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Killmark on Belgian F-16

Killmark on Belgian F-16 January 2, 2020

The killmark is a tradition in military aviation. These signs painted on the aircraft which won an air victory or successfully carried out combat bombing mission. This time, a killmark painted on F-16 with a little bit humour.

On October 11, 2018, technical personnel who carried out maintenance work on an F-16AM Fighting Falcon of the Belgian Air Component at the Florennes Air Base stationed in Florennes, accidentally fired the aircraft's gun. As a result of this incident, six barreled 20 mm M61 Vulcan gun, which is the barrelled weapon of the F-16 platforms, hit another Belgian F-16 parked on the opposite side. Aircraft was preparing for the flight and fueled. The FA-128 serial numbered F-16 exploded and burned as a result of an accident. Another F-16 next to the platform was slightly damaged by flames and fragmentation.

Belgian Air Component epigrammatized this accident. A killmark has been drawn on F-16AM Block 20MLU, which destroyed one friendly aircraft and damaged another. Thus, even though the platform did not win an air victory, it got the mark it deserved.

Killmark on Belgian F-16

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