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บข.     BKh.19     Lockheed F-16A Falcon
บข.     BKh.19A     Lockheed F-16 B Falcon
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(Photo courtesy of Tui Pankem) (Photo courtesy of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

History

In April of 1985, the government of Thailand made overtures to the United States to purchase twelve F-16A's. At that time, the F-16/79 was considered to be the only version that Thailand would be allowed to receive. However, in July 1987, Thailand was given approval to go ahead and order the F100-powered F-16, and a letter of agreement was signed in December of 1987 for the purchase of eight F-16A's and four F-16B's under the Peace Naresuan I Foreign Military Sales program. All 12 aircraft are of the Block 15OCU variety and where used by the 103 Sqn. 

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Peace Naresuan II

Together with the signing of the first contract, the RTAF was already seeking to add 6 more aircraft to the inventory. At the end of the eighties the Thai government signed a contract to purchase 6 more F-16A's under the Peace Naresuan II contract. These aircraft were also of the OCU version.

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Peace Naresuan III

In September 1995 Thailand received the first aircraft of a second batch of eighteen new F-16A/B Block 15OCU aircraft, 12 A-models and 6 B-models. They have been used to establish a second F-16 squadron (403 Sqn.). The last six of those F-16s were delivered to Thailand in February 1996. 

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Peace Naresuan IV

On July 14th, 2000, the Thai government decided to purchase 16 F-16s (15 A's and 1 B in the ADF version) to establish a third F-16 squadron (102 Sqn.). The aircraft were delivered in August and October 2002 and the remainder in July 2003. Also 2 block 10OCU aircraft were purchased for spare parts reclamation.

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Singapore donation

On November 18th, 2004 it was announced that Thailand was to receive the remaining 7 RSAF F-16A/B's (3 A models and 4 B models). They were all handed over in the course of January 2005. Instead of a standard purchase between two governments, these airframes are donated by the government of Singapore to the RTAF. In return the RSAF can train on the RTAFB Udon Thani a number of days each year. This deal signifies the good relationship between these two ASEAN member countries.

Geschichte

Im April 1985 machte die Thailändische Regierung eine Anfrage an die Vereinigten Staten um zwölf F-16A zu erwerben. Zu dieser Zeit war die F-16/79 die einzige Version die Thailand erwerben konnte. Dennoch wurde im Juli 1987 Thailand die Erlaubnis gegeben F-16 mit dem F100 Triebwerk zu erwerben, im Dezember 1987 wurde die Vereinbarung zu Erwerb von acht F-16A und vier F-16B gegeben. Der Kauf wurde über das "Foreign Military Sales Program" abgewickelt mit der Bezeichnung Peace Naresuan I. Alle 12 Maschinen waren Block 15OCU Versionen und wurden von der 103 Sqn. betrieben..

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Peace Naresuan II

Zusammen mit der Unterzeichnung des ersten Vertrages suchte die RTAF sechs weitere Maschinen in ihr Inventar zu bekommen. Am Ende der achtziger Jahre wurde ein Vertag unterzeichnet über den erweb von sechs weiteren F-16A unter der Bezeichnung Peace Naresuan II. Bei diesen Maschinen handelte es sich auch um die OCU Version.

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Peace Naresuan III

Im September 1995 bekam Thailand die ersten Maschinen des zweiten Loses von achtzehn neuen F-16A/B Block 15OCU Maschinen, 12 A-Versionen und 6 B-Modelle. Diese wurden verwendet um eine zweite Staffel zu gründen (403 Sqn.) Die letzten sechs wurden im Februar 1996 geliefert. 

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Peace Naresuan IV

Am 14 Juli 2000 entschied die Thailändische Regierung weitere 16 F-16 (15 A's und 1 B von der ADF Version) zu erwerben um eine dritte Staffel zu gründen (102 Sqn.). Die Maschinen wurden im August und Oktober 2002 geliefert und die restlichen im Juli 2003. Auch wurden 2 Block 10OCU Maschinen als Ersatzteillager erworben.

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Spende von Singapur

Am 18 November 2004 wurde angekündigt, dass Thailand die verbliebenen 7 F-16A/B der RSAF erhalten werde. Alle Maschinen wurden im Januar 2005 übergeben. Die Maschinen wurden nicht gekauft, sondern von der Regierung von Singapur der RTAF geschenkt. Als Gegenleistung kann die RSAF auf der RTAFB Udon Thani einige Tage lang trainieren.  Der Handel zeigt die guten Beziehungen der beiden ASEAN Länder.

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102 Sqn. 1st Wing  

102 Staffel 1. Geschwader  

Lockheed F-16A Block 15 Fighting Falcon, 102 Sqn 10th Anniversary an the RTAFB Khorat 23. April 2012

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103 Sqn. 1st Wing  

103 Staffel 1. Geschwader  

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10311

 

 

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403 Sqn. 4th Wing  

403 Staffel 4. Geschwader  

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40308 40306 40308   Click on the Insigna to see more of the F-16A/B from the 403 Sqn.

904 Sqn. 6th Wing  

   

General Dynamics F-16A Falcon BKh.19-18/38 F-16A #904 (Photo courtesy of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

General Dynamics F-16A Falcon BKh.19-18/38 F-16A #904 (Photo courtesy of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

General Dynamics F-16A Falcon BKh.19-18/38 F-16A #904 (Photo courtesy of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

General Dynamics F-16A Falcon BKh.19-18/38 F-16A #904 (Photo courtesy of Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

Click on the Insigna to see more of the Aero Albatross L-39ZA from the 904 Sqn.
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Serial, Lockheed F-16A Lockeed
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-5/34 2J-1 / 86-0378 10305 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 2. 5 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-6/34 2J-2 / 87-0702 10306 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 22. 6 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-7/34 2J-3 / 87-0703 10307 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 20. 6 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-8/34 2J-4 / 87-0704 10308 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21. 7 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-9/34 2J-5 / 87-0705 10309 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 27. 7 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.h19-10/34 2J-6 / 87-0706 10310 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 15. 8 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-11/34 2J-7 / 87-0707 10311 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 24. 8 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-12/34 2J-8 / 87-0708 10312 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 29. 8 1988 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-13/35 2J-9 / 91-0062 10313 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 10. 12 1990 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-14/37 2J-10 / 91-0063 10314 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 28. 1 1991 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-15/37 2J-11 / 91-0064 10315 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21. 2 1991 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-16/37 2J-12 / 91-0065 10316 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21. 2 1991 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-17/37 2J-13 / 91-0066 10317 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 1. 3 1991 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BKh.19-18/38 2J-14 / 91-0067 10318 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 30. 3 1991 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-25/38 HN-1 / 90-7020 40307 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 6. 11 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-26/38 HN-2 / 90-7021 40308 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 19. 6 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-27/38 HN-3 / 90-7022 40309 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 11. 7 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-28/38 HN-4 / 90-7023 40310 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 15. 8 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-29/38 HN-5 / 90-7024 40311 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 29. 9 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-30/38 HN-6 / 90-7025 40312 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 26. 10 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-31/38 HN-7 / 90-7026 40313 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 30. 11 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-32/39 HN-8 / 90-7027 40314 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 19. 12 1995 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-33/39 HN-9 / 90-7028 40315 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 4. 1 1996 Present Crashed 18. Oct. 2010
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-34/39 HN-10 / 90-7029 40316 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 4. 1 1996 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-35/39 HN-11 / 90-7030 40317 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 24. 1 1996 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 BK.19-36/39 HN-12 / 90-7031 40318 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 31. 1 1996 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-349 / 81-0668 10202 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-456 / 81-0775 10203 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-478 / 81-0797 10204 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-574 / 82-0981 10205 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-297 / 80-0576 10206 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-371 / 81-0690 10207 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-435 / 81-0754 10208 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-446 / 81-0765 10209 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-601 / 82-1008 10210 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-296 / 80-0575 10211 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-455 / 81-0774 10212 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-384 / 81-0703 10213 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-465 / 81-0784 10214 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-580 / 82-0987 10215 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 61-582 / 82-0989 10216 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 10 none 61-109 / 79-0324 spare ... ... 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 10 none 61-160 / 79-0375 spare ... ... 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16A Block 15 ? 27-2 / 87-0397 10323 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat ? Present Former Singapoore AF
F-16A Block 15 ? 27-3 / 87-0398 10324 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat ? Present Former Singapoore AF
F-16A Block 15 ? 27-1 / 87-0399 10325 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat ? Present Former Singapoore AF
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Serial, Lockheed F-16B Lockeed
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-1/31 2K-1 / 86-0379 10301 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 11. 5 1988 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-2/31 2K-2 / 86-0380 10302 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 17. 5 1988 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-3/31 2K-3 / 86-0381 10303 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 20. 6 1988 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-4/34 2K-4 / 87-0709 10304 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 30. 7 1988 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-19/38 HP-1 / 90-7032 40301 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 16. 11 1995 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-20/38 HP-2 / 90-7033 40302 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 23. 6 1995 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-21/38 HP-3 / 90-7034 40303 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 19. 7 1995 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-22/38 HP-4 / 90-7035 40304 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 30. 8 1995 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-23/38 HP-5 / 90-7036 40305 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 18. 10 1995 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 BKh.19-24/38 HP-6 / 90-7037 40306 403 Sqn 4 Wing RTAFB Thakli 6. 11 1995 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 ? 62-98 / 82-1032 10201 102 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat 21.3. 2003 Present ...
F-16B Block 15 ? 28-1 / 87-0401 10319 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat ? Present Former Singapoore AF
F-16B Block 15 ? 28-2 / 87-0402 10320 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat ? Present Former Singapoore AF
F-16B Block 15 ? 28-3 / 87-0403 10321 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat ? Present Former Singapoore AF
F-16B Block 15 ? 28-4 / 87-0404 10322 103 Sqn 1 Wing RTAFB Korat ? Present Former Singapoore AF
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Specifications

F-16A

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