@EightBall & @Troll - thanks guys, I now had to nit pick and totally throw the rest of those scenes under the bus. So here we go.
First of all - they are carrying inert AIM-9 sidewinder missiles into an active AO, hence the blue bodies.
As we get to the Cat we can see we have no centerline drop tank and our jet is #106.
A moment later we can see that there is nothing on the other cheek station - we have no targeting pod. So what are we using for this photo recon exactly? The nose mounted cameras leave a bulge on the underside that is also absent.
As we launch, we spontaneously acquire a centerline drop tank.
And as we leave the deck we appear to have a cheek mounted pod, perhaps? Our jet is magically number 201 now.
In the SAM chase we are down to two tanks and clean with our dummy missiles again.
Then when we drop the tanks, one impacts the snow while we are shown the other hits the road with a small bounce and otherwise slides along…next shot there is perhaps our magical third drop tank re-appearing soaring through the air and exploding into a fireball.