D-models seem to be reserialled once they were delivered to the Greek military. On the first photo's released by LM they were serialled in the 600 series. After delivery they were serialled 536, 537. This seems more logical as the FY allocations of orders are most of the time sequences (unless large orders). Probably the serials of the Greek F-16's run from 500 to 549, compromising 500 till 533 for the C-models and 534 till 549 for the D-models. FY allocation should be situated somewhere in the '99-'02 timeframe.
These are new photo's released of an Edwards based, newly build, Greek F-16D. This one will be the 535 serialled for Greece.
As you can notice on the tail, you can see the 'ED' for Edwards AFB, the 1535 number, which represents the order number. Before that you can see the the little 'AF' designation and beneith that, the Fiscal Year allocation. That is the number I'm interested in. Can anyone confirm this number?
They are from the plant at Ft Worth, but as we all know, the jet is heading to Edwards. Good Catch habu2.
Well, at least I think it is Ft Worth, but since I didn't snap the photos, can't be 100% sure. But it sure looks like Ft Worth.
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I really don't know where the pictures were taken. The only thing I wanted to say with Edwards AFB, was the 'ED' designation. I didn't say they were taken at Edwards. Doesn't seem enough dessert around
Thank you for the suggestions Loader. Can anyone confirm that the FY allocation is 99. It would sure help a lot.
And yes Deepspace..... the Israëli F-16's block 52 will look just the same as these (discard the camouflage), as the UAE block 60. The only external difference between the two will be the internal FLIR of the block 60. Sure hope to see some pictures of Israëli block 52's running of the LMTAS plant. As far as I know the first vipers should be ready in December.
Also pictures of UAE block 60 would be great!
Everybody, thankx for your input already. If you have more, please feel free to post.
Yeh, Bjorn. The IAF is supposed to get it's first F-16I's on December . (It was planned to be on this october, but there is a delay due to strikes at Lockheed Martin). I can't wait to see a pic of the F-16I.