Well-travelled F-16 on show in Thailand

Lockheed Martin F-16B 87-0404 has been transferred to the Don Mueang-based Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Museum in Bangkok, Thailand

The aircraft has no engine or ejection seats and is wearing incomplete markings, but is being refurbished to the Thai attraction’s usual high standards. It’s one of seven aircraft donated by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to the RTAF in exchange for the use of training facilities at Udon Thani. Before that it had been used to train RSAF pilots in the US with 311 Squadron at Luke AFB.

In Thai hands it flew with 103 Squadron of Wing 1 at Nakhon Ratchasima – it retains the unit’s lightning and tiger symbols, but is also adorned with markings applied in 2012 to celebrate Thailand’s centenary of military aviation. With thanks to Jos Schoofs

F-16B 87404 at Don Mueang recently
F-16B 87404 at Don Mueang recently Jos Schoofs