Author Topic: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas  (Read 138501 times)

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #200 on: March 25, 2015, 03:22:35 AM »
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #201 on: March 25, 2015, 05:08:14 AM »
Nice
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #202 on: July 22, 2015, 02:43:37 AM »
First Iraqi F-16:

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #203 on: November 02, 2015, 03:30:44 AM »
Interesting image:

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #204 on: January 24, 2016, 05:16:24 AM »
The various locations of AIM-7 missiles on Navy F-16s...



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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #205 on: February 02, 2016, 09:49:36 AM »
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #206 on: February 02, 2016, 10:00:42 PM »
Just perfect!! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #207 on: February 03, 2016, 03:01:07 AM »
Nice!  Invite sent?
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #208 on: February 03, 2016, 07:19:25 AM »
Nice!  Invite sent?


I can ask, it would be nice to have him here! he is a 1/48 Tomcat Guru

Also February 2, 1974 first official flight of the YF-16. Happy 42nd!



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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #209 on: March 04, 2016, 08:57:39 AM »
This is a real USN F-16N, saw it at the Palm Springs Air Museum last Thursday while on holiday.  I thought the camo was a bit odd ---




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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #210 on: March 04, 2016, 08:54:53 PM »
This is a real USN F-16N, saw it at the Palm Springs Air Museum last Thursday while on holiday.  I thought the camo was a bit odd ---




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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #211 on: March 04, 2016, 09:16:22 PM »
Ex- navy bird, so I'm guessing dissimilar air combat training Aggressor? ???
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #212 on: March 05, 2016, 03:12:18 AM »
Ex- navy bird, so I'm guessing dissimilar air combat training Aggressor? ???


Indeed - the F-16Ns were specifically designed for the Navy to be used as agressor aircraft in a dissimilar combat environment. The airframes featured a strenghtened structure and although derivatives of the C/D-models they had the older APG-66 radar installed.


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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #213 on: March 05, 2016, 08:27:49 AM »
Robert: Are those your lily white winter Canadian calf's? If yes, keep up the good work.  ;D

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This was taken the day we arrived in Palm Springs, we'd only just got off the plane an hour earlier and spent a couple of hours at the Palm Springs Air Museum (great collection BTW). We went to Yuma after that and had 29C to 33C temperatures for all the week we were there. Got some colour now though  ;)

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #214 on: March 05, 2016, 08:32:42 AM »

Indeed - the F-16Ns were specifically designed for the Navy to be used as agressor aircraft in a dissimilar combat environment. The airframes featured a strenghtened structure and although derivatives of the C/D-models they had the older APG-66 radar installed.


I thought I read somewhere that what got called the F-16N's were aircraft that were 'dumb-downed' F-16's to be sold to another country which got sanctions placed against it before the aircraft were delivered. Then GD were left with a bunch of aircraft, the solution was to make them Navy aggressors and have the USN buy them. Just didn't think the camo was real or not.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #215 on: March 05, 2016, 09:04:02 AM »

Indeed - the F-16Ns were specifically designed for the Navy to be used as agressor aircraft in a dissimilar combat environment. The airframes featured a strenghtened structure and although derivatives of the C/D-models they had the older APG-66 radar installed.



I thought I read somewhere that what got called the F-16N's were aircraft that were 'dumb-downed' F-16's to be sold to another country which got sanctions placed against it before the aircraft were delivered. Then GD were left with a bunch of aircraft, the solution was to make them Navy aggressors and have the USN buy them. Just didn't think the camo was real or not.
Robert,
I believe you are referring to the F-16/79 FX Export Fighter Program which was a GE J-79 turbojet engine powered version for export to countries not eligible to receive the standard F-16 powered by the PW F-100 engines.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #216 on: March 05, 2016, 10:16:23 AM »

Indeed - the F-16Ns were specifically designed for the Navy to be used as agressor aircraft in a dissimilar combat environment. The airframes featured a strenghtened structure and although derivatives of the C/D-models they had the older APG-66 radar installed.



I thought I read somewhere that what got called the F-16N's were aircraft that were 'dumb-downed' F-16's to be sold to another country which got sanctions placed against it before the aircraft were delivered. Then GD were left with a bunch of aircraft, the solution was to make them Navy aggressors and have the USN buy them. Just didn't think the camo was real or not.
Robert,
I believe you are referring to the F-16/79 FX Export Fighter Program which was a GE J-79 turbojet engine powered version for export to countries not eligible to receive the standard F-16 powered by the PW F-100 engines.


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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #217 on: March 05, 2016, 12:27:58 PM »

Indeed - the F-16Ns were specifically designed for the Navy to be used as agressor aircraft in a dissimilar combat environment. The airframes featured a strenghtened structure and although derivatives of the C/D-models they had the older APG-66 radar installed.



I thought I read somewhere that what got called the F-16N's were aircraft that were 'dumb-downed' F-16's to be sold to another country which got sanctions placed against it before the aircraft were delivered. Then GD were left with a bunch of aircraft, the solution was to make them Navy aggressors and have the USN buy them. Just didn't think the camo was real or not.
Robert,
I believe you are referring to the F-16/79 FX Export Fighter Program which was a GE J-79 turbojet engine powered version for export to countries not eligible to receive the standard F-16 powered by the PW F-100 engines.


F-16N  were originally new built aircraft:
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Production totalled 26 airframes of which 22 are singel-seat F-16N's and 4 are double-seat TF-16N's. The aircraft were in service between 1988 and 1998. At that time hair cracks were discovered in several bulckheads. The Navy didn't have the resources to replace them, so the aircraft were placed into storage at AMARC, ultimately being replaced by embargoed ex-Pakistani F-16s in 2003.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #218 on: March 05, 2016, 05:46:53 PM »
Did the embargoed ex-Pakistani ones also get converted and designated F-16N?

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #219 on: March 06, 2016, 03:34:45 AM »
Did the embargoed ex-Pakistani ones also get converted and designated F-16N?

I don't believe so.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #220 on: March 06, 2016, 03:37:05 AM »
Did the embargoed ex-Pakistani ones also get converted and designated F-16N?


They seem to retain their F-16A and F-16B designations ... as well as their M61A1s (which were removed on F-16Ns).
http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1100&tid=1150&ct=1

BTW: Wikipedia lists those USN F-16A/Bs as 'F-16C/D' models (which were actually delivered to Pakistan in 2010).
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #222 on: March 12, 2016, 04:39:39 AM »
Very nice work on all.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #223 on: March 12, 2016, 06:12:24 AM »
These builds are toooo good :-*
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #224 on: March 13, 2016, 04:25:56 PM »
Bundesmarine Eurofalcon! Cool!