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    HOLA AMIGOS LOS F-16 VENEZOLANOS PARTE DE LA FAV
    Venezuela
    Fuerza Aérea Venezolana
    Venezuelan Air Force - FAV

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    The F-16s on the flight line at El Libertador are protected from the blazing sun by sheds. Just before take-off they are towed out and readied for flight. (Photo by Omar R. Quintero G.) In May 1982, the government of Venezuela signed an agreement to buy 18 Block 15 F-16A's and six Block 15 F-16B's to replace the fleet of Mirage III interceptors and Mirage 5 ground-attack aircraft serving with the Fuerza Aérea Venezolana. This purchase was under the Peace Delta Foreign Military Sales program.

    However, the Venzuelan order was not approved immediately because the US government wanted to sell Venezuela the F-16/79 (a slightly degraded F-16 version developed for export orders) instead. In 1983, the US government abandoned its hopes of selling the F-16/79, and finally approved the sale of the F100-powered F-16s to Venezuela

    The FAV accepted its first aircraft in September 1983. FAV F-16s wear an attractive green/brown color scheme, with the insignia of the Aviacion de Combate (Combat Aviation) on the tail and roundels on the wings. A four-digit serial is painted on the fuselage just below the tail fin.


    FAV Inventory Program Model Block Qty. Serials Delivered
    Peace Delta F-16A Block 15 18 1041, 0051
    6611, 8900
    0678, 3260
    7268, 9068
    8924, 0094
    6023, 4226
    5422, 6426
    4827, 9864
    3648, 0220 1982-1984
    F-16B Block 15 6 1715, 2179
    9581, 2337
    9581, 2337
    7635, 9583
    1982-1984


    Of the original 24 aircraft that Venezuela bought, three have crashed: the first two, due to engine failure, and the second one, an F-16B, crashed during a maneuver on an air show at Base Aerea El Libertador, where Grupo 16 is based. In this accident, the first and second commander of the squadron where killed. The Venezuelan Air Force was looking for US government approval to replace these two aircraft and was planning to overhaul and update the remaining 22 airframes. At the end of October 1997, the US government approved the sale of the two F-16s, as well as an upgrade packet including the F-100-PW-220E. However, the purchase of the two attrition airframes has been halted until further notice.

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    FAV F-16B #2337 in the 2003 "Grupo Aereo de Caza N° 16 20th Anniversary" color scheme. (Photo by Iván Peña Nesbit)FAV F-16s have been updated to accomodate the AIM-9L Sidewinder missile. Standard armament for air support missions is 6x Mk.82 or 2x Mk.84, 4 AIM-9L Sidewinder and one centerline drop tank. CBU's and rockets are also available in the FAV inventory. During the 1997 air show at El Libertador, a FAV F-16A fitted with the Israeli Litening pod was shown in the static display. According to a pilot, the remainder of the ordered pods was to follow shortly, together with an unspecified number of PGM's (Precision Guided Munitions), probably also of Israeli origin.

    During the Miranda 98 exercise (held in Venezuela starting February 8th, with French aircraft, en-route to Red Flag 98-2), the Venezuelan Mirage 50V's and F-16s trained on daylight PGM delivery using the new Litening pods (carried only by the F-16s). This implies that at least some PGM's were already delivered by that date.

    Upgrade Programs
    Early 1998, the rumor went that the FAV was looking to upgrade its F-16A/B force to F-16C/D standard. Up to now, no further details have been released.

    In 2003, rumour circulated that Venezuela signed a contract with the Belgian SABCA plant to overhaul its fleet of F-16s, and upgrade them under the Falcon-Up program to extend service life. This rumour has not been confirmed yet.

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    Combat
    FAV F-16s were used in combat during the military coup on November 27th, 1992 against Carlos Andres Perez (at that time President of Venezuela). We are currently working on an accurate account of those events.
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    CELEBRANDO EL 20 ANIVERSARIO DEL GRUPO AEREO CAZA NUMERO 16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKOYAN

    CELEBRANDO EL 20 ANIVERSARIO DEL GRUPO AEREO CAZA NUMERO 16.
    MIKOYAN
    como la imagen no se ve (por culpa de esa pagina de"·%$%&)te la arreglo


    un saludo
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    THANK YOU MY FRIEND
    MIKOYAN

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    Hola.
    Ahora que las relaciones Kichner-Chavez van con viento en popa.
    No creen posible que los F-16A de la FAV lleguen a modernizarse en la planta de LMAASA en Cordoba (Argentina)
    Esto es solo una suposicion mia, porque Chavez no sera bien visto por los ojos de Washington, pero a la hora de los negocios...los norteamericanos son los primeros en ver cual sera su tajada.

    Hasta la proxima

    Matero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matero
    Hola.
    Ahora que las relaciones Kichner-Chavez van con viento en popa.
    No creen posible que los F-16A de la FAV lleguen a modernizarse en la planta de LMAASA en Cordoba (Argentina)
    Esto es solo una suposicion mia, porque Chavez no sera bien visto por los ojos de Washington, pero a la hora de los negocios...los norteamericanos son los primeros en ver cual sera su tajada.

    Hasta la proxima

    Matero.
    para serte franco no lo creo por que esto requiriria la aprobacion de la casa matriz que dudo que acepte esto,aunque puedo estar equivocado

    un saludo
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    Hola amigos, soy nuevo en el foro

    Aqui les dejo fotos y video del desfile con motivo del día de la Fuerza Aérea Venezolana el pasado 10 de Diciembre 2004

    http://www.fav-club.com/galeria10dichome.htm

    Fotos de FAV-Club
    http://www.fav-club.com

    Saludos desde Venezuela

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    Bienvenido Dell,
    excelentes fotos, como venezolano me gustaria saber que opinas de la compra de material Ruso por parte del govierno de Chavez?
    Saludos,
    MIKOYAN.

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