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Unread post03 Oct 2012, 18:26

Does anyone know which F-16 this is?

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It is a preserved F-16 somewhere in South Korea. Although the F-16 is painted in RoKAF colours, this airframe is clearly an older (most probably USAF) block 10 model. Up to now we don't know its USAF FY allocation or former serial.

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Unread post03 Oct 2012, 22:41

Can't help you on the specific jet; but, the photo shows the larger area horizontal tail which was not installed on USAF jets until Block 15 (except for maybe flight test). Also, the side panel at the base of the vertical tail doesn't have the small bump out for the FLCS accumulator which suggests a pre-Block 25 jet.
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Unread post04 Oct 2012, 06:46

Euhm, this is not the larger block 15 stab. On the contrary, its the smaller pre-block 15 stab on this airframe.

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Unread post04 Oct 2012, 11:05

I agree that it has the small tail. If you had a higher quality photo, it would be interesting to see where the power panel is (where you plug in the -60, comm cord, etc). On earlier Blocks, it was kind of low on the right side. It was moved up higher on later Blocks. I don't see the total temp probe in its usual location, but it was located elsewhere on earlier Blocks. Surprising to see a C/D band antenna, and not an o-band antenna under the intake. No lower UHF antenna under the intake either.

A lot about it looks like a Block 10, but some things just don't seem right.

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Unread post04 Oct 2012, 11:42

] KF-16.
] #000.

I lost track of the name of the park where this KF-16 is.
Grumble.

http://afbase.com/index.php?_filter=sea ... srl=237280
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Unread post04 Oct 2012, 12:00

] Sa Cheon Aviation Museum

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http://www.aerospacemuseum.co.kr/eng/index.html

KAI Aerospace Museum
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Unread post04 Oct 2012, 14:37

The trailing edge of the big tail lines up with the aft end of the engine exhaust nozzle; the small tail trailing edge doesn't. But I guess the engine exhaust nozzle on this display aircraft is not sized properly. I should have looked closer to see the alignment of the speedbrake and tail trailing edges which says small tail.
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Unread post04 Oct 2012, 16:00

I worked at the KAI plant adjacent to the Sa Cheon base on the T-50 program from 2001 until 2005, so had a chance to visit the outdoor displays of the museum several times. It was really a nice surprise to see the B-29 there.

The KAI plant is first class all the way, both the facility and the personnel.
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Unread post04 Oct 2012, 16:03

Personally, I think maybe this is an instructional fuselage, like for example, the F-2 mock-up at Ishikawa Prefectural Aviation Plaza?

http://www.pref.ishikawa.lg.jp/aviation/ac_f2mo.html

] I worked at the KAI plant

Dude, as at today, this no-photo gallery still has 38 MIAs:

http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F ... rce/ROKAF/

'Republic of Korea Air Force missing F-16 Photographs'
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Unread post05 Oct 2012, 11:13

There's a big difference between taking a photograph of an F-16 in the U.S. vs. taking a picture of an F-16 in a foreign country. In some countries you risk jail time.

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Unread post18 Feb 2018, 14:35

Any update on which F-16 this is?

Anyone knows which former (probably USAF) F-16A this is in fake RoKAF colors?
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Unread post20 Feb 2018, 09:37

www.aerospacemuseum.co.kr

The museum homepage is off-line, or changed URL? 8(
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Unread post20 Feb 2018, 10:11

I found this on trip advisor.............shows all the aircraft at the museum. The F-16 is towards the end.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_ ... tionId=101
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Unread post20 Feb 2018, 10:40

Found a listing of Korean serial numbers: Maybe this will narrow it down.
F-16C Block 32A (85-1576 to 85-1579)
F16D Block 32A (84-1370 to 84-1373)(85-1584 to 85-1585)
F-16C Block 32B (85-1580 to 85-1583)
F-16C Block 32C (86-1586 to 86-1589)
F-16C Block 32D (86-1590 to 86-1593)
F-16C Block 32E (86-1594 to 86-1597)
F-16C Block 32F (87-1653 TO 87-1656)
F-16C Block 32H (87-1657 to 87-1660)
F-16D Block 32Q (90-0938 to 90-0941)
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