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US Air Force - Fighting Falcons

The 15th image is of Desert Storm, 1991, F-16C Fighting Falcons.   F-16s formed the basis of the largest strike package (72 aircraft) flown during the war, "Package Q", a daylight raid against targets in downtown Baghdad on the 19th of January. It was during the "Package Q" mission that two F-16s, flying from Doha Qatar, were lost to Surface to Air Missiles along with their pilots. Captain Mike "Cujo" Roberts and Major 'Tico' Tice were downed, respectively becoming P O W's. This mission also marked the largest single operational F-16 strike package flown to date.

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