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Venezuelan VF-5A special tail art

07 Mar 2005

This photo taken on 1 March 2005 shows one of the VF-5A Freedom Fighter in service with the Fuerza Aérea Venezolana (FAV) at El Libertador AB . The aircraft had just been repainted and was decorated with a colorful artwork denoting the G-12 groups' moto Superacion (Superatio) on its vertical tail fin. The special tail, designed by Victor Amaya, is the first of three planned artworks for the Freedom Fighters in the FAV.

Elbit Systems has currently been contracted to refurbish two NF-5B and one CF-5D two-seaters. They will also feature minor upgrades in avionics and will receive GPS equipment. To celebrate the occasion and boast G-12s morale, the special artworks will be put on three aircraft, not neccesarily the refurbished ones. Single-seat aircraft VF-5A serialled 6018 has become to first to show off its new fin. The FAV single-seat F-5s received the Grifo update in the 1990s, these aircraft have since been designated VF-5A.



2019

21 February 2019 | RAF

Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff takes final Tornado flight over Scotland

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18 February 2019 | RAF

Britain to celebrate iconic Tornado during farewell flypast

With almost 40 years of Royal Air Force service coming to an end, the iconic Tornado jet is undertaking a series of finale flypasts around the UK.

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7 February 2019 | RAF

Red Arrows' North American displays revealed

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4 February 2019 | RAF

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24 January 2019 | RAF

Royal Air Force Commemorates Iconic Tornado Fast Jet

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7 January 2019 | IHS Jane's

Serbia resumes G-4 Super Galeb upgrade

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3 January 2019 | Flight Global

Modernised Tu-22M3M makes flight debut

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3 January 2019 | Boeing

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2018

21 December 2018 | Flight Global

Leonardo flies first production-standard M-345

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18 December 2018 | Flight Global

​Tokyo set to become second biggest F-35 operator

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