One of the first F-16s of the 194th Fighter Interceptor Squadron "Griffins" in full "colour". The aircraft was used as a back ground during a farewell ceremony in which the 194th FIS F-4Ds were phased out. This 80-0582 was sold to the Royal Jordanian Air Force and delivered on 3 March 1998. Unfortunately, it crashed during a training exercise on 20 April 2008.
This Viper flew in Italian colours from September 2003 to May 2012. It was returned to the USA for storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB (AZ). Later, in 2016 is was rebuilt to QF-16A.
Former USAF 82-0984 was delivered after an overhaul at Ogden Air Logistic Center (Hill AFB, UT) to Italy as part of a Foreign Military Sales contract, designated 'Peace Caesar' programme, to Aeronautica Militare Italiana. The contract was signed on 15 March 2001 and the aircraft was delivered to Italy in 2004. The aircraft was returned to the USA in 2012.
Just one of many early F-16 models in storage at AMARC. This particular example arrived there during Aug. 94 and is stored with the PCN/Inventory No. AAFG0211.Original Commanders aircraft of the 177th FW, Atlantic City, NJ. The Jersey Devils.
This Viper served as 82-1005 with the 11th FS/14th FW at Ellington Field, TX before being retired to AMARG during Nov. 96 where it was stored with the PCN/Inventory No. AAFG0393. The Italians rescued her from the desert and she served with their AF until May 2012 when she was welcomed once again to the boneyard.
While waiting for the Eurofighter, Italy leased 24 RAF Tornado ADVs in 1995 to replace some of its old Starfighters. Apparently the ADV failed to impress and it was replaced by yet another stop-gap, the F-16A/ADF, from 2003. Note the Advanced IFF antennae forward of the cockpit canopy of this F-16A variant, conceived for US Air National Guard air defence duties.