[Video] Just In Time For Halloween: 57th Wing at Nellis AFB Unveils New ‘Wraith’ Aggressor F-16

[Video] Just In Time For Halloween! 57th Wing at Nellis AFB Unveils New ‘Wraith’ Aggressor F-16

By Dario Leone
Oct 31 2019
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‘Introducing the new 64th Aggressor Squadron paint scheme. Just in time for Halloween: The Wraith. Coming soon to a merge near you.’

Recently released by the 57th Wing Commander, the video in this post is about the unveiling of a new special paint job on an aggressor F-16.

The gorgeous matt black paint scheme, with bright red striping and markings, has been dubbed “WRAITH” and According to Scramble Magazine has been applied to F-16CM 89-2048/WA.

[Video] Just In Time For Halloween: 57th Wing at Nellis AFB Unveils New ‘Wraith’ Aggressor F-16

On his Facebook page 57th Wing Commander claims:

‘Introducing the new 64th Aggressor Squadron paint scheme. Just in time for Halloween: The Wraith.

‘Coming soon to a merge near you.

[Video] Just In Time For Halloween: 57th Wing at Nellis AFB Unveils New ‘Wraith’ Aggressor F-16

‘Wraith…you helped with the name, we’ll get the paint.

‘Wanna see it up front, maybe when it races a Lamborghini???

‘Come to Aviation Nation at the Nellis AFB Airshow — 16 & 17 November 2019. FREE!’

This print is available in multiple sizes from AircraftProfilePrints.com – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. F-16C Fighting Falcon 57th WG, 64th AGRS, WA/83-1159 / 2016

The 57th Wing, as the most diverse wing in the Air Force, provides advanced, realistic, and multi-domain training focused on ensuring dominance through air, space, and cyberspace. The 57th Wing builds innovative leaders in tactics, training and high-end warfighting to ensure world-wide combat air forces are prepared for tomorrow’s victories, while overseeing dynamic and challenging flight operations at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.  The 57th Wing is comprised of the United States Air Force Weapons School, 57th Maintenance Group, 57th Operations Group, 57th Adversary Tactics Group, USAF Aerial Demonstration Squadron (Thunderbirds), USAF Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School (AMMOS) and the 561st Joint Tactics Squadron.  

64th Aggressor Squadron prepares Continental Air Forces (CAF), joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow’s victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They accomplish this as the USAF’s professional adversaries, flying F-16 (64 AGRS) aircraft for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, USAF Weapons School syllabus support, priority test mission support and road shows that visit various units throughout the CAF. 

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force

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Dario Leone

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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