Fighter, Strike Fighter, Interceptor, and Derivative Aircraft
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April, 2016 image of F-4E, serial 68-0538, resting in the boneyard among her Phantom II sisters. She arrived for storage during October, 1997, and as of the date of this post, she remains in storage. You can see this aircraft refueling from KC-135 here: https://www.del-laughery.com/a2a
Credited with a MiG-21 kill on 6 May 72 using an AIM-9 missile, F-4S, BuNo 157249, rests in the Arizona sun during November, 2014. She would escape the scrapper and instead be donated to the Flying Leatherneck Museum in San Diego.
F-16C, serial 85-1416, would return to service configured as a QF-16 during February, 2020, after more than eleven years in storage. She's pictured here during 2015.
Ex-Calspan Bicycle Works) F-16C, serial 85-1452, looking quite forlorn given her wingless and canopy-less situation. This photo is from November, 2015. She had arrived a little more than five years before, and remains there as of the date of this post.
F/A-18C, BuNo 163777, as she appeared during late 2014.
On the left is F-16B, serial 79-0418. On the right is F-16B, serial 82-1036. Both have seen better days. Also visible in the middle is the tail of F-16B, serial 80-0625.
F-16A, serial 82-0961, sits near a row of T-38s in this November, 2015, shot.
Florida ANG F-15C, serial 78-0491, as seen in storage during late 2015, next to F-15C, serial 84-0012, an operational test and evaluation aircraft out of Eglin AFB, FL.
F-4D, serial 66-0243, as seen during late 2015. She would cease to exist by May of the following year.
F-16A, serial 81-0804, arrived for storage during January, 2005. She is still there as of the date of this post.
Nearest the camera is F-4E, serial 68-0511, seen during August, 2002. She would be regenerated during May, 2005, be converted to QF-4E configuration, and be expended during July, 2014.
F/A-18A, BuNo 161753, as seen during November, 2013. Just less than five years later she would be scrapped.