South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 03 Oct 2012, 18:26
by Bjorn
Does anyone know which F-16 this is?

Image

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.

Greets,

Unread postPosted: 03 Oct 2012, 22:41
by exfltsafety
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.

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 06:46
by Bjorn
Euhm, this is not the larger block 15 stab. On the contrary, its the smaller pre-block 15 stab on this airframe.

Greets,

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 11:05
by JoeSambor
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.

Best Regards,

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 11:42
by Gamera
] 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

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 11:55
by Gamera

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 12:00
by Gamera
] Sa Cheon Aviation Museum

Official site:

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

KAI Aerospace Museum

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 14:37
by exfltsafety
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.

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 16:00
by johnwill
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.

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2012, 16:03
by Gamera
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'

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2012, 11:13
by JoeSambor
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.

Best Regards,

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 14:35
by Jon
Any update on which F-16 this is?

Anyone knows which former (probably USAF) F-16A this is in fake RoKAF colors?

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 09:37
by Gamera
www.aerospacemuseum.co.kr

The museum homepage is off-line, or changed URL? 8(

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 10:11
by edpop
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

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 10:40
by edpop
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)

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 12:11
by dragracingmaniac
edpop wrote: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)


Nope. It's an "A" model, the above is a list of "C" models. :D

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2018, 22:37
by edpop
There are no listings of the "A" model being sold to Korea.............only "C" & "D" models.

Maybe the aircraft was donated to the museum from the 35th TFS or another U.S. Air Force unit stationed in Korea ???????
The 35th flew the "A" model in Korea from 81 to 86 according to the database here on this site.

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2018, 17:18
by Bjorn
Edpop, I presume that will be the case yes. Most probably an ex-USAF example from the old days. Or simply a mock-up. That's the one million dollar question.

Greets,

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2018, 20:14
by raameagle
78-0002?

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2019, 16:21
by hornet1129
I heard that is a mock-up from Lockheed Martin in 1994.
http://blog.daum.net/okgolf/5463871
It was painted like this originally.

Re: South Korean preserved F-16

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2019, 11:54
by Gamera
Hmm.
That blog article is dated 2010/08/15, and is categorised as August Journeys.
I presume that F-16 blue/red/white paint scheme is also dated 2010 August.