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RAF Coningsby, July 31 2015

SU-30MKI-3 Flanker - SB167 - Indian Air Force

Exercise Indra Dhanush 2015


By Ashley Wallace

On July 17th four Indian Air Force SU-30MKI Flankers from No 2 Squadron 'Winged Arrows' based at Tezpur AB in India arrived at RAF Coningsby to take part in Exercise Indra Dhanush 2015. They were supported by a C-17A from 81 Squadron based at Hinden AB, New Delhi. A C-130J-30 from 77 Squadron and a IL-78MKI Tanker from 78 Squadron. The IL-78MKI and C-130J-30 were actually taking part in the exercise and were based at RAF Brize Norton for the duration. The SU-30MKIs operated up against Typhoon FGR4s from No 3(F) Squadron on 1v1, 2v1 and 2v2 engagements. It was great to see these amazing aircraft back in the UK and the images below are from when they departed RAF Coningsby after the Exercise had finished for their long journey home back to India.
 
SU-30MKI-3 Flanker - SB138 - Indian Air Force   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ936/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force   SU-30MKI Flanker - SB065 - Indian Air Force   SU-30MKI-3 Flanker - SB167 - Indian Air Force
 
SU-30MKI-3 Flanker - SB309 - Indian Air Force   SU-30MKI Flanker - SB065 - Indian Air Force   SU-30MKI Flanker - SB065 - Indian Air Force   SU-30MKI Flanker - SB065 - Indian Air Force
 

RAF Mildenhall , July 21 2015

RC-135V Rivet Joint - 64-14842/OF - 38 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force
 

RAF Coningsby , July 20 2015

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK308/TP-V - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force   Typhoon T3 - ZJ800/BC - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force   Typhoon FGR4 - ZK349/GN-A - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force   Typhoon FGR4 - ZK353/BQ - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force
 
Sentry AEW1 - ZH106 - 8 Squadron - Royal Air Force
 

RAF Mildenhall , July 19 2015

KC-135R Stratotanker - 58-0069 - 351 Air Refueling Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe
 

Beekhuizerzand, June 04 2015

CH-47D Chinook - D-661 - 298 Squadron - Royal Netherlands Air Force
 

Phoenix Mesa Gateway, Arizona, May 15 2015

F/A-18A++ Hornet - 162848/01 - VMFA-112 - United States Marines
 

Tucson IAP, May 15 2015


RAF Mildenhall , April 14 2015

RC-135U Combat Sent  - 64-14849/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force
 
RC-135U Combat Sent  - 64-14849/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   RC-135U Combat Sent  - 64-14849/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   KC-135R Stratotanker - 63-8027/D - 351 Air Refueling Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe   KC-135R Stratotanker - 63-8008 - United States Air Force
 

RAF Mildenhall , April 07 2015

WC-135W Constant Phoenix - 61-2667/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   WC-135W Constant Phoenix - 61-2667/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   WC-135W Constant Phoenix - 61-2667/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   WC-135W Constant Phoenix - 61-2667/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force
 

RAF Mildenhall , April 02 2015

RC-135W Rivet Joint - ZZ664 - 51 Squadron - Royal Air Force
 

RAF Mildenhall , March 31 2015

WC-135W Constant Phoenix - 61-2667/OF - 45 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force
 

Spangdahlem AB, March 09 2015

F-16C Fighting Falcon - 91-0360/SP - 480 Fighter Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe   A-10C Thunderbolt II - 82-0647/DM - 354 Fighter Squadron - United States Air Force   A-10C Thunderbolt II - 82-0656/SP - 354 Fighter Squadron - United States Air Force   F-16C Fighting Falcon - 96-0080/SP - 480 Fighter Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe
 
F-16C Fighting Falcon - 91-0351/SP - 480 Fighter Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe
 

RAF Mildenhall , February 17 2015

CV-22B Osprey - 11-0057 - 7 Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe   RC-135W Rivet Joint - 62-4132/OF - 38 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   RC-135W Rivet Joint - 62-4132/OF - 38 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   MC-130J Commando II  - 11-5733 - 67 Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe
 

Schiphol, February 13 2015

A-10C Thunderbolt II - 81-0991 - 354 Fighter Squadron - United States Air Force
 

RAF Mildenhall , February 06 2015

KC-135R Stratotanker - 58-0021 - 132 Air Refueling Squadron - United States Air Force   KC-135R Stratotanker - 63-8872 - 132 Air Refueling Squadron - United States Air Force   KC-135R Stratotanker - 59-1498/Maine - 132 Air Refueling Squadron - United States Air Force   KC-135R Stratotanker - 61-0266/Kansas - 117 Air Refueling Squadron - United States Air Force
 
RC-135V Rivet Joint - 64-14841/OF - 38 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force
 
C-20H Gulfstream - 92-0375 - 76 Airlift Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe   RC-135V Rivet Joint - 64-14841/OF - 38 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   RC-135V Rivet Joint - 64-14841/OF - 38 Reconnaissance Squadron - United States Air Force   KC-135R Stratotanker - 58-0034/D - 351 Air Refueling Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe
 

RAF Mildenhall , January 25 2015

A400M Atlas - 14-0013 - 221 Filo - Turkish Air Force   A400M Atlas - 14-0013 - 221 Filo - Turkish Air Force   A400M Atlas - 14-0013 - 221 Filo - Turkish Air Force   A400M Atlas - 14-0013 - 221 Filo - Turkish Air Force
 

RAF Mildenhall , January 23 2015

MC-130J Commando II  - 11-5733 - 67 Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe   MC-130J Commando II  - 12-5759 - 67 Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Forces in Europe   C-5B Galaxy - 87-0031 - 337 Airlift Squadron - United States Air Force   C-5B Galaxy - 87-0031 - 337 Airlift Squadron - United States Air Force
 

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