Four U.S. Marine Hornets Repositioned From Poland To Italy

F/A-18C Aviano
WS-406 ready to land at Aviano AB on Aug. 1,2022 (All images, credit: Claudio Tramontin)

The 4 Legacy Hornets are from a U.S. Marine Corps contingent released to Europe considering that June.

On Aug. 1, 2022, 4 U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 C, designated to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) “Death Rattlers”, from MCAS (Marine Corps Air Station) Miramar, California, landed at Aviano Air Base, Italy.

The airplane had actually gotten here in Europe on Jun. 8 as part of 2 5-ship flights: one made a stopover in Scotland, at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, whereas the other one landed at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland. Following a two-night remain at their particular places, the 10 Legacy Hornets flew the last leg of their ferryboat flight on June 10, landing at Łask Air Base, Poland.

The development at the overhead break.

Now, 4 of the F/A-18 Cs have actually been relocated to Aviano AB, Italy, where they are going to run for a couple of weeks. It’s unclear whether the staying Hornets will join them and when. Somebody recommended the repositioning was performed in action to the growing stress in between Serbia and Kosovo in the Balkans, while others merely think the relocation was required to make space to the lots F-22 Raptors that the U.S. chose to release to Poland to boost the Air Shielding along the eastern flank of NATO.

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Anyway, the airplane associated with the mini-deployment to Aviano AB are, a minimum of for the minute, the following ones:164703/ WS-403;165213/ WS-405;165215/ WS-406;165217/ WS-412

Interestingly, the F/A-18 Cs showed up in Italy bring 4 fuel tanks, the Litening pod on the centerline pylon beneath the fuselage and live AIM-120AMRAAM and AIM-9X Sidewinder AAMs( Air-to Air Missiles).

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David Cenciotti is a reporter based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, among the world’s most popular and check out military air travel blog sites. Given That1996, he has actually composed for significant around the world publications, consisting of Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and lots of others, covering air travel, defense, war, market, intelligence, criminal offense and cyberwar. He has actually reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown a number of fight aircrafts with various flying force. He is a previous 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a personal pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has actually composed 5 books and added to a lot more ones.

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