Company: Twobobs Aviation Graphics
Base Kit: Tamiya F-16C Block 50
Wild Weasel. The name alone conjures up thoughts of F-100 and F-105 in Vietnam and F-4G Phantoms in Desert Storm. The pilots who fly these specialized missions walk around with their cajones in a wheel barrel. It is hard to believe that this mission has been around for 50 years.
As is often with these events, an aircraft is painted in a special scheme. The Wild Weasels are no different, only the aircraft is different now, the F-16. This decal sheet depicts this special aircraft of the 20th Fighter Wing on June 20, 2015. Serial number 92-0920 displayed a rather dramatic full color weasel on the tail holding a lightning bolt it’s gloved hand.
The aircraft features an ECM pod on its centerline station along with the latest versions of the AGM-88 HARM missiles on the outer most pylons. Various jammers are inboard of the HARM missiles. Inboard of that are the 370 Gallon drop tanks. The SNniper pod is mounted on the chin as is the HTS pod. AMRAAMs and Sidewinder Xs complete the loadout. All the missiles are CATM types, inert with full electronics used for training the systems.