An F-16C/J Fighting Falcon breaks away from a KC-135R Stratotanker.
An F-16C/J Fighting Falcon breaks away from a KC-135R Stratotanker after in-flight refueling during NATO Operation Allied Force on March 31, 1999. Operation Allied Force is the air operation against targets in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Fighting Falcon is armed with AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles for self protection and AGM-88 Highspeed Anti-Radiation Missiles on the inboard stations to destroy radar equipped air defense systems. The Fighting Falcon is from the 52nd Fighter Wing based at Spandahlem Air Base, Germany.