Ramstein 1988

With half the finband of both 526 TFS and 512 TFS and shadow typeface *^TFW, this is the wing commanders aircraft. 85-1457 c/n 5C-237 F-16C Block 30A Delivered 26 Nov 1986
stored from the 457th FS Oct 2013 at AMARC

Ramstein Air Base is a United States Air Force base in Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in southwestern Germany. It serves as headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) and also for NATO Allied Air Command (AIRCOM).

In 1988 Ramstein was a major hub in the European theater. A lot of materials were shipped via Ramstein, hence the daily visits by C-141’s C-5’s and he based C-130’s. Also daily visits from the C-23 Sherpa’s who distributed all goods throughout Europe

The 86th Tactical Fighter Wing comprised of two squadrons and flew the F-16C/D with the F-101 engine: the so called Big Mouth. The F101 could digest more air and thus provide more thrust.

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