Is 80-3666 back in Norway or still in Edwards?

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Unread post19 Jun 2012, 13:07

Hello all,

Does any of You know if Norwegian FLO F-16AM 80-3666 666 is back in Norway or still assigned to the 416th FLTS at Edwards AFB, CA?!?!

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Unread post22 Jun 2012, 06:18

Still @ Eddy with rumors of her heading home real soon. Launched her out quite a few times with EPAF pilot. I really took a fondness to the aircrew that normally flew her and the unique triple six tail. Scary stuff at first, but that jet and crew actually rock! :D :D
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Unread post22 Jun 2012, 08:13

Thanks Vet - glad to hear she´s up-front with the MLU development!!

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Unread post25 Jun 2012, 23:30

Refueled her last week in the Eddy range. Unfortunately no cameras allowed inflight anywhere near the F-35. I really wanted a picture of that tail.
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Unread post26 Jun 2012, 09:15

Elliboom wrote:Refueled her last week in the Eddy range. Unfortunately no cameras allowed inflight anywhere near the F-35. I really wanted a picture of that tail.


Hi Matt,

Are You sure You´re not thinking of the Danish [serial]ET-210[/serial] that´s supporting the JSF program with a very flashy tail.

The Norwegian F-16AM [serial]80-3666[/serial] is a "plain Jane" only with her 666 serial on the tail?!

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Unread post26 Jun 2012, 22:07

Yep, you are right I was thinking of the JSF support jet.
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Unread post27 Jun 2012, 22:44

Elliboom wrote:Yep, you are right I was thinking of the JSF support jet.


Unlike 80-3666[/serial] that will soon go back to the RNoAF for continued service the Danish F-16BM [serial]78-0210 will not go back the RDAF after her JSF-support tasks but retire in the US going to the AMARG bone-yard.

Denmark is now the only country to still operate the original "Small Stab" Vipers known from the initial Block-1, 5 and -10 aircraft having not upgraded their original Block-10 aircraft with the larger Block-15 stabs. And the Danish "Block-10 MLUs" don´t have the ability to carry AMRAMMs nor target pods!!

Only the original Block-15s have been upgraded with the latest MLU-package.

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Unread post28 Jun 2012, 21:54

Hey Henrik. What is 666 dropping in that picture?
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Unread post28 Jun 2012, 22:16

jacarlsen wrote:Hey Henrik. What is 666 dropping in that picture?


Those are GBU-39 SDBs - Small Diameter Bombs.

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Unread post28 Jun 2012, 22:19

Part of M6 testing? We have only done an ot&e of that I belive.
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Unread post28 Jun 2012, 22:22

jacarlsen wrote:Part of M6 testing? We have only done an ot&e of that I belive.


I believe the M6.1 actually - yes, only an OT&E.

Also note that the aircraft is equipped with a LITENING G4 target pod as this particular test was part of a Portugese requirement and also flown by a Portugese pilot - Maj Joes "KIMBA" Dias.

The RNoAF normally use the PANTERA ( Sniper ) target pods for their F-16s.

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Unread post28 Jun 2012, 22:26

ok. M6 = more work for Kjeller. Good news for us.
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Unread post28 Jun 2012, 22:27

jacarlsen wrote:ok. M6 = more work for Kjeller. Good news for us.


Absolutely good news!!
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Unread post07 Jul 2012, 17:23

jacarlsen wrote:ok. M6 = more work for Kjeller. Good news for us.

M6 won't bring any work to depot at Kjeller.
The upgrade is pretty straight forward, and done in a few hours at the air force bases.
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Unread post08 Jul 2012, 05:03

m6? wow we are way behind in the usaf
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