Saturday, November 5, 2016
Republic of Singapore Air Force RSAF Exercise Torrent preview: Fastest single seaters to hit the road RSAF F-16C
The fastest single-seat warplanes to hit the road are these Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16C Fighting Falcons.
Plane spotters would note the different squadron markings and fin flash on these two F-16Cs.
Exercise Torrent VI in November 2008 saw RSAF 140 Squadron - Singapore's oldest fighter squadron - and 143 Sqn each contributed an F-16C for the Alternate Runway exercise.
The shape of air warfare has changed substantially in recent years, with twin-seat fighters armed with beyond-visual range munitions making their presence felt in air forces around the region.
With a back seater operating the sensors required for demanding A2A and A2G missions by day or night, fought in contested air space, it's perhaps little surprise that twin-seat F-16s outnumber F-16Cs in the RSAF's inventory.
Posted by David Boey at 8:48 PM