IDFAF F-16A/B with 2x GBU-15 EO guided bombs, and an AXQ-14 Data Link pod [USAF photo]
I don't think it's A neither B. It has the big inlet and IDF/AF A/B models don't usually carry a guided AG weapons.
they do, the IAF F-16A/B can carry LGB bumbs.
I believed is either C or D. Yes, the big inlet & the burged main landing gear door as well.
Its defenitly a C/D.
Notice the big nav lights (on the intake's sides) and the large RWRs on the nose.
Bjorn Claes (Bjorn)
If its a C or D model, where are the landing lights that are located on the front landing gear door???
Its because the lack of that, that I think its a A or B model.
Judging by this photo http://www.f-16.net/PhotoGallery/album08/adt.sized.jpg , probably not every C/D has the landing lights mounted on the nose wheel door.
See forum topic: http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=10361#10361
Only Block 40 and above have the lights on the nose gear door, and MLU jets. This is a Normal(S)shock inlet, not a big mouth. The inlet NAV light assemblies mean nothing, unless you see their new "I" NAV lights, then they do. Notice no coke bottles on the LEF's, this is an A/B model F-16, I'd bet on it.
IAF F16A/B's didn't use the same Nav lite/ ECM fairing on the intake sides like the C/D's do. Also the ECM blisters on the nose just past the radome are the fatter type like those used on their C/D's. although the air scoop thats under the guns' LERX can't be seen to make a positive ID. I say 16C
Viper fifty six
This is a block 30 aircraft and given the load out will be a D model not a C. The data link pod could also be carried on the centre line, number 5 pylon, allowing a second missile to be carried. No wing tip missiles would be carried due to wing stress with this loading.
Whatever it is it looks like it'd tip over, if the pilot kicked the nosewheel to the left too fast.
Guys, this is a Block 30 C.
Heavyweight landing gear (only IAF Blocks 30 and above have it). The only other operator that has Block 30s with the ICMLG is Greece.
The large nose RWR antennas and inlet-side ECM antennas are on IAF Block 30s/40s only. Block 30s have the NSI (small mouth) inlet, while Block 40 has the MCID (big mouth).
The LEF RWR antennas (known as the "Donkey Dick" - you can guess why)were introduced on Block 30D production in FY86. This jet is probably from earlier production and hasn't been retrofitted with it.
Trust me... I work on Vipers and know the jet well.
This is not an A/B model, note that it has a large intake duct and the larger navigation lights.
It is an F-16C or an F-16D. Note that the cockopit camera is in front of the HUD. I would say that it is F-16C 86-1598 "301" from the Flight Test Center.
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