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General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon

Photo ID 137211 by Brian Lockett. USA Air Force General Dynamics F 16D Fighting Falcon, 89 2161
The General Dynamics F-16 is a highly maneuverable, supersonic multi-role fighter that has proven itself not only in the air-to-air role, but air-to-ground attack as well.

The F-16D is an improved version featuring a more powerful engine, more modern avionics as well as the ability to carry a wider array of missiles and other weapons.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1984
  • Initial Service Date: 1986
  • No. Built: 623
  • No. In Service: 565 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 11
  • Crew: 2

Power:

1× General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan at 76.30 kN or 1x Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 turbofan at 76.00 kN

Weapons:

Cannon:
1× 20mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan gatling gun, 510 rounds

Air-to-Air Missiles:
* AIM-7 Sparrow
* AIM-9 Sidewinder
* AIM-120 AMRAAM
* AIM-132 ASRAAM
* Magic II
* MICA
* Python 3

Air-to-Surface Missiles:
* AGM-45 Shrike
* AGM-65 Maverick
* AGM-84 Harpoon
* AGM-88 HARM
* AGM-119 Penguin
* Wasp
* AS.30L

Bombs:
* B43 nuclear bomb
* GBU-10/12/24 Paveway laser-guided bombs
* GBU-15
* Mk.82/83/84
* BLU-109
* Mk.20 Rockeye
* BLU-107 Durandal
* CBU-52/58/71/87/89/97 cluster bomb
* BL-755
* Mk.36 Destructor

Rockets:
* LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19× /7× Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively) or
* LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets) or
* LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× Zuni 127 mm rockets)

Other:
* ECM pods
* LANTIRN pod
* navigation pods
* targeting pods
* rocket pods
* gun pods
* autonomous free-flight dispenser system
* up to four MALD decoys

Dimensions:

Length:14.80 m.
Wing Span:9.80 m.
Wing Area:27.87 m²
Height:4.80 m.
Empty Weight:8,670 kg.
Max. Weight:19,200 kg.
Max. Ordnance Load:7,711 kg.
Internal Fuel:3,255 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed:2,414 kph
Cruise Speed:941 kph
Service Ceiling:18,000 m.
Normal Range:550 km
Max. Range:3,891 km

Operators:

Bahrain, Chile, Egypt, Greece, Israel, NASA, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, United States.

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