Lockheed-Martin (General Dynamics) F-16B(M) Fighting Falcon

Single-engine two-seat combat/trainer aircraft

    On 5 May 1977 the Belgian Government signed an initial contract for 116 General Dynamics (Lockheed) F-16 fighters. This number included 20 F-16B fully combat capable twin seater trainers. A second F-16 order for 44 additional aircraft signed in February 1983 also included a further four B models. The twin seaters are mainly used by the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) based at Kleine Brogel, but all the other combat units are using F-16B's on regular basis.  As with the single seaters, all active B models have been upgraded to the latest MLU standards, thus becoming F-16BM's. Of the initial 24 twin-seaters 15 remain in service and all are MLU upgraded.

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-1

FB-01

Date In

Jan 1979

Date Out

Jan 2006

History

78-0162, FB-01, "10 years F-16 1989" tail marking, FS, MLU, storage Sabca Gosselies, Storage Weelde, , transferred to Royal Jordanian Air Force as "136" .

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-2

FB-02

Date In

Jun 1979

Date Out

Nov 2008

History

78-0163, FB-02, "10 Years OCU 1997" tail marking, MLU, , transferred to Royal Jordanian Air Force as "137".

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-3

FB-03

Date In

Jun 1979

Date Out

Apr 1994

History

78-0164, FB-03, storage Weelde, Royal Technical School Saffraanberg - instructional airframe.

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-4

FB-04

Date In

Nov 1979

Date Out

Sep 2008

History

78-0165, FB-04, MLU, transferred to Royal Jordanian Air Force as "138"

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-5

FB-05

Date In

Jan 1980

Date Out

Jul 2011

History

78-0166, FB-05, "FS", MLU, transferred to Royal Jordanian Air Force as "159".

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-6

FB-06

Date In

Apr 1980

Date Out

Jul 1989

History

78-0167, FB-06, 14 Jul 1989 Crashed at Saint-Hubert due to engine problems.

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-7

FB-07

Date In

Apr 1980

Date Out

Jun 2003

History

78-0168, FB-07, storage Weelde, processed at Rocourt.

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-8

FB-08

Date In

Jul 1980

Date Out

Jan 2006

History

78-0169, FB-08, "BL", MLU, storage Sabca Gosselies, Storage Weelde, transferred to Royal Jordanian Air Force as "139".

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-9

FB-09

Date In

Oct 1980

Date Out

Jul 2011

History

78-0170, FB-09, MLU, transferred to Royal Jordanian Air Force as "160".

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-10

FB-10

Date In

Feb 1981

Date Out

Jul 2011

History

78-0171, FB-10, MLU, transferred to Royal Jordanian Air Force as "161".

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-11

FB-11

Date In

Sep 1981

Date Out

Jun 1993

History

78-0172, FB-11, crashed near Marche-en-Famenne on 23 Jun 1993

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-12

FB-12

Date In

Feb 1982

Date Out

Active

History

78-0173, FB-12, "350 Sqn. Ambiorix 1986" tail marking, FS, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-13

FB-13

Date In

Nov 1982

Date Out

Jan 1992

History

80-3558, FB-13, Crashed at Euskirchen (D.) on 09 Jan 1992.

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-14

FB-14

Date In

Jan 1983

Date Out

Active

History

80-3589, FB-14, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-15

FB-15

Date In

Jan 1983

Date Out

Active

History

80-3590, FB-15, "B-Flight 1991" tail marking, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-16

FB-16

Date In

Jan 1983

Date Out

Sep 1984

History

80-3591, FB-16, fatal crash at Helchteren's "Pampa Range" on 10 Sep 1984

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-17

FB-17

Date In

Mar 1983

Date Out

Active

History

80-3592, FB-17, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-18

FB-18

Date In

Apr 1983

Date Out

Sep 2019

History

80-3593, FB-18, "50 Years 1Wing/OCU 1996" tail marking, "20 Years OCU" tail marking, MLU, Test Aircraft MLU M6.1 , crashed at Pluvigner (F.) on 19 Sep 2019.

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-19

FB-19

Date In

May 1983

Date Out

Apr 2002

History

80-3594, FB-19, "B-Flight 1993" tail marking, MLU, crashed at Sellingen (Nl.) after collision with ULM PH-3G8.

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-20

FB-20

Date In

Jun 1983

Date Out

Active

History

80-3595, FB-20, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-21

FB-21

Date In

Mar 1989

Date Out

Active

History

87-0001, FB-21, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-22

FB-22

Date In

Jun 1989

Date Out

Active

History

88-0048, FB-22, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-23

FB-23

Date In

Jun 1989

Date Out

Active

History

88-0012, FB-23, MLU

Lockheed Martin F-16B

C/N

6J-24

FB-24

Date In

Jun 1989

Date Out

Active

History

89-0012, FB-24, MLU, "15 years OCU 2002" tail marking, "25 years f16/OCU 2004" tail marking

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