.



posted on Mar, 22 2019 @ 06:42 PM
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posted on Mar, 23 2019 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: thebozeian
Saw some Army Trucks heading North up the Bruce yesterday towards the Sunshine Coast.Will keep my eyes out over the bay.




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