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Apache doing its business All this flying culminated later in the live firing demonstrations: first with a pair of AH-64A Peten approaching the crowd from behind, firing their machine guns on some targets in the deserts that burst into flames and thick black smoke. This was followed by a pair of S-70 Yanshuf and two AH-1 Tzefa, the latter aiming on two other targets in the far distance with their unguided missiles and successfully destroyed both of them. All the noisiness did not end before a 4-ship of F-16 Barak 'attacked' the airfield, pulled up while continuously releasing flares well over the apex of this manoeuvre and aimed an imaginary target in-between Hatzerim's two runways. This point of desert ground turned into dust only seconds later when hit by 16 practice bombs.

AH-1 Tsefa live missile fire & UH-60 Yanshuf combat team

AH-64A Pethen canon firing

4x F-16A Netz practice bomb drop

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Tsuiki Airshow 2017

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Tsuiki Air Show 2017 - JASDF Air Festa
Where? Tsuiki Airbase, Kyushu, Japan
When? November 2017

Tsuiki Airbase on the Southern Japanese island of Kyushu hosts nowadays two Squadrons of the Mitsubishi F-2 jet. 6 Hikotai and 8 Hikotai are half of the JASDF Squadrons operating the indigenous, F-16-look-alike fighter, painted in an extraordinary and cool looking blue camouflage. The airshow at the end of October was a good possibility to see the pilots and their jets in action.

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Komaki Airshow

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Komaki Airshow 2011
Where? Komaki/Nagoya, Japan
When? 23/10/2011

Komaki/Nagoya is the home of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - so to say the birthplace of the F-2 and F-15(D)J. It also hosts some of the C-130 Hercules aircraft as well as the KC-767 tanker fleet.

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Yak-3U in the snow

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Yak-3U D-FLAK

Yak-3U D-FLAK

Besides the Yak-3 D-FJAK of Achim and Elmar Meier the D-FLAK of Maxi Gainza is the second Russian warbrid that has been based at Freiburg, right in the middle between the Black Forrest and the river Rhein. The D-FLAK, as the Yak-3U (c/n 0470202) is registered in Germany, is also a equipped with a powerfull Allsion V-1710 V-12 engine, but offers in contrast to the one with the red cowling a second seat behind the pilot, who also has complete flight controls available.

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