F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Special Color Schemes in 1988

Found 6 aircraft, displaying 1-6 [Sorted by Date]
Local S/N AF/Unit Aircraft Name Marked Date Details
81679 USAF USAF ADS 81-0679 Unknown Details
War Bird

The only F-16 from the Thunderbirds ever to be made combat ready. The Tbirds are required to be able to make their F-16s combat ready within 72 hours. In 1988, this was put to the test. The ground crew pulled it off with time to spare, except for the paint scheme. The jet flew a combat training sortie and afterwards received the nickname 'War Bird'.
J-199 RNlAF 315 sqn 83-1199 Unknown Details
Questionmark sticker applied on the tail. The sticker was used in the meantime when there was no decision to which squadron the airplane went. Later on it was decided that it went to 315 squadron.
J-209 RNlAF 315 sqn 83-1209 "Bartje" Unknown Details
Fin art was a black & white drawing of a young farmers boy's head side profile, with pine trees and a hunebed. An ancient stone monument as found in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands, where the crewchief, Remy Voorwald, originated from.
J-211 RNlAF 315 sqn 83-1211 Unknown Details
'De lulligste' ventral fin art.
J-864 RNlAF 312 sqn 81-0864 Apr 1988 Details
Celebration scheme for the 75th anniversary of the RNlAF.
FA-49 BAF 349 sqn 80-3540 May 1988 Details
Celebration scheme for 45 years of 349 sqn.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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