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Unread post15 Nov 2021, 19:13

The F-16 was once referred to as a groundbreaking fighter aircraft. Now the Armed Forces thanks the plane after long and faithful service. (Google translate )

Due date for retirement was end of 2021.

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Unread post02 Dec 2021, 03:39

Thank you for posting that. Awesome. Some terrific back in the day (70s) footage of the F-16, along with modern day footage. I've always said that the RNoAF's F-16s are the coolest looking in any air arm. I stand by that statement today. It's sad to see such a legend winding down, but technology (threats) march on...
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Unread post22 Dec 2021, 22:36

NORWEGIAN AIR POLICING: THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

RAMSTEIN, Germany - The Norwegian F-16 Fighting Falcon, which has safeguarded the skies for 40 years, will close an honorable and historic chapter as the F-35 Lightning II opens a new one, starting its Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) duties from Evenes Air Base next January.

On January 6, 2022, the Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 fighter jets will launch an active QRA from Evenes for the first time. According to the plan, the last two F-16 QRA aircraft will have their last mission out of Evenes and return to Bodø, marking the official end of Bodø Air Base as a home to fighter aircraft; one of the long-standing reliable F-16 jets will remain as a museum exhibit at the Aviation Museum in Bodø.

Some remarkable air incidents that occurred during the QRA duties above Norway in the last 40 years --

https://ac.nato.int/archive/2021/norwegianAP2
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Unread post23 Dec 2021, 11:19

End of an era. The F-16 will surely be missed in Norway, but the F-35A is the right and a excellent successor.

Tails 674 will be preserved at the museum in Bodo, while 687 has already been delivered to the musem at Gardermoen, where she will go on display after beeing "de-mil'ed"
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Unread post07 Jan 2022, 04:23

Some great pictures in there of the F-16 and new F-35A for the RNoAF!

https://mediearkiv.forsvaret.no/fotoweb ... forsvaret/
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