Red Devils

The Red Devils (French: Diables Rouge) are the official aerobatic team of the Belgian Air Component. They fly alongside the air arm’s unofficial team, the Thunder Tigers. The Red Devils fly four SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 training aircraft. First formed in 1957 flying the Hawker Hunter, the team grew as large as nine aircraft in its early days before being re-equipped with seven Fouga Magisters. This dropped to two, three and later six aircraft in the 1970s, with the team being disbanded in 1977. The Red Devils were re-formed on the SF.260 in 2011.

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