AGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
Their were several F-16'S doing touch and goes in Tucson last Thursday and Friday. They appeared to be like F-16I with the conformal dorsal tank modification. They did not look like IAF camouflage , much darker. I have not seen that type of F16 flying around here that I can remember. Just curious about them if anyone knows.
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LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
Singapore indeed has similar airframes in their upgraded Block 52's, Greece is also in the process of taking delivery of some 52+s, and the UAE's block 60s also feature the electronics spine (as well as CFTs). Since this was a Tucson however, it is most likely that they were Singaporean examples (spines but no CFTs and U.S.-style camo scheme).
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
Yeah no problem, so it was the Singaporians? BTW, the 162nd at Tucson is 95% certain to get the contract to train UAE crews for their brand new block 60s. So look forward to seeing 15 or so F-16E/F based out of Tucson in the near future. I think the Thai already have a detachment there as well.