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User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

What is the difference between the Singapore F-16s with those wierd humps on them and the standard USAF F-16C?

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1092 times:


Is that what you're talking about?

The "hump" on this (and all other) Israeli (I)F-16D's (Block 30/40) houses additional electronic equipment made for the IAF by the Israeli defense industries, it most likely has something to do with additional ECM capabilities, and is rumoured to enable the a/c to act as "Wild Weasels" i.e. SAM supression a/c.

Singapore's 10 F-16D's (Block 52) are rumoured to be equipped with identical (probably Israeli made) systems.

LY744.



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

The 8 F-16CJ's (Block 52) should be pretty much identical to the USAF's birds. Singapore also operates 8 F-16A/B Block 15's. The IAF operates approximately 125 (some were lost in accidents) F-16A/B's (Block 10 and 15, I believe), which were also uniquely modified by the IAF and IAI over the years, although the differences are far from being as dramatic as with the (I)F-16D's, as the F-16C/D's had special equipment incorporated early on in their design, unlike the F-16A/B's, non of which was originally destined to the IAF. 72 (I)F-16C/D Block 30 (Delivered in 1987-1988, 48 of those are C's, and 24 are D's [Operated in a separate squadron]) were delivered to the IAF, as well as 60 F-16C/D's Block 40 (1991-1992 30 C's, 30 D's, operated in mixed squadrons).

The RSAF got the first of their own F-16C/D(J) Block 52's in 1998. They've operated the F-16A/B since 1988, including some ex-USAF (Thunderbirds) a/c that have been retired in the mid 90's. It is rumoured that they might have got the Python 4 (considered best short range AAM in the world, possible exception of the Python 5) from Israel as part of the likely sale of Israeli equipment for their F-16Ds.

LY744.



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