EBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4991 times:
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1): I have not heard of any plans for a QF-14, QF-15, or QF-16. But, it would not surprize to see them converted in the future.
The folks who frequent this forum seem to be pretty much in the know so I knew if I asked the question someone would respond. Thanks for the comeback. It'll be interesting to see if any of these birds do become drones.
Bobski From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4615 times:
I was reading an article in Air Forces Monthly a while back about the work at AMARC and the conversion of stored F-4's to QF-4 drones. It said that they are looking at stored F-16's as a potential new QF-16 drone to replace the QF-4 once they run out of drones. There are a lot of them available for conversion and it better represents the agility of modern fighters in tests than the QF-4.
I was wondering, do you guys think the USAF will keep the Vietnam-painted QF-4E that they have flying in their Heritage Flight? I certainly hope so.
F86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4435 times:
Quoting Bobski (Reply 5): I was wondering, do you guys think the USAF will keep the Vietnam-painted QF-4E that they have flying in their Heritage Flight? I certainly hope so.
Hey, you just answered a question that I was going to post. I was at the Reno Air Races last weekend and there were two F-4s there that took part in heritage flights. I was pretty surprised since I thought all F-4s had been removed service. The quick bit of research I did for the 82nd ATRS pretty much resulted in pictures of F-4 drones.