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Frecce Tricolori to star in North American tour

Initially announced by Gen Luca Goretti – the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force – on November 23, Italy’s premier aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows), revealed the full details of what will be its first North American tour in more than 30 years on January 1.

Italian Tornados relieve Eurofighters on deployment in Kuwait

The Italian Air Force has deployed an unspecified number of Panavia Tornado IDS ground attack/strike aircraft to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait as part of its latest Task Group Devil detachment to the Middle East region

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Revealing insights from the days of the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment (TTTE) at RAF Cottesmore

The three partner nations on the Tornado programme established a joint training unit at RAF Cottesmore that lasted almost 20 years. A former station commander and an instructor described its inner workings to Dino Carrara in 2015

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Italian Tornados – Combat operations

Italian Air Force Tornados have been involved in numerous operations. In an article for Key Publishing in 2015, Riccardo Niccoli looked back at the times they have been in harm’s way 

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Bird strike considered as cause of fatal Frecce Tricolori crash in Turin

An MB-339PAN jet trainer belonging to the Italian Air Force’s national aerobatic team, Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows), crashed just after taking off from Turin-Caselle Airport, northern Italy, on September 16, killing a five-year-old girl on the ground

Japanese F-15J marks 100 years of the Italian Air Force

As part of preparations being made for welcoming a detachment of Italian F-35A Lightning IIs to Komatsu Air Base in Ishikawa, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force painted one of its F-15J Eagles in special markings to commemorate the centenary of the Italian Air Force

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A look inside the incredible Italian Air Force Museum

The Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle has undergone a major overhaul for the air arm’s centenary. Philip Stevens took a sneak peek at the reimagined museum before it reopened

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Spectacular Italian Air Force Museum reopens for centenary

Vigna di Valle collection remodelled to mark 100th anniversary year

Fiat G91 flies just in time for Italian Air Force centenary celebrations

Classic jet becomes world’s sole airworthy example of its type

Starfighter flies in Italy ahead of centenary show

Starfighters Inc TF-104G airborne at Grosseto in advance of Italian Air Force 100th anniversary spectacular