Fort Wayne back to F-16's

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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 14:51

I seen a few articals Ft Wayne is going back to 16's.

It was approved to happen this year. Since all of Madison's jet where sent to other units, I am assuming they will be picking up jets from those units that have extra's now. So more or less everyone's worn out large mouths. Or a mix of small and large mouths like a few unit's have. Any idea's?
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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 15:59

Madison's fleet is spread across many units; 149FW 182FS, 482FW 93FS, 187FW 100FS.
I'd guess they would be getting block 40's to be honest?
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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 16:42

From where? Havent heard the AD getting rid of any of their jets.
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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 19:16

Probably trickle down from AD.

AD units converting to F-35 will ship their birds to other Wings, who will then send worn-out planes to the Guard.

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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 19:54

Except in this case the transfer is from one ANG unit to another.
The recent updates to the F-16 fleet is keeping them up to date, so the hand-me-down philosofy of old days are gone.
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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 20:07

I bet they are going to get a mix of Large and small mouth 30s from other units.

Id rather have old guard block 30's than old AD block 40 or 50's.
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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 20:54

ANG flies a nice mix of block 30/32/40/42/50/52's these days.
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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 21:17

daswp wrote:...who will then send worn-out planes to the Guard.



I got news for ya, they're all worn out. :twisted:
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Unread post15 Jan 2023, 22:43

Boman wrote:ANG flies a nice mix of block 30/32/40/42/50/52's these days.

Gaurd has one 40 unit one 50 unit 1 52 unit and 2 42 units. All the rest are 30s. Tucson is a outlier but it's not a combat coded wing. They have a mix of all the pratts.
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Unread post16 Jan 2023, 18:36

Just saw an article today that the conversion back to F-16's was approved. No timeline, but suspect it will happen within the year.

Edit: found the link: https://www.21alivenews.com/2023/01/12/ ... onversion/
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Unread post21 Jan 2023, 17:17

Hi,

Ft Wayne ANG have been working on the conversion for over a year. I heard their block 40s will come from Holloman. ANG have always been in front of F16 fleet upgrades and modernization. Good luck to Ft Wayne ANG.
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Unread post21 Jan 2023, 23:15

Interesting that they may receive Block 42's :D
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Unread post22 Jan 2023, 02:31

I could see them get the squardron of block 40's at holloman. But I really don't think they will get 42's. Toledo and Tulsa are the only units to get 229's in their 42. all the others have 220's. I was told the 42's with the 220s are dogs. Also I don't see another combat coded wing of pratt's. there are only 3 and the are 229's and i also don't think they Guard will mod another wing of 42's with 229's. But that's my opinion. I still think they are getting every one's problem child block 30's.
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Unread post22 Jan 2023, 16:15

Block 40's would do nicely too 8)
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