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Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18D Hornet Takes Part in Viral Tetris Challenge

The Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18D Horet joined Tetris Challenge on Sep. 27, 2019.

The interesting pictures in this post feature armed forces and emergency service personnel from around the world taking part in a funny “Tetris Challenge.”

There’s something so satisfying about organizing colorful objects into neat grids like a game of Tetris, but there’s a new trend among emergency service workers that playfully brings the 1980s video game to real life.

According to Know Your Meme, Tetris Challenge dates back a couple of years when the New Zealand Police posted such an image, but it really picked up steam this month when some Swiss police officers posted their own take on the idea and it went viral. The classic videogame callback moniker comes from the grid-like pattern that all the gear, and the personnel that uses it, are laid out in.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) joined the challenge on Sep. 27, 2019. While fire engines, police cars, ambulances are the norm in Tetris Challenge, the RMAF F/A-18D Hornet jet fighter featured in the main image of this article definitely blows away the competition.

Six RMAF personnel, an F/A-18D with Sidewinder, AMRAAM and Sparrow missiles, along with other weapons, various equipment and flight suit items were laid out in the creative effort.

On Sep 28, 2019, a Hungarian Air Force SAAB JAS-39 Gripen joined the RMAF Hornet in the competition.

As the trend is going viral, probably other military services worldwide will soon join the Tetris Challenge.

Here are some other Tetris Challenge Memes:

Photo credit: Royal Malaysian Air Force and Hungarian Air Force

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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