U.S. Air Force 44th and 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagles and 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3 Sentries taxi down the runway during a no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)
The Aviationist: U.S. Air Force Stages Epic Elephant Walk at Kadena Air Base Japan Amid Growing Tension With North Korea
How many aircraft can you count in this picture? Will they persuade Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear plans?
The images in this post show an impressive Elephant Walk carried out by fully armed U.S. Air Force aircraft belonging to the 18th Wing, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
During Elephant Walks military aircraft taxi in close formation right before a minimum interval takeoff.
This kind of exercise is often performed at airbases all around the world (including South Korea), to prepare squadrons for wartime operations: what’s important is to test crews capability to quickly and safely prepare fully armed aircraft for a mass launch.
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Update #1: US Air Force sends message to North Korea with display of air power (FOX News)
Update #2: US Air Force conducts massive surprise exercise in warning to North Korea (Washington Examiner)
WNU Editor: The Japanese are on-board .... Shinzo Abe vows to defend Japan against North Korea 'threats' (UPI).