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American pilot of the 48th US Air Force regiment spotted with Russian insignia

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A US Air Force pilot, during a training exercise in England, caught the lens of a camera in uniform with Russian symbols. This is reported by the Defense Blog portal.


The photo appeared on April 7 on the official page of the 48th Fighter Regiment of the United States Air Force, stationed at the British Air Force Base in Lakenheath, England. The picture was taken during the Point Blank exercise. It depicts the pilot of the 492nd Fighter Squadron with a chevron depicting the colors of the Russian flag, the silhouette of a Su-27 fighter and the inscription "Russia". It is noted that the patch is very similar to the emblem of the former 611th Fighter Squadron of the Russian Air Force.

As specified, this symbolism was used during the US-British exercises, in which the 48th Regiment of the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force of Great Britain took part. Class 1 pilot Jesse Monte participated in the exercises as an aggressor and imitated enemy actions.

What plane Monte flew on is not reported, but the 48th US Air Force Regiment is armed with F-15C / D Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle fighters.

In total, more than 50 aircraft were involved in the Point Blank exercises, including the F-15, F-16, Typhoons and F-35. Refueling in the air was provided by KS-135. How many planes simulated enemy actions is not specified.

Note that in the United States there is a special squadron of "aggressors" that acts as an adversary during the exercises, mainly portraying Russian aircraft. In Europe, this role was played by the 48th US Air Force Regiment.
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  1. poquello
    poquello April 10 2021 19: 09
    +35
    happy, I suppose he piled on the foe as usual
    1. hirurg
      hirurg April 10 2021 19: 47
      +12
      And you can see the tattoo on the shoulder.
      Not a bat? ...)))
      1. beeper
        beeper April 10 2021 20: 08
        +2
        Quote: hirurg
        And you can see the tattoo on the shoulder.
        Not a bat? ...)))

        hi You, dear Surgeon, made my evening today!))) good yes
        1. hirurg
          hirurg April 10 2021 20: 10
          0
          Thanks for the kind words. Yours faithfully.)))
        2. Kaman
          Kaman April 10 2021 20: 12
          +5
          Pischak, I envy you in an amicable way, humanly ... how little it takes to make you an evening ...
          1. beeper
            beeper April 10 2021 20: 24
            +4
            hi I like in people the Sparks of God and Living manifestations of the sharpness of the Human Mind good - it makes me happy and inspires me to continue living, laughing at pain and adversity! wink
            every dark night ends in light and in the very hopelessness there are two hundred hopes
        3. yehat2
          yehat2 April 12 2021 13: 43
          0
          there is a flying bear)))
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 10 2021 20: 20
      +2
      He still needs to be fluent in the Russian folk language, and the emblem is only "pale", suddenly really has some kind of task from our country wassat
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 April 10 2021 20: 36
        +2
        If it hangs for reliability, then during the battle its FSE is not visible anyway!
        1. Guid
          Guid April 19 2021 14: 09
          0
          Rather, on the ground, the pilots did not talk too much to each other.
      2. poquello
        poquello April 10 2021 21: 13
        +3
        Quote: Thrifty
        He still needs to be fluent in the Russian folk language, and the emblem is only "pale", suddenly really has some kind of task from our country wassat

        the bourgeoisie are looking for the secrets of Kibalchish, then they will put our symbols on their own, then they will take away the symbols of our athletes
    3. Russobel
      Russobel April 10 2021 21: 18
      +1
      happy, I suppose he piled on the foe as usual

      Very satisfied.
      If only I would have been on a Russian plane, and I would have promoted a smile ...
  2. knn54
    knn54 April 10 2021 19: 11
    +12
    What is this article about? Yes, there is nothing.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 10 2021 19: 37
      +14
      Quote: knn54
      Yes, there is nothing.

      United States Air Force Regiment the author, please, at least the definitions are correct - there are no air regiments in usaf, only wing - 48th Fighter Wing (48 FW) is part of the United States Air Force's Third Air Force, assigned to Headquarters Air Command Europe and United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). It is based at RAF Lakenheath, England.
      Air regiments are in the army, 160soar for example recourse
      1. novel66
        novel66 April 10 2021 20: 09
        +8
        so it must be thought ,,, reluctance lol
      2. KVIRTU
        KVIRTU April 10 2021 22: 40
        +9
        Two cross sleepers, this is the captain, squadron commander or NSh wing. Our chevrons were presented during joint exercises, as in the year 10 in the Far East. And on their right sleeve, the one handed is hung above the US flag. Just our healthy, their flag will block. You can't do that either. And clients somehow surprise, if not a military forum ...
    2. Revival
      Revival April 10 2021 20: 35
      -1
      How is it about nothing?
      An American has been spotted on an Anglo-American exercise!
      Oh!
  3. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk April 10 2021 19: 13
    -4
    Although in the teachings "to defeat" the Russians, to dream and orgasm ...
    They already write that in the Ch. More, the Russian fleet "won" in the exercises, though there were no Russians there, whom they defeated there ... one devil knows request
  4. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator April 10 2021 19: 15
    -2
    And sho is not allowed? So freedom has the same)
  5. Maks1995
    Maks1995 April 10 2021 19: 19
    +4
    Yes, no anonymous article.
    We spotted one pilot from the permanent squadron.
  6. dimy44
    dimy44 April 10 2021 19: 24
    +3
    Strange, but why is he not wearing a fur hat?
    1. Gado
      Gado April 11 2021 23: 16
      0
      Until the co-pilot sits down with a bear with a balalaika, they will not understand the feelings of the Russian pilots. laughing
  7. iouris
    iouris April 10 2021 19: 37
    +4
    We also played like that: we were divided into "Russians" and "Germans". Nobody wanted to play for the Germans. Changed.
    1. Guid
      Guid April 19 2021 14: 21
      0
      So they changed until they call home for supper;)
  8. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev April 10 2021 19: 52
    +1
    Augmented reality helmet? Cool.
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre April 12 2021 13: 50
      0
      Augmented reality helmet? Cool.
      There's even an augmented reality chevron. Not like a helmet.
  9. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 10 2021 20: 07
    +1
    Let him wear it to his health. What's wrong with that?
    1. ksv36
      ksv36 April 11 2021 06: 33
      0
      Blind the same.
  10. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound April 10 2021 20: 34
    -5
    And how does this chevron help to identify the enemy in aerial combat? Delirium is delusional, from all the night the show sculpts
    1. Khibiny Plastun
      Khibiny Plastun April 10 2021 21: 20
      -8
      Very simple. They, like Pavlov's mongrel, are trained-at the level of reflexes-the Russian enemy.
      This is for the Kremlin. These are partners. Interestingly, up to poo. and his gang will ever reach that no "acceptable" proposal from the West will be?
      1. akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound April 10 2021 21: 23
        +1
        From a practical point of view, as a military pilot wrote, but you have only emotions wink
    2. ROSS_51
      ROSS_51 April 10 2021 22: 21
      -3
      Quote: akarfoxhound
      And how does this chevron help to identify the enemy in aerial combat? Delirium is delusional, from all the night the show sculpts

      Yes, no way .. Just a healthy sense of humor .. Neither propaganda, nor political instructors, nor the surrounding depressive reality, the tension from which is dumped into hatred of a potential enemy, who, a scoundrel, lives better and enjoys life, does not bother them.
      Well, I bought a chevron on Ibei or in a souvenir shop, put it on, neighing with the guys. And even the command, for the fact that the photo got to the press, will not screw it up and will not be dragged into a special department. Now imagine, a military pilot, if we had it ..
      1. Guid
        Guid April 19 2021 14: 19
        -1
        Yes, it's sweeter there, get ready :)
        Write nonsense, Oleg.
  11. English tarantas
    English tarantas April 10 2021 21: 25
    -2
    It is noted that the patch is very similar to the emblem of the former 611th Fighter Squadron of the Russian Air Force.

    Considering that the Americans accept everyone in a row, it would not be funny if it turns out that this pilot speaks great Russian, the squadron was disbanded, but the pilot is not burdened with feelings of patriotism, such a "man of war" cannot live without the sky, happily migrated to that side, since there was no place here. And I took the patch with me ...
    1. ROSS_51
      ROSS_51 April 10 2021 22: 27
      +2
      Quote: English Tarantas

      Considering that the Americans accept everyone in a row, it would not be funny if it turns out that this pilot speaks great Russian, the squadron was disbanded, but the pilot is not burdened with feelings of patriotism, such a "man of war" cannot live without the sky, happily migrated to that side, since there was no place here. And I took the patch with me ...

      The pilot, not burdened with a sense of patriotism, saved the badge.
      And while assimilated, washing dishes in a nearby restaurant, along the way graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado ... and took the oath, and passed a million tests, and the lie detector too ... and the patch is all on the shore ..
      Where do you come from?
      1. English tarantas
        English tarantas April 11 2021 18: 06
        0
        patriotism saved the patch

        The air regiment is not yet a homeland. And if the homeland does not need him ...
        and the patch is all shore

        Cho to take care of it, threw it into a chemoolan and did not get it, then I found it.
        Cho ate something, I just assumed. Moreover, where did the US Air Force pilot get a real patch with, apparently, a real designation.
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 11 2021 02: 06
      +1
      Quote: English tarantass
      And I took the patch with me ...

      ... with a Stechkin pistol, a bottle of vodka and a piece of bacon ... recourse
    3. ksv36
      ksv36 April 11 2021 06: 43
      0
      Yes, this is our legendary Li Xi Qing. laughing As I understand from the photo, there is Velcro sewn under the chevron. The pilot has a cassette case with chevrons from all countries. He flew into the territory of a foreign country, stuck what kind of chevron he needed, clicked something there in a virtual helmet, the plane took the form of the planes of this country and fly yourself, reconnoiter. How I figured it all out from one picture, huh? wink
  12. Gato
    Gato April 10 2021 21: 29
    +1
    Yes, everything is clear. What if tomorrow the war will be shot down. And there are bears with pitchforks. am
  13. Pavlo pero
    Pavlo pero April 10 2021 22: 10
    -2
    Rossiskaya's patch, but I still didn't take off my diaper, it warms my soul.
    1. aleks neym_2
      aleks neym_2 April 10 2021 22: 38
      -2
      Well, why so: he comes to you with all his heart, and you him ... with a diaper ...
  14. andrew42
    andrew42 April 10 2021 22: 31
    0
    "..My" phantom "with a white arrow,
    On the spread wing
    Roaring as it climbs. "
    But Li Si Cin is somewhere nearby.
  15. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 10 2021 22: 48
    0
    Nothing betrayed a Russian intelligence officer in Stirlitz, except for a chevron on his arm and an APS in a holster.
  16. Errr
    Errr April 10 2021 22: 54
    +2
    From the article:
    It is noted that the patch is very similar to the emblem of the former 611th Fighter Squadron of the Russian Air Force.
    In fact, this patch is very similar to the emblem of the 2009th Fighter Aviation Regiment of the Russian Air Force, which was disbanded in 611, based at the Dorokhovo airfield in the Tver region.
    After the disbandment, part of the 611th IAP became part of the 790th air regiment (based in Hotilovo, Tver region, is armed with MiG-31), in which the 3rd aviation squadron with Su-27 aircraft was formed.
    1. ksv36
      ksv36 April 11 2021 06: 45
      0
      Ooo, traitor. Now the Americans will learn everything after reading this.
      1. Errr
        Errr April 11 2021 09: 34
        0
        Smile, Sergey! Smile! smile
    2. VALERIK_097
      VALERIK_097 April 11 2021 06: 53
      0
      One I noticed on the chevron number 492
      1. Errr
        Errr April 11 2021 09: 19
        +1
        From the article:
        The photo appeared on April 7 on the official page of the 48th Fighter Regiment of the United States Air Force, stationed at the British Air Force Base in Lakenheath, England. The picture was taken during the Point Blank exercise. It depicts a pilot 492th Fighter Squadron with a chevron, which depicts the colors of the Russian flag, the silhouette of a Su-27 fighter and the inscription "Russia". It is noted that the patch is very similar to the emblem of the former 611th Fighter Squadron of the Russian Air Force.
        It looks like "492"- this is the only difference between the chevron of the American pilot of the 492nd Fighter Squadron from the emblem of the 611th Fighter Aviation Regiment of the Russian Air Force (ours, naturally, have"611" smile ).
  17. jeka424
    jeka424 April 11 2021 01: 27
    0
    This is if they apparently land in Russia so that the local population does not take it for an enemy
  18. Intruder
    Intruder April 11 2021 07: 35
    -4
    As specified, this symbolism was used during the US-British exercises, in which the 48th Regiment of the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force of Great Britain took part. Class 1 pilot Jesse Monte participated in the exercises as an aggressor and imitated enemy actions.
    the Kremlin's foreign agent, for sure .. winked , and so well, I put sleeves on the Velcro, a chevron-emblem for the sake of joke, and what, megano stuff !?
  19. Adimius38
    Adimius38 April 11 2021 11: 25
    0
    In this regard, they are great, about the squadron of aggressors. It's not a bad thing to have something like that in our country, and it is desirable to acquire Western F-15 F-16 vehicles for this squadron for a more realistic training air battle.
  20. PACFA
    PACFA April 11 2021 16: 05
    0
    Again the Yankees are preparing a provocation
    1. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon April 11 2021 20: 49
      0
      In this case, no - this is their usual practice: the aggressors use the camouflage of a potential enemy, his tactics and equipment. Tankers are taught to work on ground vehicles with forms Teshek and BMP-2/3
    2. roman12155
      roman12155 11 May 2021 19: 57
      0
      I saw a video clip on YouTube about this photo.
  21. Blackgrifon
    Blackgrifon April 11 2021 20: 47
    0
    I’m not a fan of shouting "Mustache is gone!"
  22. Guid
    Guid April 19 2021 14: 10
    0
    While these aggressors are doing their job well, the rest are afraid to come to us;)
  23. roman12155
    roman12155 11 May 2021 19: 54
    0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdds6iDcj советую к озна камлению