Aircraft Photo of 1611 | Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon | Iraq - Air Force | #183374
Registration / Serial:1611
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Version:Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon
C/n (msn):RA-05
Operator / Titles:Iraq - Air Force
City / Airport:Tucson - InternationalMap
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KTUS   IATA: TUS   Local: TUS   Other: -
Photo Date:17 August 2015
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 183374
Photo Comment

The Iraqi air Force used the 162nd Fighter Wing for F-16 conversion training. Iraq bought 36 F-16Cs, of which 28 F-16Cs eight F-16Ds. The Vipers are often designated IQ, that's the variant Iraq bought. These are Block 52s, but the many avionics and systems of these Blocks are downgraded. The IQs can not operate (yet) with sophisticated weapons, like precision guided weapons, that are normally used with the Block numbers.

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