EurAsian Times: "Russian" F-16 caused a stir on the Internet

Photos of an American-made F-16 fighter with Russian stars on its wings flew around the Internet, causing a real stir. The base name and registration number on the tail indicate that the aircraft belongs to the US Air Force. However, the red stars on its wings, as well as the general color of the fighter, definitely refer to the Russian aerospace forces, writes The Eurasian Times.

The 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron painted the fighter at the request of 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, involved in combat maneuvers, according to US Air Force officials. A "ghostly" paint scheme was used to mark an enemy fighter for training squadron pilots during the Red Flag exercise. The painting of the F-16 was carried out by 12 people working in three shifts, the camouflage of the F-16 under the Russian Su-35 aircraft took 18 hours.

The paint scheme is designed to simulate an enemy fighter. Combat crews of the United States, its allies and partner countries regularly exercise in countering real threats, including warplanes used by the enemy.

- said in the message of the American Air Force.

Fast and agile, battle-proven fourth-generation multipurpose F-16s are considered the most successful and economical fighters on the planet. About 3000 of these combat aircraft are in service with 25 countries.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 21 December 2020 16: 32
    And checkers on the tail ... This is Ravshan taxing around Moscow laughing
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 December 2020 16: 41
    Well, they lived in America to their Vlasovites ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 22 December 2020 15: 09
      Do not confuse different concepts, American pilots are psychologically prepared for battles with the Russian Aerospace Forces, so an enemy of a certain color is designated, then actions are at a reflex level. We should apply this, teach our pilots in training battles with real F-15s, F-16s, and the Americans do this with our Su-27s ...
  3. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
    Akuzenka (Alexander) 22 December 2020 16: 12
    NATO members have been practicing this for more than a decade. This alone speaks of their "peacefulness" and desire for peace. A world where they and their slaves will remain. What other arguments are needed for "our" Westerners to understand how they are treated in their adored west? Probably financial. Wait for "your" money, they will also take away.
    1. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
      DeGreen 24 December 2020 09: 51
      But when the money will be taken away from Navalny and the company. The owners themselves are from the United States, then they will also shout about Putin's intrigues. Take Ukraine. When Poroshenko was appointed president, they said everywhere that he was a true Ukrainian. Now that he is not in favor, they say about him that he is a protege of Russia
  4. Denis Kozlov Offline Denis Kozlov
    Denis Kozlov (Denis Kozlov) 28 December 2020 10: 13
    You can even dress up the pilot in our pilot uniform, but this will not make your irons fly better and certainly faster)
    1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
      Akuzenka (Alexander) 5 January 2021 22: 16
      They will fill up with Eastern European "meat".