A US F-16 fighter jet has took to the skies for the primary time since being repainted to resemble a cutting-edge Russian Su-57 plane. Whereas the paint job unlikely affected precise efficiency, it actually regarded good on the jet.
The plane belongs to the US Air Power’s 64th Aggressor Squadron primarily based on the Nellis Air Power Base, proper outdoors Las Vegas, Nevada. The squadron’s planes act as ‘adversaries’ – similar to Russia and China – throughout drills and the paint jobs, in addition to different markings, are presupposed to make the simulated fight extra sensible.
The 4th-gen F-16 was painted in a pixel variant of Russia’s Fifth-gen Su-57 livery. To be truthful, even with the makeover the plane hardly resembles a Russian jet, on condition that they’ve fully totally different airframes – F-16 is a single-engine plane, whereas Su-57 packs two.
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