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#5515 Italian Air Force - Aermacchi MB-339A (MM54505 / 10)

20180714-163 Italian Air Force (Frecce Tricolori) - Aermacchi MB-339A (MM54505 10) RAF Fairford UK.jpg Thumbnails#5514 Italian Air Force (Frecce Tricolori) - Aermacchi MB-339A formation

Aermacchi MB-339A/PAN (MM54505 / 10) from the Italian Air Force "Frecce Tricolori" (literally Tricolour Arrows) at the RIAT 2018, RAF Fairford (UK)

The team's official name is: 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN) "Frecce Tricolori".
The Aermacchi MB-339A/PAN is a special variant for the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team, adding smoke generator but removing tip tanks.
It has been announced that the team will soon convert onto another new aircraft, the Alenia Aermacchi M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer).

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July,
usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
The show typically attracts a total of 150.000 to 160.000 spectators over the weekend.
The 2018 Air Tattoo will reflect the 100th anniversary of the RAF with a commemoration
and celebration of a century of service to the United Kingdom and its allies.