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General Dynamics F-16B(M)

History

The F-16A and F-16B are the first production versions and are, apart from the number of seats, identical.
The USAF decided not to used the well known abbreviations to designate all smaller modifications applied during production.
The result of this policy is that there are relatively many production Blocks, OCU's and MSIPs. So designations like F-16A-1-CF are not correct.
MSIP means Multinational Staged Improvement Program, this is a program which contains (the description of) a large amount of changes.
OCU (Operational Capability Upgrade) is an improvement of the operational employability and incorporates structural improvements and also the replacement of the F-100-200 engine with the F-100-220 engine which is more reliable.

Below a description of the various production blocks as produced by Fokker of the F-16A and F-16B [General Dynamics and later Lockheed-Martin produced also F-16A.B block 20 and then started production of the F-16C/D version; for an overview of F-16 variants, visit F-16.net:

Versions

Block 1:
Both YF-16 prototypes and the eight pre production aircraft were followed by the first production block of operational F-16s.
The first F-16A, fiscal year nr. 78-0001, made its maiden flight in august 1978 and was delivered to the USAF the same month.
A total of 94 examples were produced. This production block characterizes itself with the black nose, the single UHF antenna under the air intake and the smaller horizontal stabilizers.
From the end of 1981 till mid of 1984 these aircraft are upgraded to block 10 standard with the upgrade programs Pacer Loft I and Pacer Loft II and they were equipped with the grey nose and later also the enlarged horizontal rudders.
Block 5:
Because the black nose radome proved to be clearly visible, this production block was equipped with a grey nose radome..
The UHF antenna and smaller horizontal rudders were maintained..
Differences with block 1 are very minimal and are mainly changes to improve reliability and mission readiness.
From the end of 1981 till mid of 1984 these aircraft were upgraded to block 10 standard with the upgrade programs Pacer Loft I and Pacer Loft II and they were equipped with the grey nose and later also the enlarged horizontal rudders.
A total of 197 aircraft were built.
Block 10:
Of this version 312 examples were built. The UHF antenna was changed, but remained on the same location. Further mainly internal differences.
Block 15:
This block also known as MSIP Stage I incorporated many improvements and other changes.
These changes were enlarged rudders, which had as a result different lift-off rotation speeds and allowed a more stable flight at higher angles of attack and better possibility to correct so call "out-of control" situations.
The Block 15 aircraft can also be recognized by the two small rectangular antennas for radar warning, situated under the nose., the antenna at the front of the tail and the UHF antenna, which had been moved from the air intake to a ventral location between both fins. The AN/APG-66 radar has an early version of the so called "track-while-scan mode" to improve air defence capability.
Also the Block 15 has a different radio, the Have Quick I secure UHF radio. Further the air condition was improved.
Also several structural strengthening s were added to wings and fuselage. so more pay load could be taken.

In 1982 an upgrade program was started for the avionics of all Block 1 and block /5 F-16A/B's, code Pacer Loft I.
In December 1983 a second program followed, Pacer Loft II.

A total of 457 Block 15 F-16A and F-16Bs were built, 410 F-16A and 47 F-16B.
Block 15 OCU:
214 aircraft of the Block 15 batch received from block 15Y (from the end of 1987) upgraded systems. These aircraft were designated Block 15 OCU (Operation Capability Upgrade) and had an improved, more reliable Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 turbo fan.
Further they received internal structural strengthening, a larger, wide angle HUD, as was introduced on the F-16 C/D.
The OCU aircraft had the possibility to carry the Kongsberg built, Norwegian Penquin Mk.3 anti shipping missile, (US designation AGM-119; provisions for the AGM-65 and the AIM-120 AMRAAM, a radar altimeter, extended computer capacity, a data transfer unit; AN/APX-101 IFF, Tracor AN/ALE-40 chaff/flare dispenser and provisions for the AN/ALQ-131 ECM pod.
These changes resulted in a n increased take-off weight to a maximum of 37,500 lbs (17. 010 kg). The first block 15 OCU was delivered January 1988. From 1988 all Block 15 F-16s were built according this new OCU specifications.

 

Technical information F-16B Block 1 - Block 15
Dimensions:
Length: 14,52 m Wingspan: 9,45 m
Height: 5,01 m Wing area: 27,87 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 14968 kg Max. start weight: 16875 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 2123 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 1604 km Service ceiling: 15240 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200 rated 10794 kg thrust.
Crew: Two men
Armament: One Vulcan M61 canon; AIM-9J sidewinders; bombs

 

Technical information F-16A / F-16B Block 15 OCU
Dimensions:
Length: 14,52 m Wingspan: 9,45 m
Height: 5,01 m Wing area: 27,87 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 14.968 kg Max. start weight: 17.010 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 2123 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 1604 km Service ceiling: 15240 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 rated 10794 kg thrust.
Crew: Two men
Armament: One Vulcan M61 canon; AIM-9J sidewinders; bombs

 

Technical information Lockheed-Martin F-16AM / F-16BM
Dimensions:
Length: 15,03 m Wingspan: 9,8 m
Height: 5,01 m Wing area: 27,87 m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 14968 kg Max. start weight: 16875 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 2123 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: - km/hr    
Range: 1604 km Service ceiling: 15240 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200E rated 10767 kg thrust.
Crew: Two men
Armament: One Vulcan M61 canon; AIM-9J sidewinders; bombs

 


The F-16 replaced the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter as standard air defence fighter, also a bunch of F-16s was modified to be able to use the Orpheus Recce-pod.
This version was designated as F-16A(R) and F-16B(R). With the upgrade to MLU standard al F-16s are identical and the Orpheus pod was replaced with the MARS pod.

 

During the eighties the Dutch government was looking for a replacement of the old Northrop NF-5 fighter-bomber and soon the decision was made and the F-16 was chosen to also replace the NF-5.

The task of the F-16 has changed from fighter and fighter-bomber to that of a multi-role aircraft.

Modifications.

Between august 1990 and the end of 1992 all F-16s already operational were fitted with a dragchute just like the Norwegian F-16s already had.
58 examples aircraft already in use were modified by DVMS of the RNLAF and 30 aircraft were modified by Fokker Woensdrecht.
The aircraft already ordered were also equipped with the chute during production.

IMG 0276

A Lockheed-Martin F-16BM of 312 squadron based at AFB Volkel; photographed at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, June 2007 at airbase Volkel.
Note the combination of toned down and coloured markings on the tail.

IMG 0278

A Lockheed-Martin F-16BM, J-270 of 313 squadron based at AFB Volkel, photographed at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, June 2007 at airbase Volkel.

 


Most serials are linked to the page of the particular aircraft at F-16.Net, where much more detailed information is available.

Serial
Serial
US Fiscal Year-nr.
US Fiscal Year-nr.
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
Notes
notes
General Dynamics F-16B Block 1.
J-259 78-0259 6E-100 07-06-1979 29-06-1999 First delivered Dutch F-16.
In 1989 Special colour scheme because 10 years F-16 in the Netherlands.
Written off and to LETS.
J-260 78-0260 6E-200 10-10-1979 21-12-1993 Written off after accident.
J-261 78-0261 6E-300 29-02-1980 09-2000 In 1996 Special colour scheme because of TigerMeet.
Written off; In storage te Leeuwarden;
To fire brigade air base Leeuwarden
J-262 78-0262 6E-400 18-01-1980 18-03-1998 Written off and scrapped
J-263 78-0263 6E-501 04-02-1980 01-01-1995 Written off and scrapped
J-264 78-0264 6E-602 04-08-1980 12-2000 Written off and in storage at Twenthe, later to Soesterberg.

General Dynamics F-16B block 5

J-265 78-0265 6E-703 16-01-1981 12-2000 In 1994 special colour scheme because of 40 years 313 squadron;
In 1998 special colour scheme because of Tigermeet;
In 1999 '313 NATO Tiger'.
Written off and in storage. To NLR.
J-266 78-0266 6E-804 18-03-1981 06-2001 Written off and to storage at Soesterberg, later to Leeuwarden.

General Dynamics F-16B Block 10

J-267 78-0267 6E-905 19-05-1981 2007? In 1999? modified to F-16BM.
Witdrawn from use.
July 28, 2009 to Jordan as 130.
J-268 78-0268 6E-100 01-09-1981 07-2001 Tail logo 'Friesche Draek' when returning from USA in 1994.
Special colour scheme because of Tigermeet 1996.
Withdrawn from use an in storage at Soesterberg.
Instructional airframe at Volkel airbase.
J-269 78-0269 6E-110 18-11-1981 01-2005 Tail logo 'Friesche Draek' when returning from USA in 1994.
In 1999? modified to F-16BM;
Withdrawn from use. Carrying badge PAF (Project Afstoting F-16).
July 28, 2009 to Jordan as 131
J-270 78-0270 6E-120 12-02-1982 11-2008 1998 Special colour scheme because of 45 years 313 squadron.
In 2003 special colour scheme because of 50 years 306 squadron.
In 1999? modified to F-16BM;
Withdrawn from use.
July 28, 2009 to Jordan as 132
J-271 78-0271 6E-130 13-03-1982 11-12-1984 Written off after crash near Grossfeldberg, Germany.

General Dynamics F-16B block 15;

J-208 83-1208 6E-271 24-07-1985 09-2012 In 1999? modified to F-16BM. February 2011, stationened at USAF 148 FS.
Withdrawn from use.
Sold to Jordan; Delivered 12-2017 as 237
J-209 83-1209 6E-282 26-09-1985   In 1995? modified to F-16BM.
Since August 2011 stationed at USAF 148 TFS Tucson, Arizona.
J-210 83-1210 6E-292 31-01-1986   1987: Special colour scheme because of 40 years 315 squadron.
1994: Special logo because of discontinuance of 316 squadron.
1995: Special colour scheme because of discontinuance of van 314 squadron.
In 1997? modified to F-16BM.
Since September 2012? stationed at USAF 148 TFS Tucson, Arizona.
J-211 83-1211 6E-302 01-05-1986 06-2007 1994: Special logo because of discontinuance of 316 squadron.
In 1999? modified to F-16BM.
June 3, 2007 to Chile as 738.
 
J-368 84-1368 6E-312 06-10-1986   In 1997? modified to F-16BM.
In 2012? stationed at USAF 148 TFS Tucson, Arizona.
J-369 84-1369 6E-322 04-03-1987   In 1995? modified to F-16BM.
In January 2013? stationed at USAF 148 TFS Tucson, Arizona.
 
J-649 80-3649 6E-141 25-08-1982 2005? In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
April 5, 2007 to Chile as 737
J-650 80-3650 6E-151 12-11-1982 05-2006 In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
July 28, 2009 to Jordan as 133
J-651 80-3651 6E-161 31-01-1983 12-2000 Withdrawn from use.
In storage at Twnehte, later Soesterberg, later Volkel and Gilze-Rijen.
Scrapped.
J-652 80-3652 6E-171 29-04-1983 2005? In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
April 05, 2007 to Chile as 734
J-653 80-3653 6E-181 26-05-1983 2005? In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
July 28, 2009 to Jordan as 134
J-654 80-3654 6E-191 25-07-1983 2005? In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
July 28, 2009 to Jordan as 135
J-655 80-3655 6E-201 31-10-1983 2005 In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
June 3, 2007 to Chile as 735
J-656 80-3656 6E-211 21-02-1984 2005? In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
September 8, 2006 to Chile as 733
J-657 80-3657 6E-221 16-03-1984 2005? In 199? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
September 8, 2006 to Chile as 736
 
J-882 81-0882 6E-231 27-07-1984   1993: Special colour scheme because of 40 years 316 squadron.
In 2000? modified to F-16BM
J-883 81-0883 6E-24 10-09-1984 25-02-1985 Fokker built, but redirected by the US to Egypt.
Never entered Dutch Military service!
J-884 81-0884 6E-25 22-01-1985 07-2012 In 1999/2000? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
Sold to Jordan in 2014; Delivered in 10-2017 as 263
J-885 81-0885 6E-26 26-04-1985 2005? In 1998? modified to F-16BM.
Withdrawn from use.
September 8, 2006 to Chile as 732.
General Dynamics F-16B block 15 OCU
J-064 86-0064 6E-33 05-07-1988   In 1996? modified to F-16BM.
August 2012 stationed at USAF 148 TFS Tucson, Arizona
J-065 86-0065 6E-34 21-12-1988   In 1996? modified to F-16BM.
February 2011 stationed at USAF 148 TFS Tucson, Arizona
 
J-066 87-0066 6E-35 23-06-1989   In 1996? modified to F-16BM.
In use by Test group Volkel as "Orange Jumper"
J-067 87-0067 6E-36 08-12-1989   In 1996? modified to F-16BM.
February 2011 stationed at USAF 148 TFS Tucson, Arizona
J-068 87-0068 6E-37 08-12-1989 21-09-2006 1992: Special colour scheme because of 1992 Tiger Meet.
2004: Special colour scheme because of European Championship Football.
In 199? modified to F-16BM
Written off after accident.

 


Below is a listing of several modelling stuff regarding the F-16. Due to the fact that frequently new kits, new decals and so on are released, this listing is not complete.

For a rather complete listing of F-16 models, just check this site: HABU.Net

1/72nd Scale

  • ESCI
    • Kit 9028: General Dynamics F-16B (block 10/15) met decals voor een Klu F-16B van 323 squadron
  • Fujimi
    • Kit 7AE5: F16B+ Wolf Pack
  • Hasegawa
    • Kit 814:800: F16B Fighting Falcon
    • Kit 240D14: F16B Fighting Falcon
    • Kit 24DT14: F16B Plus Fighting Falcon
    • Kit 2400033: F16B Plus Fighting Falcon "Flight Test Centre"
    • Kit 2402095: F16BM Fighting Falcon (RDAF JSF Test Support)
    • Kit 2401949: F16AM/BM Fighting Falcon (Royal Norwegian AF Tiger meet 2010) Two kits included
  • Heller
    • Kit 5HV80337: F16
  • Hobby boss
    • Kit 80273: F16B Fighting Falcon
  • Hobbycraft
    • Kit IHC1326: GD F16A/B Viper
  • Italeri
    • Kit 1271: F16A/B Fighting Falcon
    • Kit 0130: F16A/B
    • Kit 1204: F16A/B "NATO Falcon"
  • Revell
    • Kit 04355: Lockheed F16B (KLU/BLU/USAF)

 

IMG 8674

A model of a General Dynamics F-16B Block 1, I built early nineties.
The kit used is from ESCI.

IMG 8675

 

IMG 8665

A model of a General Dynamics F-16B, of 313 squadron. I used the Hasegawa kit, decals from Dutch Decal.

IMG 8664

 

GD F 16B Tiger Meet 313 Sqn AKleijn
A model of a F-16B Tigermeet, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Modelling add-on

At this webpage you can find a lot of nteresting information aboout the ACES II ejecetion seat.

  • Aeroclub Models
    • Set EJ005: ACES II (A10, F16, F15)
  • Aires
    • Set 7051: ACES 2 Ejection Seat (F15,F16,A10,F117,B2,B1)
    • Set 7155: F16A/B Fighting Falcon Exhaust nozzle (Hasegawa)
  • CMK
    • Set A7117: F16C Fighting Falcon Armament set (Hasegawa)
    • Set A7003: F16 Air Intake (Hasegawa)
  • Detail Model
    • Set 7010: ACES II ejection seat (incl. etchings) for F15, F16, A10
    • Set 72024: F16B/D Cockpit Detail set
  • Eagles Design
    • Set 72-WP-05: Lantirn Pods F16
  • Eduard
    • Set 72-311: Detailset F16A/B Fightning Falcon (Italeri)
    • Set 72-414: Detailset F16 Falcon F.O.D. (Hasegawa)
    • Set 73-244 / S244: Detailset F16B Plus Fighting Falcon plus (Hasegawa)
    • Set SS151: Detailset F16A/B Fighting Falcon (Italeri)
    • Set XS031: Express Mask F16A/B Fighting Falcon (Italeri)
  • Flightpath
    • Set 72-122B: F16 Fighting Falcon
    • Set 72-122: USAF Access Ladder Set 4 (F4,F15,F16)
  • Model Technologies
    • Set 0047: F16 Falcon Canopy Detail Set
    • Set 1003: F16 Falcon Interior Placard set
  • Neomega
    • Set E10: ACES II Seat For A10,F15,F16
  • Plastic World Modeli
    • Set 7203: F16 Parabrake housing (Norway, Dutch)
  • Part Etchings
    • Set S72-051: GD F16A/B Fighting Falcon (Italeri) (Interior)
    • Set S72-052: GD F16 Fighting Falcon jet Nozzle (Italeri)
  • Pavla
    • Set S72012: Aces II (A10,F15,F16)
  • Quickboost
    • Set 72013: F16 Ejection seats with safety belts
  • Rob Taurus Canopies
    • Set 72026: Canopy F16B Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa)
  • Verlinden
    • Set 00000226: Aces II Ejection Seat (F15/F16)

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72013: decals for several aircraft such as F-16A J-619, 40 jaar squadron 311; J-060 display 1990 and F-16B J-259 10 jaar F-16 1989.
    • Set 72020: decals for several aircraft such as F-16A J-864, 40 years sq 312 1992; J-012 Tigermeet 1992; J-195 and F-16B J-068 Tigermeet 1992
    • Set 72031: Set decals with squadron badges
    • Set 72036: Set decals with squadron badges
    • Set 72081: Serial and registrations KLu Meteor F MK4/T7/ F Mk8, Lockheed F104G/TF104G, NF5A/B, F16A/B)
  • Eagle Strike
    • Set 72078: F16 Fighting Falcon (KLu 315 sq jubilee 2002)
  • Flevo Decals
    • Set FD72-015: F-16AM en F-16BM Several 313 Sq F-16's with some special tails
  • Model Decal
    • Set 74: Decals for F-16s of different countries sich as KLu F16As: J-252 (40 jaar 322 squadron 1983); J-251; J-214; J-624; J-632; F-16B J-653 and F-16B J-267.
  • Syhart Decal
    • Set 72-905: F16A/B Falcon, standard stencils data Belgian Air Force and others
  • Astra Decals
    • Set 7220: F-16B MLU Fighting Falcon (KLu F16 Flight test group J-066 `Orange Jumper`'
  • SuperScale
    • Set 72-277: F16 NATO (BAF, NorAF, KLu, DanAF)
    • Set 72-498: F-16 Falcon Data (Low Visability)

1/48th Scale

Kits

  • Italeri
    • Kit 848: F16B/D B Viper
  • Hasegawa
    • Kit 01601: F16B Fighting Falcon
  • Kinetic
    • Kit 48011: F16A/B Fighting Falcon Block 20 (Taiwan AF)

Modelling add-on

  • Part Etchings
    • Set S48029: GD F16B Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa)
    • Set S48030: GD F16A/B/C/D Fighting Falcon Exterior (Hasegawa)
  • Aires
    • Set 4520: F16B Falcon Block 10/20 Cockpit set (Kinetic)
    • Set 4454: F16B/D Fighting Falcon Cockpit Set (Hasegawa)
    • Set 4428: F16B MLu Fighting Falcon Cockpit Set (Kinetic)
    • Set 4133: F16A/B exhaust Nozzle (Hasegawa)
  • Two Mike resin Acc.
    • Set 48004: F16A/B Block 1, 5 and 10 Horsiontal Stablisers (Hasegawa)
  • Karaya SP
    • Set KU48005: F16A/B/C/D Fighting Falcon Pylon Set (11 pieces)
  • Plus model
    • Set AL4042: Ladders F16B/D Fighting Falcon
  • Eduard
    • Set e648-016: F16B Fighting Falcon wheels (Kinetic)
    • Set e648-006: F16A/B wheels (Tamiya)
  • Wolfpack
    • Set 48040: F16A/B Block 20 Conversion set (Revell)

Decals

  • Daco Products
    • Set asd4820: F-16B MLU Fighting Falcon (KLu F16 Flight test group J-066 `Orange Jumper`'/li>
  • Flevo Decals
    • Set FD48-015: F-16AM en F-16BM Several 313 Sq F-16's with some special tails
  • Syhart Decal
    • Set 48-905: F16A/B Falcon, standard stencils data Belgian Air Force and others/li>
  • Xtra-decal
    • Set X014-48: Boscombe Down 92 (Czechoslov.Su25&Mig29, KLu F16B)/li>

 


SchemeColour nameFS numberBS-numberHumbrolXtracolourVallejo ModelColorVallejo ModelAirHataka
Standard #1Upperside dark grey ~6118   125 X130 70.836 71.053 ~031
Grey ~6270   126 X133 70.870 71.275 ~054
Underside Light grey ~6375   127 X136 70.990 71.046 ~037

Check www.paint4models.com for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.

Below you can find drawings of the several versions of the F-16 used by the RNlAF.

Of the F-16 many paint schemes are known, one can think of the display aircraft, click here for some examples and the anniversary paint schemes, click here for several examples.

GeneralDynamics_F16A-Block1-1-SMALL
General Dynamics F-16A Block 1
Shortly after delivery with black nose and wrong sized roundels.
GeneralDynamics_F16B-Block-1-1
General Dynamics F-16B Block 1
Shortly after delivery with black nose and wrong sized roundels.
GeneralDynamics-F16A-Block-5-1
General Dynamics F-16A Block 5, Virtually identical to the previous version, main difference is the grey nose which replaces the clearly visible black nose.
GeneralDynamics-F16B-Block-5-1 SMALL
General Dynamics F-16B Block 5, Virtually identical to the previous version, main difference is the grey nose which replaces the clearly visible black nose.
General Dynamics F-16A Block 10
General Dynamics F-16A Block 10, Main difference is the changed UHF antenna under the air intake.
GeneralDynamics-F16B-Block-10
General Dynamics F-16B Block 10, Main difference is the changed UHF antenna under the air intake.
General Dynamics F-16A Block 10
General Dynamics F-16A Block 10.
Difference with the previous version is the drag chute housing, applied by the end the eighties (This chute was also applied from start of the production of the Norwegian aircraft.).
GeneralDynamics-F16B-Block-10
General Dynamics F-16B Block 10.
Difference with the previous version is the drag chute housing, applied by the end the eighties (This chute was also applied from start of the production of the Norwegian aircraft.).
GeneralDynamics_F16A_Block10-ArizonaANG-SMALL
General Dynamics F-16A Block 10, RNlAF detachment Arizona ANG.
General Dynamics F-16A Block 15

General Dynamics F-16A Block 15.
Main difference with previous blocks is the UHF-antenna which was moved from the underside of the air intake to a position below left between both ventral fins.
Further two small rectangular antennas are visible under the nose, some what changed panels on the fuselage, a small antenna on the front of the tail, several internal structural strengtheners of fuselage and wings.

GeneralDynamics-F16B-Block-15

General Dynamics F-16B Block 15.
Main difference with previous blocks is the UHF-antenna which was moved from the underside of the air intake to a position below left between both ventral fins.
Further two small rectangular antennas are visible under the nose, some what changed panels on the fuselage, a small antenna on the front of the tail, several internal structural strengtheners of fuselage and wings.

General Dynamics F-16A Block 15

General Dynamics F-16A Block 15.
Difference with the previous version is the drag chute housing, applied by the end the eighties (This chute was also applied from start of the production of the Norwegian aircraft.).
The decision to implement this device was taken when several Block 15 aircraft were already delivered. The chute was applied on all aircraft already operation.

GeneralDynamics-F16B-Block-15

General Dynamics F-16B Block 15.
Difference with the previous version is the drag chute housing, applied by the end the eighties (This chute was also applied from start of the production of the Norwegian aircraft.).
The decision to implement this device was taken when several Block 15 aircraft were already delivered. The chute was applied on all aircraft already operation.

General Dynamics F-16AM

General Dynamics F-16AM.
Difference with the previous versions are the four AIFF antennas on the nose, the new LAU-129 launchers (for the AIM-9L/AIM-120B). Further there are many internal changes.
The aircraft shown here is a former Block 10 aircraft, which can be recognized by both antennas under the air intake.

General Dynamics F-16BM

General Dynamics F-16BM.
Difference with the previous versions are the four AIFF antennas on the nose, the new LAU-129 launchers (for the AIM-9L/AIM-120B). Further there are many internal changes.
The aircraft shown here is a former Block 10 aircraft, which can be recognized by both antennas under the air intake.

General Dynamics F-16AM

General Dynamics F-16AM.
Difference with the previous versions are the four AIFF antennas on the nose, the new LAU-129 launchers (for the AIM-9L/AIM-120B). Further there are many internal changes.
The aircraft shown here is a former Block 15 aircraft.

General Dynamics F-16BM

General Dynamics F-16BM.
Difference with the previous versions are the four AIFF antennas on the nose, the new LAU-129 launchers (for the AIM-9L/AIM-120B). Further there are many internal changes.
Both aircraft shown here is a former Block 15 aircraft.

 


Literature.

Camouflage en Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)
Nederlandse Militaire Luchtvaart in Beeld. deel 2 Hugo Hooftman Pag. 148 - 153 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Aerodata International no 16: General Dynaics F-16 Fighting Falcon Philip J.R. Moyes Pag. 1981 Uitgever: Vintage Aviation Publications Ltd., Oxford
AVIA: 40ejaargang nummer 12: Na het verlies van vier F-16's: KLu: Geen gebrek aan ervaring Harry Kuiper Pag. 516 - 517 1981 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Fokker,-vliegtuigen voor de Militaire Luchtvaart   Pag. 28 1982 Uitgever: ,
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Koninklijke Luchtmacht 70 C. van der Velden & E. Ragas Pag. 18 - 21 1983 Uitgever: AMBooks, Bromley, Kent
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 12, nummer 3: The Fighting Falcon; Verlichting F-16. W. Suiskens Pag. 87 - 94 1983 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Luchtvaartwereld; 1e jaargang nummer 4: Nieuwe sleepdoelen voor de F-16 Mat Herben Pag. 114 1984 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaartwereld; 1e jaargang nummer 10: Koninklijke Luchtmacht deed mee aan oefening M.F. Zijlstra Pag. 299 - 300 1984 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Nederlandse vliegtuigen naar buitenlands ontwerp Theo Wesselink & Thijs Postma Pag. 109 - 121 1984 Uitgever: Romen Luchtvaart, Haarlem
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 15, nummer 4: F16 ECM-pod Joop Dionet Pag. 98 - 99 1986 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 15, nummer 2: J-629; Een fotoverkennings F-16 Bart Hooyman Pag. 44 - 45 1986 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Uchtvaartwereld; 3ejaargang nummer 9: Demonstratieteams van de Klu Hans Heerkens Pag. 247 - 250 1986 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
KLu Vliegtuigen: De vliegtuigen van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht vanaf 1913 Wim Schoenmaker & Thijs Postma Pag. 148 1987 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
DemoTeams van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht Antoon Louwers Pag. 77 - 80 1988 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
Modelbouw in Plasti cjaargang 17, nummer 1: ACES II schietstoel Joop Dionet Pag. 7 - 9 1988 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
Luchtvaartwereld; 5e jaargang nummer 6: De visitekaartjes van de Luchtmacht. Herman Sixma & Theo van Geffen Pag. 172 - 177 1988 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaartwereld; 5e jaargang nummer 12: F-16: Een onverbeterlijke oudere jongere Hans Heerkens Pag. 346 - 350 1988 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
F-16 Fighting Falcon: Vliegend in Nederland, deel 5 J. Janssen Lok Pag. 1989 Uitgever: Flash Aviation, Eindhoven
Luchtvaartwereld; 7e jaargang nummer 10: NDTA. KLu's kolonie in Tucson, Arizona Herman Sixma & Theo van Geffen Pag. 285 - 288 1990 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaartwereld; 8e jaargang nummer 5: Foto demonstratie 1991; J-231 van Vlb. Leeuwarden   Pag. 136 1991 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaartwereld; 8e jaargang nummer 6: Nachtvogel boven de polder Hans Heerkens Pag. 184 - 185 1991 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
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Luchtvaartwereld; 8e jaargang nummer 11: Foto van F-16A J-004 in Tiger-meet-uitmonstering   Pag. 329 - 1991 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Modelbouw in Plastic jaargang 21, nummer 1: KLu Bulletin: Fred Bachofner Pag. 10 - 16 1992 Uitgever: I.P.M.S. Nederland, Nederland
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Luchtvaartwereld; 9e jaargang nummer 6: NDTA en de Air National Guard van Arizona Herman Sixma & Theo van Geffen Pag. 181 - 184 1992 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaartwereld; 9e jaargang nummer 12: Foto van twee F-16A's in jubileum-kleuren   Pag. 355 - 1992 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaart; 10e jaargang nummer 7/8: Foto van F-16A J-624 in demonstratiekleuren van 1993   Pag. 253 - 1993 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaart; 10e jaargang nummer 11: F-16: Goedkoop is goed genoeg. Hans Heerkens Pag. 403 - 408 1993 Uitgeverij Helmond, Helmond
Luchtvaart; 11e jaargang nummer 9: Foto van de drie demonstratieteams van de KLu 1994   Pag. 305 - 1994 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaart; 11e jaargang nummer 4: Foto van F-16A J-136: Afscheid van 316 squadron   Pag. 165 1994 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaart; 11e jaargang nummer 10: Foto van demonstratie F-16A 1994   Pag. 259 1994 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Luchtvaart; 11e jaargang nummer 1: 323 TACTESS Herman Sixma & Theo Wesselink Pag. 26 - 30 1994 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht (derde herzien druk) Willem Helfferich Pag. 46 - 53 1994 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Luchtvaart; 12e jaargang nummer 11: Foto van F-16A J-508 in demonstratiekleuren van seizoen 1995   Pag. 10 1995 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
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Luchtvaart; 12e jaargang nummer 11: Foto van F-16A J-013 op Goose Bay voorzien van Ajax-embleem   Pag. 9 - 1995 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
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