F-16a Navy Vipers

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If there isn’t a Meme here somewhere...
Desert brown is nice buts it’s not blue...

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Technicolor perfection

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Tyler’s back with a F-16N post and as a tribute to our Runaway Rogoway I present an addendum to his excellent post.

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Grumman F-14A dressed as a Sukohi with her new fair weather friends the Generally Dynamic Mig-16 twins.

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The following pictures are the original Navy F-16Ns that were withdrawn in 1996 and replaced by F/A-18A. In 2002 the Navy acquired two dozen Block 30 F-16a and restored true fourth generation dissimilar air combat traing or DACT to TopGun.

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Oh my that chili colored F-5 is smoking...

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F-16N, F-5N, A-4N, TA-4N, and Trainer.
Going slow... He must have forgotten he’s in a sexy 16 in sea foam blue.

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IAI Kfir the F-21a was the predecessor of the aquatic Falcons..

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My personal favorite colors for the Sea Viper

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Bort Number 20 in red just like the Soviets.

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Note the tiny front wheel, main wheels cambered out, and the external fuel tanks sharp angle up in the rear to alleviate tail strikes.

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F-16s almost always fly with either Aim-9 Sidewinders or in combination with a targetting and data collection pod, usually in red.
What’s in The Box Man!!! The navy released this incredible photo of a Purple Pit Viper to distract us from the damn box... Is that Area Little-51? Why are its dimensions distorted... It’s Aliens I guess, maybe their Gods volleyball court? Anyways sweet plane...

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Ran when parked...
Wonderful Tail Flash, the detail of its construction evident in this picture is worth staring at for a bit.

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I like how this brown girl has blue makeup and jewelry, ostensibly to match the sky? Or that big tuff blue girl in the back?

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This was new in the USN... The ability to go pure vertical and still accelerate was new in the naval experience. This is the Pollyanna version of the Falcon. This is how the collective internet memory dream thinks of the 16, naked and not worrying that it’s almost out of gas.
Stabilizers hang down when parked. Note external ladder, true navy planes have them built internally.

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The backgrounds the best part. F-105 Thunderchief, ?, and F-101B Voodoo

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Brown flight helmets are a nice detail.

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A Skyhawk says what? Grumman SU-14 and Mig-16N in the shadows for once...
Another duplicitous double...

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The replacements for the F-16N at NAS Fallon

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Hornet with a MIG-29 Fulcrum paint overlay. The black painted pretend auxiliary air doors under the cockpit are perfect. The last few feet of the engines are left grey to visually align with the original.