Photo: Morocco's final three F-16 Block 52 fighter jets in exotic desert color scheme departing from Ft. Worth

The final F-16 Block 52 fighter jets ordered by Morocco were delivered last week when three “Vipers” (nickname of the F-16 within the fighter pilot community) left Lockheed Martin production facility at Ft. Worth to cross the pond and join the 19 single and dual-seat aircraft that have already been delivered (beginning in 2011).

Among the aircraft delivered to the Royal Moroccan Air Force there is also the 4,500th F-16 produced by Lockheed Martin since 1975.

Image credit: Carl Richards. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

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