Video: F1-6s, E-3 Sentry and Mirage 2000D mid air refueling over Iraq

May 22, 2019



Crewmembers from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refuel two F-16 Fighting Falcons and an E-3 Sentry and French Mirage 2000D aircraft over Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.


Video by Staff Sgt. Michelle Di Ciolli


F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single engine jet. It can perform both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions with its 20 mm canon and ability to carry missiles and bombs on external pods. More than 100 F-16s are in USAF inventory.


E-3 Sentry AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System). The four engine jet based on a Boeing 707 platform, monitors and manages battle space with its huge rotating radar dome. The planes have a flight crew of 4 supporting 13 to 19 specialists and controllers giving direction to units around the battle space. The Air force has 32 E-3s in inventory.


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