The paint scheme is one of the two new different paint schemes introduced by USAF Aggressors in the last months
Taken on May 1, 2017 the interesting photo in this post shows a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) taking off for a sortie from Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), during NORTHERN EDGE 2017 (NE17).
As it can be seen the Viper wears a new aggressor camo pattern: the paint scheme, which is very similar to the standard arctic paint scheme already featured by 18th AGRS Vipers, is one of the two new different paint schemes introduced by USAF Aggressors in the last months.
In fact an F-16 (which actually is shown in the following picture) with the first of the two newest paint schemes was unveiled in Aug. 2016.
Noteworthy, the new paint schemes are just two of the multiple ways USAF Aggressors provide advanced, relevant, and realistic training to air combat forces.
NE17 is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of participants from all the services, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, Reserve and National Guard units are involved.
Photo credit: Staff Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor and Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum / U.S. Air Force
Artwork courtesy of AircraftProfilePrints.com