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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

Does anyone know if there are plans to convert F-14s to drones? Has there ever been talk of converting early F-16As or F-15As to drones?


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

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.

User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4745 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.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4744 times:

I would be shocked if we don't see QF-15 and QF-16 drones after they get done shooting down all the QF-4's.


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User currently offlineM0j0NL From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Yes please, blow up F5`s, F16`s..but leave the Phantoms alone  Sad

User currently offlineBobski From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4369 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.



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4347 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.

The Collings Foundation has an F-4D that I'm sure will be around for some time to come.

< http://www.collingsfoundation.org/tx_f-4dphantom.htm >


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

Maybe they want some cheap, worn-out F-4Fs from Germany... Big grin


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User currently offlineF86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 4189 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.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Michael....AirRaces/photo#4976256158329798674
http://picasaweb.google.com/Michael.Rennick/2006RenoAirRaces

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F86sabre


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