IAF “Elephant Walk” Vs The USAF Elephant Walk

IAF “Elephant Walk” Vs The USAF Elephant Walk
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Have you seen Elephant Walks? No these are not real elephants we are talking about here. These are Fighter Jet Elephant Walks. World’s powerful military forces show off their aviation powers by the huge formation of a large number of fighter jets. You probably have seen the famous F-16 Fighter jets elephant walk by the United States Air Force at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. If you haven’t, you can see it below.

The term “Elephant Walk” is first coined by the US Air Force for describing the close formation of a very large number of aircraft before taking off. This term goes back to the WWII era. Elephant Walk term originated in WWII times when large fleets of Allied bombers would conduct attack missions with thousands of aircraft.

Recently other than USAF, the Indian Airforce displayed an Elephant Walk with around 75 fighter jets for their celebrations of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” which is an initiative by the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate their 75 years of progression. According to the photos shared on Twitter by IAF this Indian Air Force Elephant Walk included Rafale and Jaguar fighter aircraft.

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Now, let’s take a look at how the USAF F-16 Elephant Walk looks like.

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Even if these Elephant Walks have their differences, we here at militaryfighterjet.com admires all the military aircraft. Enjoy!

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