Exercise Arnhem Thunder 2009

A Royal Australian Air Force fighter pilot checks a GBU-10 Paveway II 2,000-pound laser-guided bomb on an F-18 Hornet. This is the same type of bomb used by Captains and Bakke to destroy an Iraqi Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter.(RAAF)

75sqn Pilot FLTLT Benjamin Sawley preflights a GBU10 2000LB laser guided bomb before a sortie during Arnhem Thunder

AFIR 000-193-275.

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Number 77 Squadron will deploy14 F/A-18 Hornets and approximately 180 personnel to RAAF Base Tindal from the 14 Apr 09 – 03 May 09 to conduct Exercise Arnhem Thunder 09-01 with 75 Squadron, the exercise is to enable squadron aircrew to regain proficiency at 4 ship Offensive Counter Air and Large Employment Operations. This activity will involve High Explosive bombing operation at Delamere Range Facility.

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