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General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon

Photo ID 195319 by Marc van Zon. USA Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 92 3899
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-16C 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: 1984
  • No. Built: 2,370
  • No. In Service: 2,300 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 11
  • Crew: 1

Power:

1 F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan at 17,155 lbf or 1 x Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 turbofan at 17,000 lbf

Weapons:

Guns: 1 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan gatling gun, 515 rounds
Hardpoints: 2 wing-tip Air-to-air missile launch rails, 6 under-wing & 3 under-fuselage pylon stations holding up to 17,000 lb (7,700 kg) of payload
Rockets:

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

Dimensions:

Length:49 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span:32 ft. 8 in.
Wing Area:300 sq.ft
Height:16 ft.
Empty Weight:18,900 lbs
Max. Weight:42,300 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load:17,000 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:1,500 mph
Cruise Speed:900 mph
Service Ceiling:60,000 ft.
Normal Range:295 nm
Max. Range:2,620 nm

Operators:

F-16C/D: Bahrain (Air Force, 22), Chile (Air Force, 10), Egypt (Air Force, 178), Greece (Air Force, 150+), Iraq (Air Force, 18 ordered), Israel (Defense Force Air Force, 102), Morocco (Air Force, 24 ordered), Oman (Air Force, 12), Pakistan (Air Force, 18 ordered), Poland (Air Force, 48), Singapore (Air Force, 76), South Korea (Air Force, 135), Taiwan (Air Force, 66 ordered), United States (Air Force, 1244).

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Photo ID 62365 by Mark Munzel. USA Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 89 2007
Photo ID 184887 by Hans-Werner Klein. Turkey Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 91 0011
Photo ID 85714 by Maurice Kockro. Turkey Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 91 0003
Photo ID 21224 by Damian Figaj. Poland Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 4067
Photo ID 22172 by David Marshall. USA Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 88 0442
Photo ID 36593 by Chris Lofting. Greece Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 526
Photo ID 22527 by Ian Heald. USA Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 86 0352
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