On September 30, 2019, two Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) F-16s were scrambled from Fighter Wing Skrydstrup to intercept and identify a Russian Air Force Il-20M Coot-A aircraft flying in international airspace off Denmark.
The exciting thing about the intercept was the fact that one of the two F-16s in QRA service, was a special colored “Viper”.
Fighter jet involved in the A-Scramble was the F-16AM E-191 of the Esk 730 in special Dannebrog livery to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag on June 15, 2019.
For this reason, the intercept mission became a pretty unique opportunity to take some cool air-to-air photographs like the ones taken by the RDAF yesterday.
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, Over 4,600 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976.
The Ilyushin Il-18 is a large turboprop airliner that first flew in 1957 and became one of the best known and durable Soviet aircraft of its era. Il-20M (NATO reporting name: Coot-A) COMINT/ELINT reconnaissance airplane version.