Roughmaster Liveries has created a special skin to represent the FA-95’s 8000 hour service limit milestone and to honour all those personnel that made this possible. The livery made its debut in DCS and we would like to extend Roughmaster’s thank you to the Belgian Air Force, Kleine Brogel Air Base and its commander as well as Tiziano R, Bram T, Robin Meus, 349 and 31 squadrons, the Keebee paintshop and the plottersection in making this happen.
The F-16 in the picture above was delivered to Belgium in 1985 and flew from the Kleine Brogel and Florennes Air Bases. During its career it was deployed in Kosovo, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as for QRA air policing duties in the baltics. Because of the excellent care and maintenance by the BAF crews this plane managed to fly right up until its structural design limit of 8000 hours!
On the 8th of September 2023, FA-95 flew its last hour as part of a four-ship demonstration with the Belgian Thunder Tigers from 31 sqn. The plane will be used to train the next generation of engineers and maintainable personnel. The “Global Viper” scheme will soon be available from the User Files section on our website.https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3332970/