Italian spare F-16s

In the article about the Italian F-16s published a few days ago (Italian F-16s in details), I mentioned that despite the Aeronautica Militare was expecting 4 F-16B to cannibalize for spare parts it actually received a certain number of F-16As. I thought the spare aircraft were 3 since I had personally logged two of them in Trapani and another one was spotted in Cervia. However I have received the confirmation that there are 3 F-16As in Trapani, bringing the total to 4 as foreseen by the Peace Caesar program.

Claudio Carretta sent me the following extremely interesting picture he took in Trapani in June 2007, depicting 2 of the 3 spare aircraft in Trapani.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.