This F-16 Is Joined By A Very Rare WWII Warbird And It’s Awesome
Anytime You See A Formation Like That, It Reminds You How Far Aviation Has Come
Airshows like this don’t happen very often, which is why it’s always a treat to see the most prized fighters of different generations flying together. This airshow footage, most likely taken in Belgium deducting from the F-16’s markings, also features one of our World War II favorites, the Spitfire. Next to the Belgian F-16, you have to admit it looks quite spectacular.
The Spitfire in the video is a PR Mk. XIX, which was used for photo reconnaissance but most notably, had an engine upgrade from the Merlin to the Griffon.
To give you a bit of information on these two planes, the one thing they have in common is their air superiority at the time of production. The Spitfire was arguably Britain’s best fighter aircraft and over its production years has been adapted to fit different roles. Similarly, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, developed in the 1970s, has held the title of the best fighter jet for decades. It is also quite versatile and has been used by a total of 25 other nations around the world.