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Bjorn

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Unread post19 Jul 2003, 00:05

I recently saw a picture of an Italian F-16B early Block 10 with the Italian registration of MM7269. Anyone has more information about the US serial of this aircraft and about the other serials of recently delivered F-16's.

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Unread post17 Aug 2003, 14:33

I'd like to see this..

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Unread post21 Sep 2003, 08:13

Well. Yes. You saw right. If you looked into other things, I'm pretty sure Italy leased some, I think 34, to fill the gap in their Air Force until they get EF2K.
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Unread post21 Sep 2003, 16:22

You are right, Italy has some 2-3 squadrons of F-16s.
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Unread post09 Oct 2003, 19:44

Well kinda. :wink: They just recently started getting delivery of the refubished jets.


Lockheed Martin, U.S., Italian Officials celebrate F-16 ' Peace Caesar' delivery


http://www.lockheedmartin.com/wms/findP ... i=0&sc=400

FORT WORTH, TX, July 17, 2003 -- Lockheed Martin officials, along with officers from the United States and Italian Air Forces, celebrated the delivery today of the first of 34 F-16 fighter jets to be provided to Italy under a program known as Peace Caesar. The ceremony took place at Trapani Air Base, Italy.
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Unread post01 Jan 2004, 10:17

Hey...I hope that Italy sells their F-16s to Portugal after the get the Eurofighters, then we could upgrade them to MLU :wink:
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Unread post01 Jan 2004, 23:01

We want pics! We want pics!
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Unread post10 Jan 2004, 10:32

Well I just answered my own call....

Taken from International Airpower Review Vol 9,
MM7238, aka USAF 80-0615
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Unread post10 Jan 2004, 20:06

I think the italians need to learn how to fly before they worry about the Typhoon. God I remember living there watching them tear a$$ around at 500 feet in there F-4's. Wake the damn dead.
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Unread post10 Jan 2004, 21:10

Lawman wrote:God I remember living there watching them tear a$$ around at 500 feet in there F-4's. Wake the damn dead.


Wouldn't you? :twisted:
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Unread post11 Jan 2004, 02:05

with ya on that one habu. I wonder if they'll train at Luke as some of the other foreign customers do...
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Unread post11 Jan 2004, 04:56

When I think of Italy and bad flying, I think of EA-6 and ski lifts. :oops: :(
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Unread post11 Jan 2004, 05:58

ouch... :shock: (can you say "clotheslined" ??? thought you could...)
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Unread post11 Jan 2004, 08:15

elp wrote:When I think of Italy and bad flying, I think of EA-6 and ski lifts. :oops: :(


Guess you got a point...yewkes!
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Unread post23 Jan 2004, 11:04

Two of my friends are working for Lockheed Martin training the Italians on the leased F-16's. The idea is to get Italy to buy either block 60's or the new joint strike fighter in the future.

The Italians are requesting the lease program to be extended another 5 years from the original 3. One of my friends is the avionics representative and the other is hydraulics. 8 years on the island might be fun, but I opted for the block 60 UAE program to start in May 2004.

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