Red Flag 22-2 @ KLSV

Nothing sounds better than a fighter jet pulling 6G’s over your head with afterburners, right?

A couple of weeks ago, me and @Alec (no longer on the forum) along with a few other spotters had the opportunity to take a Friday afternoon out spotting at Nellis Air Force Base. About 4 times a year, a training event called “Red Flag” occurs where the world’s air forces fly into Nellis and operate sorties and various other attack missions. It’s really cool to watch from the ground.

Only a couple of foreign countries have participated in 22-2 that are Singapore and Saudi Arabia as the majority of NATO is doing you know what at you know where.

I took roughly 150 photos and chose the 10 best ones to share below! Enjoy :)


The sick looking Splinter on a recovery! ❄️


A Saudi Arabian F-15SA banking over the Las Vegas Motorspeedway! 🇸🇦


A couple of bright coloured dummy armaments. 🧡


GULF07 on the hard bank (he went around right after lmao) ⛽


The iconic B-1 Bone 🦴


Another KC-135R flying overhead of Nellis with the gear down. ⛽


One of the mini-hercs on short final! 🔱


To end off the day, (literally came unexpected right as I was leaving), A Mountain Home AFB F-15E flexing with the burners! 🔥


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Canon Rebel EOS 250D
Canon Rebel EOS 450D [OLD]
Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3
Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod

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Great shots, Andrew! Love the military action!

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I love the afterburners!

Great pictures!

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The Saudi Arabian’s see a better racetrack than Jeddah! 🤯

Cool pics

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Thanks Moritz!

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I wish :’)

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A lot of pretty planes here.

Nice pics!

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Awesome shots! Particularly like that blue-accented F-16, nice paint job.

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Astonishing pictures man! Keep up the great work!

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I love the Splinter F-16! Also didn’t they put the Splinter on an F-15?

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I believe so! Since then, the 64th AGRS have retired their Eagles and swapped to Vipers.

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Speaking of Fighter Jets, Here is a photo i found of an F-16 in the


Vietnam Livery
Credit: Wikipedia

In fact i think it’s the same jet as the F-16 in the Arctic Splinter.
image
Credit: Kamryn

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Love the shots @Kamryn Never fail to impress.

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That livery is called “Flogger” and is indeed the same one as the Splinter! Also known as the MiG-23 scheme. Those were all unfortunately repainted as the 64th AGRS has started using a new series of paint jobs on their F-16C’s.

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Is this the MiG-23?

Credit: Wikipedia
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I believe so!

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