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First F-16 Block 70 Emerges From Lockheed Martin’s New Facto

Unread postPosted: 23 Nov 2022, 21:43
by basher54321

Nov. 22, 2022 | By John A. Tirpak

The first F-16 of the Block 70/72 configuration has rolled out of Lockheed Martin’s Greenville, S.C., facility in preparation for first flight early in 2023. The factory is geared up to build at least 128 more of the jets through the end of this decade.

The jet, destined for Bahrain, should be accepted by the U.S. government early in 2023 and will undergo flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., before it’s delivered under the Foreign Military Sales program. It completed final assembly and checkout (FACO) and painting at Greenville on Nov. 21.



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Re: First F-16 Block 70 Emerges From Lockheed Martin’s New F

Unread postPosted: 24 Nov 2022, 06:10
by Boman
Interesting new color scheme? Reminds me of the UAE :wink:

Re: First F-16 Block 70 Emerges From Lockheed Martin’s New F

Unread postPosted: 29 Nov 2022, 13:55
by Scorpion1alpha
Very nice scheme on that new Viper. My understanding is these new Vs were suppose to be painted in Have Glass, but I guess its country specific?

Re: First F-16 Block 70 Emerges From Lockheed Martin’s New F

Unread postPosted: 30 Nov 2022, 04:18
by edpop
For Bahrain:

Re: First F-16 Block 70 Emerges From Lockheed Martin’s New F

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2022, 23:07
by edpop

Re: First F-16 Block 70 Emerges From Lockheed Martin’s New F

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2022, 20:18
by zero-one


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