Exercise 'Red Flag 08-4'
Nellis AFB
Nevada, August 11-28, 2008
The Indian Air Force at Red Flag - photo report
8 x Sukhoi Su-30MKI and Su-30MKI-3 'Flanker-H' from the 20th Squadron 'Lightnings' of the Indian Air Force (IAF) based at Air Force Station (AFS) Lohegaon near Pune.
2 x Ilyushin IL-78MKI 'Midas' from the 78 (Tanker) Squadron IAF based at AFS Agra.
1 x Ilyushin IL-76MD 'Candid' from the 44 (Transport) Squadron IAF based at AFS Nagpur.
Red Flag Nellis
Sukhoi Su-30MKI 'Flanker-H' (SB042) flown by 20 Squadron ('Lightnings') departs with a Litening III advanced targeting pod fitted.
DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8 1/640th f.8 -1 stop exposure compensation.
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Left to right: Sukhoi Su-30MKI 'Flanker-H' (SB042 x3 and SB048) from the 20th Squadron 'Lightnings' of the Indian Air Force based at Lohegaon air base near Pune.
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Left to right: Sukhoi Su-30MKI 'Flanker-H' (SB046).
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Left to right: Sukhoi Su-30MKI 'Flanker-H' (SB049).
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Su-30MKI 'Flanker-H' (SB046) lifting off from one of Nellis parallel runways
DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8 1/640th f.7.1 -1/3 stop exposure compensation.
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Left to right: Sukhoi Su-30MKI-3 'Flanker-H' (SB110 x2 and SB115 x2) SB115 seen with a Litening III advanced targeting pod fitted to the starboard engine inlet pylon.
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Left to right: Sukhoi Su-30MKI-3 'Flanker-H' (SB107).
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Ilyushin†IL-76MD 'Candid' (K-2661) returning to Nellis
DSLR x1.6 sensor + Canon EF 300mm f2.8 1/500th f.8 -1/3 stop exposure compensation.
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Left to right: Ilyushin IL-76MD 'Candid' (K-2661) of 44 (Transport) Squadron based at Nagpur.
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Left to right: Ilyushin IL-76MD 'Candid' (K-2661).
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Left to right: Ilyushin IL-78MKI 'Midas' (RK-3453) of 78 (Tanker) Squadron based at Agra.