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General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

General Dynamics F-16A J-229 Royal Netherlands Air Force at the RNLAF Open Days 2004. Volkel Air Base 19 June 04.

F-16 Fighting Falcon - Best Multirole Fighter in the World

This page is about the F-16 Fighting Falcon that is in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The F-16 is now more then
25 years in service with the RNLAF. In 1979 the RNLAF took the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon in service as an up follower of the
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and later also as the up follower of the Northrop NF-5 Freedom Fighter. Both types where replaced by the F-16.
The RNLAF ordered a total of 213 F-16s. The order contained 177 F-16A single seaters and 36 F-16B two seaters. Currently there are 137
F-16s in service with the RNLAF, which have al been updated to the Mid Life Update (MLU) standard. The single seated F-16A MLU and
two seated F-16B MLU are also indicated as F-16AM and F-16BM. The F-16 is in service with the RNLAF as a multi-role fighter aircraft.
The F-16 can be used as an air defence aircraft, ground attack aircraft and also as a photo reconnaissance aircraft. The F-16 in the RNLAF is
operated in the swing-role concept, this means that the F-16 can perform multiple tasks in one mission and is flexible in use. First there where
nine squadrons flying with the F-16, spread over five Air Bases in the Netherlands. But after the fall of the wall and the end of the cold war,
two Squadrons where deactivated, one in 1994 and the other in 1995. As a result of cuts in the defence budget, another squadron was
deactivated in 2004. In 2007 Twenthe Air Base will be closed and maybe another F-16 Squadron will be deactivated. Now there are six
squadrons flying with the F-16, spread over two air bases. There are only two Air Bases left where the F-16s are flying from, Leeuwarden
Air Base in the north and Volkel Air Base in the south. The F-16 will be replaced by the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) after 2010.

Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Squadrons

306 Squadron 306 Squadron Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio (Training)

311 Squadron 311 Squadron Volkel Air Base (Air defense / Ground attack)

312 Squadron 312 Squadron Volkel Air Base (Air defense / Ground attack)

313 Squadron 313 Squadron Volkel Air Base (Air defense / Ground attack)

314 Squadron 314 Squadron Gilze-Rijen Air Base (Deactivated 1995)

315 Squadron 315 Squadron Twenthe Air Base (Deactivated 2004)

316 Squadron 316 Squadron Eindhoven Air Base (Deactivated 1994)

322 Squadron 322 Squadron Leeuwarden Air Base (Air defense / Ground attack)

323 Squadron 323 Squadron Leeuwarden Air Base (Air defense / Ground attack / Tactical training)

F-16 Solo Demoteam 2004 Badge F-16 Solo Demoteam Volkel Air Base (Home of the Dutch F-16 Display Team RNLAF)


List of F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Royal Netherlands Air Force


Registration | U.S.A.F. serial | Squadron | Comments

J-001 88-0001 312 Squadron
J-002 88-0002 323 Squadron
J-003 88-0003 322 Squadron
J-004 88-0004 311 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-005 88-0005 323 Squadron
J-006 88-0006 311 Squadron
J-007 88-0007 3 . . Squadron (w/o 10 January 1992)
J-008 88-0008 311 Squadron
J-009 88-0009 322 Squadron
J-010 88-0010 323 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-011 88-0011 312 Squadron
J-012 88-0012 315 Squadron (w/o 10 January 1996)
J-013 89-0013 312 Squadron
J-014 89-0014 322 Squadron
J-015 89-0015 315 Squadron
J-016 89-0016 312 Squadron
J-017 89-0017 322 Squadron
J-018 89-0018 313 Squadron
J-019 89-0019 313 Squadron
J-020 89-0020 313 Squadron
J-021 89-0021 312 Squadron
J-054 86-0054 315 Squadron (w/o 11 February 1992)
J-055 86-0055 312 Squadron
J-056 86-0056 315 Squadron (w/o 19 April 1989)
J-057 86-0057 322 Squadron
J-058 86-0058 313 Squadron
J-059 86-0059 315 Squadron (w/o 22 December 1999)
J-060 86-0060 311 Squadron
J-061 86-0061 312 Squadron
J-062 86-0062 322 Squadron
J-063 86-0063 322 Squadron
J-064 86-0064 312 Squadron (damaged 18 May 2006)
J-065 86-0065 313 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-066 87-0066 3 . . Squadron
J-067 87-0067 315 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-068 87-0068 311 Squadron (w/o 21 September 2006)
J-135 85-0135 311 Squadron
J-136 85-0136 313 Squadron
J-137 85-0137 322 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 726)
J-138 85-0138 315 Squadron
J-139 85-0139 3 . . Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 731)
J-140 85-0140 3 . . Squadron (w/o 21 May 1998)
J-141 85-0141 315 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 730)
J-142 85-0142 312 Squadron
J-143 85-0143 315 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 725)
J-144 85-0144 323 Squadron
J-145 85-0145 313 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-146 85-0146 323 Squadron
J-192 83-1192 311 Squadron
J-193 83-1193 312 Squadron
J-194 83-1194 323 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 722)
J-195 83-1195 311 Squadron (w/o 10 February 1993)
J-196 83-1196 313 Squadron
J-197 83-1197 311 Squadron
J-198 83-1198 323 Squadron
J-199 83-1199 311 Squadron
J-200 83-1200 323 Squadron (w/o 28 February 1991)
J-201 83-1201 323 Squadron
J-202 83-1202 323 Squadron
J-203 83-1203 3 . . Squadron
J-204 83-1204 323 Squadron
J-205 83-1205 323 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 729)
J-206 83-1206 312 Squadron (w/o 15 June 2001)
J-207 83-1207 312 Squadron
J-208 83-1208 312 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-209 83-1209 315 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-210 83-1210 323 Squadron
J-211 83-1211 322 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 738)
J-212 78-0212 3 . . Squadron (scrapped)
J-213 78-0213 322/323 Squadron (gate guard at Royal Military Academy Breda)
J-214 78-0214 315 Squadron (scrapped)
J-215 78-0215 312 Squadron (on display at the Military Aviation Museum Soesterberg)
J-216 78-0216 3 . . Squadron (w/o 10 March 1980)
J-217 78-0217 322 Squadron (w/o 17 July 1981)
J-218 78-0218 313 Squadron (used by the TNO Rijswijk for tests)
J-219 78-0219 322 Squadron (instructional aircraft Leeuwarden)
J-220 78-0220 3 . . Squadron
J-221 78-0221 3 . . Squadron (storage 12 March 2002)
J-222 78-0222 311 Squadron
J-223 78-0223 3 . . Squadron (instructional aircraft Woensdrecht)
J-224 78-0224 322 Squadron (w/o 26 April 1983)
J-225 78-0225 322 Squadron (w/o 21 March 1983)
J-226 78-0226 3 . . Squadron (used for exhibitions)
J-227 78-0227 322 Squadron (w/o 26 April 1983)
J-228 78-0228 3 . . Squadron (gate guard at Leeuwarden Air Base)
J-229 78-0229 3 . . Squadron
J-230 78-0230 3 . . Squadron (storage 06 November 2001)
J-231 78-0231 3 . . Squadron (storage 10 January 2002)
J-232 78-0232 3 . . Squadron (storage 27 September 2001)
J-233 78-0233 323 Squadron (w/o 20 October 1981)
J-234 78-0234 315 Squadron (stored)
J-235 78-0235 3 . . Squadron (storage 16 January 2002)
J-236 78-0236 3 . . Squadron (storage 03 April 2002) ROC Amsterdam.
J-237 78-0237 322 Squadron (w/o 03 June 1981)
J-238 78-0238 3 . . Squadron (gate guard at Eindhoven Air Base)
J-239 78-0239 3 . . Squadron (scrapped)
J-240 78-0240 312 Squadron (storage 25 October 2001)
J-241 78-0241 3 . . Squadron (storage 26 September 2001)
J-242 78-0242 3 . . Squadron (exchanged with Norwegian Air Force F-5B Freedom Fighter)
J-243 78-0243 313 Squadron (storage 06 December 2001)
J-244 78-0244 322 Squadron (w/o 17 November 1986)
J-245 78-0245 315 Squadron (gate guard at Ramstein Air Base)
J-246 78-0246 315 Squadron
J-247 78-0247 3 . . Squadron (stored)
J-248 78-0248 323 Squadron
J-249 78-0249 312 Squadron (storage 14 March 2002)
J-250 78-0250 311 Squadron
J-251 78-0251 322 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-252 78-0252 322 Squadron (w/o 04 October 1983)
J-253 78-0253 306 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-254 78-0254 306 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-255 78-0255 306 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-256 78-0256 312 Squadron (storage 07 November 2001)
J-257 78-0257 315 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-258 78-0258 322 Squadron (w/o 10 May 1990)
J-259 78-0259 3 . . Squadron (instructional aircraft Woensdrecht)
J-260 78-0260 3 . . Squadron (gate guard at Woensdrecht Air Base)
J-261 78-0261 313 Squadron (storage 20 March 2002)
J-262 78-0262 313 Squadron
J-263 78-0263 3 . . Squadron (storage)
J-264 78-0264 313 Squadron (storage 25 April 2002)
J-265 78-0265 313 Squadron (storage 05 April 2002)
J-266 78-0266 313 Squadron (storage 22 June 2001)
J-267 78-0267 306 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-268 78-0268 313 Squadron (storage 22 June 2001)
J-269 78-0269 306 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-270 78-0270 313 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-271 78-0272 3 . . Squadron (w/o 11 December 1984)
J-358 84-1358 323 Squadron (w/o 10 May 1990)
J-359 84-1359 323 Squadron (w/o 23 September 1992)
J-360 84-1360 311 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 723)
J-361 84-1361 312 Squadron (w/o 23 September 1999)
J-362 84-1362 323 Squadron
J-363 84-1363 311 Squadron (w/o 19 July 2006)
J-364 84-1364 3 . . Squadron (w/o 31 August 2006)
J-365 84-1365 312 Squadron
J-366 84-1366 322 Squadron
J-367 84-1367 322 Squadron
J-368 84-1368 311 Squadron
J-369 84-1369 323 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-508 87-0508 313 Squadron
J-509 87-0509 313 Squadron
J-510 87-0510 323 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-511 87-0511 313 Squadron
J-512 87-0512 313 Squadron
J-513 87-0513 323 Squadron
J-514 87-0514 313 Squadron
J-515 87-0515 313 Squadron
J-516 87-0516 315 Squadron
J-616 80-3616 322 Squadron
J-617 80-3617 311 Squadron
J-618 80-3618 311 Squadron (w/o 26 May 1992)
J-619 80-3619 311 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 728)
J-620 80-3620 313 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-621 80-3621 311 Squadron (w/o 03 June 1985)
J-622 80-3622 3 . . Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 727)
J-623 80-3623 322 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-624 80-3624 322 Squadron
J-625 80-3625 311 Squadron (w/o 04 June 1988)
J-626 80-3626 311 Squadron (w/o 13 June 1986)
J-627 80-3627 3 . . Squadron
J-628 80-3628 306 Squadron
J-629 80-3629 306 Squadron (w/o 15 April 1986)
J-630 80-3630 311 Squadron
J-631 80-3631 312 Squadron
J-632 80-3632 311 Squadron
J-633 80-3633 3 . . Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 721)
J-634 80-3634 306 Squadron (w/o 28 May 1984)
J-635 80-3635 312 Squadron
J-636 80-3636 306 Squadron
J-637 80-3637 312 Squadron
J-638 80-3638 3 . . Squadron
J-639 80-3639 306 Squadron (w/o 11 February 1988)
J-640 80-3640 312 Squadron
J-641 80-3641 311 Squadron
J-642 80-3642 311 Squadron
J-643 80-3643 322 Squadron
J-644 80-3644 3 . . Squadron
J-645 80-3645 306 Squadron (w/o 09 August 1993)
J-646 80-3646 312 Squadron
J-647 80-3647 311 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-648 80-3648 311 Squadron
J-649 80-3649 306 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 737)
J-650 80-3650 311 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-651 80-3651 306 Squadron
J-652 80-3652 306 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 734)
J-653 80-3653 312 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-654 80-3654 312 Squadron (stored for Jordanian Air Force)
J-655 80-3655 306 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 735)
J-656 80-3656 311 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 733)
J-657 80-3657 311 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 736)
J-710 87-0710 315 Squadron (w/o 21 November 1990)
J-864 81-0864 313 Squadron
J-865 81-0865 311 Squadron (w/o 03 June 1985)
J-866 81-0866 312 Squadron
J-867 81-0867 3 . . Squadron
J-868 81-0868 3 . . Squadron
J-869 81-0869 322 Squadron
J-870 81-0870 313 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-871 81-0871 323 Squadron
J-872 81-0872 323 Squadron
J-873 81-0873 322 Squadron
J-874 81-0874 312 Squadron
J-875 81-0875 323 Squadron
J-876 81-0876 322 Squadron
J-877 81-0877 322 Squadron
J-878 81-0878 323 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force 724)
J-879 81-0879 322 Squadron
J-880 81-0880 312 Squadron (w/o 21 May 1991)
J-881 81-0881 323 Squadron
J-882 81-0882 323 Squadron (located at Springfield, Ohio)
J-883 81-0883 3 . . Squadron (to Egyptian Air Force as 9207)
J-884 81-0884 312 Squadron
J-885 81-0885 323 Squadron (to Chilean Air Force as 732)

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