Red Flag 99-4 Photos (7/31/1999 - 8/28/1999)


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C-130 Hercules diving into Tikaboo Valley after flying low over Powerlines Overlook during Red Flag on 08/06/1999


B-52 bomber flying low over Powerlines Overlook during Red Flag on 08/06/1999

   
Aerial refueling operation, seen from Powerlines Overlook on 07/30/1999. A British Royal Air Force Vickers VC-10 is refueling two RAF Jaguars. Photos taken by Bill Whiffen with a 500mm lens.


Mobile Avenger SAM Sites in Railroad Valley, near Cedar Pipeline Ranch during Red Flag on 08/02/1999 and 08/03/1999.
The Avenger SAM system is a mobile adaptation of the battle-tested Stinger manportable SAM system. A total of 8 missiles are housed in the launcher, which also contains an infra-red sensor and cannons for secondary firepower. The missile contains an IR sensor for tracking, and a UV sensor to counter IR countermeasures. Range: 2 miles; speed: Mach 2; warhead: 12 lbs, smooth case fragmentation.


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