F-16AM MLU 403 Sqn., Wing 4, Royal Thai Airforce
Royal Thai Airforce undergoes
am upgrading program for 18 Block15 F-16s to be MLU standard and received the first two
aircraft in 2014. This upgrade program includes Modular Mission Computer, APG-68(V9) Improved Multimode Fire Control Radar, APX-113 Combined Interrogator and Transponder, ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management System, ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser System.
the most accurate early block F-16A/B. You can build an AM/BM Viper quite well straight out of the box. The differences between old RTAF block 15 and MLU are AIFF antennae and small antenna under intake. My model received minimal treatment to improve details such as pilot figure from PJ productions, Pitot tube and AOA probes from Master Models, vinyl sticker for GPS dome and intake plates from Astra decal and Aires exhaust pipe.
Paints were GSI Mr.Color range. Some service panels have fresh
paint per improvement program. Decals were mixed from various sources, mainly from Siamscale Decal, due to strange individual stencil as
with other foreign Vipers.
Photos and text © by Nat Krairojananan