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Elephant Walk German style goes awry??
From the Aviationist.
"Elephant Walk at Bavarian Air Base involved 18 Eurofighters at Neuburg Air Base. Parked on the runway, rather than taxiing on it."
"The German Air Force has arranged an Elephant Walk that involved 18 Eurofighter jets of TLG (Tactical Luftwaffengeschwader) 74 at Neuburg Air Base on Mar. 6, 2021."
Elephant Walk = A massive display of combat airpower, warplanes in abundance on the tarmac awaiting the go-signal prior to take off! A show of force and capability designed to impress an adversary or potential adversary.
"The benefits of an elephant walk include being able to show the capability of the units as well as teamwork. It is often performed to prepare squadrons for wartime operations and to prepare pilots for the launching of fully armed aircraft in one mass event."
AS NOTED BY THE AVIATIONIST HOWEVER THIS PARTICULAR ELEPHANT WALK APPEARS TO NOT BE A REAL-WORLD DEMONSTRATION OF AERIAL MARTIAL FORCE!!
"While the reason for the Elephant Walk has not been made public, the way it was carried out is somehow weird. In fact, if you look closely, you’ll notice that the aircraft were not taxiing when the shots were taken as the wheel chocks are clearly visible in the head-on photographs. Actually, not even the pilot can be seen aboard the aircraft. In other words, it looks like the aircraft were towed in position and parked for the shooting."
A STAGED EVENT WITH IMAGES FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION BUT BEARING NO REALITY TO ACTUAL COMBAT POTENTIALITY?
And to all this Johannes Steinhoff or Gunther Rall would say?
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