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F-16 loads during Southern Watch circa 2002?

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Where there any loads with green things under the wings for F-16s's during OSW around 2002? I'm going to build the SW bird on TwoBobs Big Mouth sheet and I can't find any pictures of non Harm loads...say it ain't so!

TIA

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Where there any loads with green things under the wings for F-16s's during OSW around 2002? I'm going to build the SW bird on TwoBobs Big Mouth sheet and I can't find any pictures of non Harm loads...say it ain't so!

TIA

This is an ANG bird about that time period over Iraq. Not sure if it was early OIF or OSW.

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The GBU-38 wasn't used till 2004 was it? If so (obviously) it would be OIF. I can't help with the loadout though, I've not seen anything other than HARM's and maybe GBU-12's either.

Aaron

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The GBU-38 wasn't used till 2004 was it? If so (obviously) it would be OIF. I can't help with the loadout though, I've not seen anything other than HARM's and maybe GBU-12's either.

Aaron

Interesting on the GBU-38...wish I could nail down the photo date. All I know it was pre 2006 since my buddy gave that to me before he had his last F-16 flight and was on that deployment.

Check out F-16.net albums as well as Defense imagery and search for operation southern watch, f-16c. I found some good shots.

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The only non SEAD load out that was flown on Block 50/52s F-16CJs around that time frame was flown by the F-16CJs of the 389th Fighter Squadron from Mountain Home which were dedicated to OEF in Afghanistan.

2002 OSW was still the time frame where we had F-15Cs, F-16CJs protecting F-16CGs, F-15Es, along with the Tornados. However the Shaw jets deployed to Saudi Arabia in 2003 for the OSW-OIF transition and after the first week started flying with JDAMs and WCMDs in mixed strike/SEAD flights.

Cheers.

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Thanks for the help guys - I'll fudge the timeline, I like the 2001 loads w/the gbu-12s and will go with that...it's so hard to find pics of 91-0379 from the twobobs sheet...

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Thanks for the help guys - I'll fudge the timeline, I like the 2001 loads w/the gbu-12s and will go with that...it's so hard to find pics of 91-0379 from the twobobs sheet...

Something green but not gravity driven. Now for some Orange

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Most F-16 units (at least Shaw AFB) were SEAD jets. But they would have had ones loaded with either MK-82 or MK-84's at that time frame. I was over there in 2000 with the 55th FS from Shaw and we only flew HARMs.

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