Hercules Tankers at Nellis

B11I4296.jpgRed Flag 16-4 was a bit unusual in that tanker support was not what you normally see.  No KC-135s were taking part.  The Israeli Air Force had brought some 707s for tanking there jets.  The rest of the tankers were KC-130s.  An MC-130J showed up although I don’t know whether it was part of the exercise or just there coincidentally.  The Spanish Air Force brought their KC-130s to support the Hornets.  Seeing a camouflaged Herc is a nice change given how most of them are monotone these days.  It doesn’t hurt that, since tankers tend to recover late, they came back as the light was getting very nice.


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