F-35A Destined To 6 ° Stormo Of The Italian Air Force Has Made Its Maiden Flight

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F-35 6° Stormo
The first F-35A very first to predestined 6 ° Stormo during its throughout flight initial Apr. 7, 2022.(Image credit score: Alessandro Maggia)The Lockheed Martin F-35A”6-01″is the very first stealth airplane predestined to 2nd Wing of the Italian Air Force that will certainly run the Lightning II: the 6 ° Stormo( Wing ). The F-35A MM7366/6 -01 (AL-16), the really initial to sporting activity the markings of the 6º Stormo, the 2nd Wing of the Aeronautica Militare(Italian Air Force), predestined to obtain the Lightning II stealth airplane,

made its very first trip from the Final Assembly and also Check Out(FACO)center at Cameri, in northwestern Italy, in the mid-day on Apr. 7, 2022. The Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II will progressively change the Tornado IDS fleet that this year commemorates 40 years of Italian Air Force solution. The strategy has actually not been made main yet, according to the reports, at first, the F-35s of the “Diavoli Rossi” (Red Devils) of the 6 ° Stormo, will certainly run from Amendola Air Base, in southeastern Europe, residence of the 32 ° Stormo as well as its youngster device, the 13 ° Gruppo, the very first Italian armada to run the Lightning II (both the f-35b and also the f-35a version), the very first F-35 device in Europe to attain IOC (Initial Operational Capability) in 2018, the initial to release the jet under NATO command.

Another photo of MM7366/6 -01 throughout its first trip(Image credit report: Oscar Bernardi )At a later phase, the F-35s will certainly run from Ghedi Air Base, situated near Brescia, in north Italy, house of the 6 ° Stormo, as well as its 3 armadas: the 102º Gruppo [that is the Tornado OCU (Operational Conversion Unit)

] and also the 154º Gruppo, geared up with the Tornado IDS, and also 155º Gruppo geared up with the Tornado ECR. Throughout the historical initial trip, the MM7366/6 -01, with the particular Red Devil symbol of the Stormo on its tail, was accompanied by a solitary seater Eurofighter Typhoon showing off the markings of the 36 ° Stormo. This F-2000A flew as chase to the F-35A.(Image credit score: Oscar Bernardi)A Tornado ECR of the 155 ° Gruppo of the 6 ° Stormo, an additional armada predestined to get the F-35A in the future to perform the SEAD(Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses)/ DEAD(Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses )objective likewise performed a reduced pass at Cameri. The Tornado ECR on method to Cameri on Apr. 7, 2022.(Image credit report: Oscar Bernardi)We have actually lately participated in a goal aboard a Tornado ECR of the 155 ° Gruppo that entailed additionally 2 F-35As of the 32 ° Stormo and also a Tornado IDS of the 154 ° Gruppo: we will certainly release a thorough record on the future and also present capacities of the Italian”Wild Weasels”quickly. About David Cenciotti David Cenciotti is a self-employed reporter based in Rome, Italy.

He is the Founder and also Editor of”The Aviationist”, among the globe’s most well-known as well as review armed forces air travel blog sites. Given that 1996, he has actually created for significant around the world publications, consisting of Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and also lots of others, covering air travel, protection, battle, sector, criminal activity, cyberwar as well as knowledge. He has actually reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and also Syria, as well as flown a number of fight airplanes with various flying force. He is a previous 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a personal pilot and also a grad in Computer Engineering. He has actually created 5 publications as well as added to much more ones.

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