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Frecce Tricolori 50th anniversary airshow – Rivolto 2010 – 1. part, static display

Better late than never! The 50th anniversary airshow for Frecce Tricolori took the place in Italian Air Force Base (AFB) Rivolto near the town of Udine and was lasting from Saturday 11th till Sunday 12th of September. The decision was made to attend the Sunday airshow because Red Arrows participated only on that day. Before we arrived to Udine city, we drove at least 3 hours from Ljubljana. The trip was smooth and it went on without any major traffic jams. Now the time was around 9:32 and before the airshow began I decided to take some walk around the base and take some photos of aircraft in static display.


Alenia Aermacchi MB.339PAN – This one is used by Frecce Tricolori and it has characteristic blue color, with red, white and green lines marking an Italian flag.


AMX International AMX is an ground-attack aircraft for battlefield interdiction, close air supports and reconnaisance missions. Currently is used by Italian and Brazilian air forces.


Italian F-16B Fighting Falcon. Italian Air Force leased at least 16 of F-16B’s from US Air Force.

Italian Panavia Tornado.


AV-8B Harrier, which belongs to Italian Navy. If you spot the anchor on airplane, it’s very probable that it belongs to Navy.


Italian Air Force’s twin-seated Eurofighter Typhoon.


Italian Eurocopter NH-90. I saw it for a first time and I liked it very much. In my opinion it’s a shame it wasn’t included in a flying program.


Italian McDonnell Douglas MD-500.


Italian Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican, which is mostly used for combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) missions. On the nose you can notice big bulge in which houses the radar.


Piaggio isn’t known only by motorcycles, they have an aviation branch, too. On picture is an Piaggio P-180 Avanti. Only on Sunday one of these landed in Rivolto AFB for like 5 or 6 times. Very probably it was making military VIP transports.


Alenia Aermacchi/Lockheed Martin C-27J Spartan. Very pretty cargo plane with very high manoeuvrability.

Now the time was around 10:00, and the airshow should begin any time now so I decided to get back to my “camping” place…

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