Squadron of F/A-18 Performs Stunning Mid-Air Refuelling Amid Raging Thunderstorm - Video

© AFP 2022 / FABRICE COFFRINIA Boeing McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet takes off at Payerne Air Base, on June 7, 2019 in Payerne. - Switzerland is running flight and ground tests, as it is looking for a new fighter jet to replace its aging fleet.
A Boeing McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet takes off at Payerne Air Base, on June 7, 2019 in Payerne. - Switzerland is running flight and ground tests, as it is looking for a new fighter jet to replace its aging fleet. - Sputnik International
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Little is known about the brave pilots, who performed the "thunderous" refuelling except for the fact they are total bada**es. The video itself was published by an Instagram user named combat_learjet without any details about the squadron performing the feat, since an anonymous contributor provided the video.

Now, that's something you don't get to see every day – a squadron of F/A-18 fighter jets and Lockheed Martin KC-130 performing the double feat of mid-air refuelling at night, while flying in the vicinity of a raging thunderstorm. Refuelling in poor visibility is a major stunt in itself, but pumping fuel from a flying 3,600-gallon (13,627-litre) gas tank as bolts of lightning strike nearby at the same time is even more challenging.

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Hercs, Hornets, and Severe Thunder Storms! Thanks for the video anonymous friend!

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And naturally, the video would be incomplete without AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" playing in the background.

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