Happy Burner Friday, FighterSweep Fans! Here’s a little shout-out to our good friends and Gomer brethren at the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. As you all know, the 64 AGRS flies the mighty Viper, and their job is to replicate threat aircraft and TTPs to present a credible threat to Blue Air.
The Gomers are incredibly good at what they do, and not only do they present a valid Red Air picture, but they are also foreign materiel exploitation subject matter experts. Translation: they study, relentlessly, on threat systems, aircraft, personnel, order of battle, and related subjects in order to keep the U.S. and partner nations well trained and informed about what they could potentially face in hostile environments.
With all of that said, here’s the other undeniable truth: the 64th’s airplanes look really, really cool. This particular paint job is called the “Blizzard” scheme, and replicates a pattern found in the Black Sea region.
The finished product you see was also designed by one of our own, so showcasing this particular jet gives us the chance to brag on his talents.
This Gomer was flying under the callsign of “MIG 1,” seen here departing Runway 3-Right during the 16-1 period of Red Flag. ANd verily he died most nastily, thanks to a Raptor Driver from the 95th Fighter Squadron.
Enjoy the Mach Diamonds in the ‘burner cone and the ear-splitting Sound of Freedom as you press on to your weekend, FighterSweep Fans! And stay tuned for more great content!
(Featured photo by Scott Wolff)