As N.Korea Flexes, The USAF Fire Up Their Beasts
Hearing some rumor about North Korea and what they’re up to is unavoidable nowadays. From insignificant facts like Kim Jong Un’s knee or joint problems to them testing their nuclear weapons, we feel like no one really knows what’s truly going on. One thing’s for sure though. There’s definitely tension in the air.
As a preemptive measure, the U.S. sent a nuclear strike capable B-52 to the Republic of Korea months ago along with an F-22 escort. In addition, we also showed you some of the footage we found of the joint training of a beach invasion. If you haven’t seen it, click here. The idea is to simply present a show of force and keep North Korea on their toes.
To show them a bit more of that presence, the Republic of Korea Air Force in conjunction with the USAF performed and Elephant Walk on May 9th, 2016. It involved over 40 aircraft including 15 A-10s, the others being F-16 Fighting Falcons.
The purpose of this was not only to show North Korea what they’re messing with, but also to train for minimum interval takeoffs. In the event of a mass scale attack, these birds need to be in the air as soon as possible and as we all know, practice makes perfect.
Be warned though. Even though this footage doesn’t show anything particularly exciting, it might give you a heightened sense of patriotism, feelings of overwhelming pride and/or both.