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General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon

Photo ID 198876 by Adrian Stürmer. USA Air Force General Dynamics F 16C Fighting Falcon, 91 0392
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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