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GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 Fighting Falcon

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F16
Aircraft
Name F-16 Fighting Falcon
Manufacturer GENERAL DYNAMICS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Mid wing
Tail Regular tail (Anhedral)
WTC Medium
APC D
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

FOKKER Fighting Falcon
FOKKER F-16 Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16N Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS NF-16 Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS Netz
GENERAL DYNAMICS Fighting Falcon (F-16A/B/C/D/N)
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16D Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS TF-16 Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS Brakeet
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 Barak
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 Brakeet
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 Netz
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16A Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16B Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16C Fighting Falcon
GENERAL DYNAMICS Barak
KOREA AEROSPACE Fighting Falcon
KOREA AEROSPACE F-16 Fighting Falcon
LOCKHEED F-16 Fighting Falcon
LOCKHEED Fighting Falcon
LOCKHEED MARTIN Sufa
LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 Sufa
LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 Desert Falcon
LOCKHEED MARTIN Desert Falcon
LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 Fighting Falcon
LOCKHEED MARTIN Fighting Falcon
SABCA Fighting Falcon
SABCA F-16 Fighting Falcon
SAMSUNG F-16 Fighting Falcon
SAMSUNG Fighting Falcon
TUSAS F-16 Fighting Falcon
TUSAS Fighting Falcon


GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 Fighting Falcon

GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 Fighting Falcon GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 Fighting Falcon 3D

Description

Multi role fighter. In service since 1978 (F-16C since 1984). First fighter to use fly-by-wire and relaxed stability. Developed in many versions:

  • Initial series F-16A (single seat) and
  • F-16B (two seats).
  • Improved series F-16C/D with wing tip and
  • re-winged stretched development F-16XL.

Used by almost all smaller country NATO Air Forces as well as USAF. F-16C/D: MTOW 19,190kg42,306.708 lbs
19.19 tonnes
. F-16XL: Wing span 10,43 m Length 16,51 m MTOW 21,770kg47,994.634 lbs
21.77 tonnes
. Max Mach 2.50.

Technical Data

Wing span 10 m32.808 ft
Length 15 m49.213 ft
Height 5.1 m16.732 ft
Powerplant A/XL: 1 x 65.3 kN P&W F100-PW-100 (1 x 106.0 kN with afterburner) turbofan.

C/XL: 1 x 122.8 kN GE F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan.

Engine model General Electric F110, Pratt & Whitney F100

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 145 kts IAS 175 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.80 TAS 480 kts MACH 0.85 IAS 350 kts IAS 250 kts Vapp (IAS) 150 kts
Distance 1000 m ROC 55000 ft/min ROC 40000 ft/min ROC 30000 ft/min ROC 10000 ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD 10000 ft/min ROD 10000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 800 m
MTOW 1497014,970 kg
14.97 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL500 ROD 1500 ft/min APC D
WTC M Range 20002,000 nm
3,704,000 m
3,704 km
12,152,230.98 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F16

  • F16 / C150, vicinity Berkeley County SC USA, 2015 (On 7 July 2015, a mid-air collision occurred between an F16 and a Cessna 150 in VMC at 1,600 feet QNH in Class E airspace north of Charleston SC after neither pilot detected the conflict until it was too late to take avoiding action. Both aircraft subsequently crashed and the F16 pilot ejected. The parallel civil and military investigations conducted noted the limitations of see-and-avoid and attributed the accident to the failure of the radar controller working the F16 to provide appropriate timely resolution of the impending conflict.)