Greek Air Force Blk 52+ F-16D photos

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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 03:22

Hi,

I am looking for close up pics of the Greek Air Force latest aircraft acquisition - the Advanced Blk 52+ F-16D (dorsal spine type).

Do anyone have pics, or know of any web sites that contain such pics.

I have searched through most current aviation magazines, but most provide general pics, nothing on close ups on their dorsal spine, sensors, ECM, RWR stuff.

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Richard89

ps. Need info to attempt to build a scale model of this F-16 version.
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 07:45

Why don't you try the <a href="http://www.f-16.net/f-16_photos_album15.html">photo library</a> on this web site. There is quite a number of photos showing F-16 d 52+ :D
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 10:27

Richard08 wrote:Need info to attempt to build a scale model of this F-16 version.


What kit ae you using? Hase? 1/48?
Using the CE spine? what? You could start a thread over in the scale models forum, or at the ARC:
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 15:47

Gentlemen,

Searched the F-16 net libary. Have good general shots but nothing close up.

Reply to Habu:

Yes, using Hasegawa 1/48th scale F-16D with some modifications; using the CE spine, how about the Hasegawa F-16D (Israel) version with the resin spine - better? Some stuff from Hasegawa Mitsubishi F2 (F-16) model kit and some other will be scratch built.

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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 17:20

how about the Hasegawa F-16D (Israel) version with the resin spine - better?

Not so much a matter of better, more a matter of being able to find one.
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 18:09

I've heard both arguments, that the CE spine is better, that the resin spine in the Brakeet kit is better...just comes down to what you prefer. But h2's right, the Brakeet kit is very hard to find. I take it you'll alsp be using the CE CFTs.
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 19:31

hi Richard08,

Using both a Hase F2 kit and a Hase F-16D kit to model your HAF 52+ is an expensive project. This must be an important model to you. I guess the steal from the F2 kit is the 600 tanks. :wink:

Sorry, can't be any help on your initial request. The photo library here collects most if not all online reference. If you found any, do share with us here.

(edit: From the unclassifed photos, HAF 52+ does not have too many of the enigmatic sensors.) Majority scrap build should be on the spine (starboard) and the AIFF ant. And the ASHM if you're not using the BB cockpit set. For the spine, I believe we have the GPS antenna, the additional air intake above on the closed dispenser and the sensor near the tail drag chute which is common to the older fleets.

CE spine vs Hase IAF F-16D spine
I guess if you already have a Hase F-16DJ kit, the CE spine might be a better option. But, if you have not and would like to have the convenience, the Hase 09466 will be a better choice. Like what the guys have mentioned, it all boils down to the availability. I am kind of surprise, the stock status at HLJ is discontinued.

Habu is right, CE CFT is a must for any 52+ kit! Happy modeling, keep us posted on your progress.

PS: the administrator might want to move this thread to the Scale Model forum. :P

cheers, :D
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 19:50

Yeah, I think a move of topic may be in order.
And the discontinued status of the Brakeet kit at HLJ isn't a typo, it most certainly is discontinued. SOP for Hasegawa: short-run kits.
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 20:38

Amazed Hasegawa didn't release a VISTA version in 1:48 like they did in 1:72. If Hasegawa were smart they would release Greek and Singapore D-versions with the spines.....
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 21:40

habu2, I guess if Hasegawa was to have the RSAF/HAF/VISTA project in 1/48, they will probably have a change of the box art, decal sheet & perhaps a few piece of inaccurate resin. Everything will be the same. :wink:
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 22:10

Here you go, photo LMTAS:
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Unread post02 Apr 2004, 22:13

Photo George Psarras:
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Unread post05 Apr 2004, 03:46

Hi Guys,

Thank you very much for the information, suggestions, ideas and photos for this project.

It is much appreciated. And will keep you in the loop concerning the progress of this conversion project.

Regards

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Unread post05 Apr 2004, 04:57

Hi Guys,

Since we are still on this subject, one last question - what is the rectangle thing located on the starboard side of the CFT for HAF F-16D.

I have attached a picture for your viewing.

Can anyone advise?

Thnks

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Unread post05 Apr 2004, 05:11

Guys,

Trying to figure out how the photo attachment to work! In the meantime, please refer the photo found on the photo library under the Greek Air Force F-16s which is pic 19 of 60, page 3.

The F-16D showed a brown rectangle attachment on the starboard CFT.

Can you guys advise what is this thing - flare/chaff dispenser system?

Richard08
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