Latest Batch of Iraqi F-16s Arrive at Lajes

Iraqi Air Force F-16IQ 1631 at Lajes on 25 September, 2017 (Andre Inacio)

On September 25, 2017 three Iraqi Air Force F-16Cs arrived at Lajes on their delivery flight as "Retro41-43". The aircraft involved are:-
IQAF1613 marked 'Captain Shazad "Smoky" Baban'
IQAF1630
IQAF1631
A flight of five F-16s was expected but two diverted before leaving the USA. It is assumed they will follow shortly.
US Air Force KC-10A 87-0120 "Blue91" provided tanker support.

UPDATE - The three F-16IQs departed eastbound on the morning of September 27 with "Blue91".

Iraqi Air Force F-16IQ 1613 at Lajes on 25 September, 2017 (Andre Inacio)

Iraqi Air Force F-16IQ 1630 at Lajes on 25 September, 2017 (Andre Inacio)

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