F-16D Block 52

These photos were taken by Greg Knowles and Yusof

Modelers who intend to do this and other rare RSAF a/c kits can refer to a company called Horizon ModelTech at http://www.horizontech.bizland.com  for the most accurate RSAF decals to date.

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Photos of the F-16D Block 52J directly below were taken at RSAF 2001 open house at Paya Lebar Air base

The 12 photos directly below were taken by Yusof

F-16D BLOCK52J AIR INTAKE LANTERN ON F-16D F-16D BLOCK 52J 143SQ TENGAH AIRBASE F-16C BLOCK52 J WITH AIM-7 AND DUMMY AIM-9

 

F-16DBLOCK 52J WITH MISSILE PILON AIM-7 F-16D BLOCK 52J NOTE THE AVONIC SPINE F-16D BLOCK52 WITH GBU....NOTE THE AVONIC SPINE F-16D BLOCK 52J LANDING GEAR

 

F-16C BLOCK 52J F-16D BLOCK 52J 143SQ TENGAH AIRBASE F-16D BLOCK 52J F-16C BLOCK 52J WITH OPEN AIR BRAKE

 

Photos directly below were taken of a Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16D BLK 52. The A/C was pictured in Darwin.  These were taken in October 1999.

Some descriptions below were kindly provided by Mike Yeo of  Horizon ModelTech


The 21 photos directly below were taken by Greg Knowles

This front port quarter view of the aircraft show the bumps on either side of the nosecone which used to contain the RWR gear. They are now empty, the RWR being in the wing "beer-cans". The 4 aerials for the  AN/APX-113(V) AIFF aerials can be seen   clearly, they differ from the AIFF aerials fitted to the F-16ADF, F-16 MLU, to name a few. RSAF Block 52s have the larger wheels and bulged
main landing gear doors of later-block F-16C/Ds to
handle increased weights.
left alq39

 

left side of exhaust nozzle The brake chute housing is actually empty. The housing was kept to save on re-design costs. 140 Sqn badge. As of late 2000, this aircraft is serving with 143 Sqn RSAF. strakes

 

right side aft right side of exhaust nozzle Right alq39 exhaust nozzle: the end plate of the spine is different from that of IAF IF-16D.

 

right side right side of spine: note that there is a different shade of gray on top of the spine relative to its sides The beer can RWR housing which was fitted to all F-16C/Ds from later Block 30 onwards. fuel tank

 

pitot cockpit area cockpit area The intake is the "small mouth" intake common to all PW-F100 engined F-16s. pitot