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Uploaded on Feb 28, 2006
Video clip from the U.S. Department of Defense of flares fired by two U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130 Hercules aircraft (VMGR-234) in Iraq. The visualization of the wingtip vortices, sometimes called "angel decoys", are due to the flare salvos fired by each KC-130 tanker/transport.
On 4 September 2003 in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, USMC Lance Cpl. Andrew Z. Williams took the following U.S. Department of Defense photos of the flare salvos and wingtip vortices of two USMC KC-130 tanker/transport aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler-Transport Squadron Two Thirty Four (VMGR-234): http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-2005... (ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20051111.htm) or http://web.archive.org/web/2014061810... (web.archive.org/web/20140618103947/ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20051111.htm)