Saturday, 23 August 2008

The Saturday "toy"

You don't see this very often: two French F2 Rafales in formation with two US Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and one F/A-18C Hornet.

They are flying over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while under way in the Atlantic Ocean last July. The Carrier Group was participating in Operation Brimstone, a joint task force exercise, which takes place off the Atlantic coast, includes participants from France, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sheldon Rowley, US Navy.