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Lockheed Martin F-16I Sufa

Photo ID 199900 by M. Baumann. Israel Air Force Lockheed Martin F 16I Sufa, 879
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 Israeli F-16I is based on the F-16D Block 52 model, but looks radically different from other F-16D's. It has the capability of carrying Conformal Fuel Tanks, enlarged dorsal spine, and numerous fairings and bulges for undisclosed equipment.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 2003
  • Initial Service Date: 2004
  • No. Built: 102
  • No. In Service: 101
  • No. of Hardpoints: 11
  • Crew: 2

Power:

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

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:49 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span:32 ft. 8 in.
Wing Area:300 sq.ft
Height:16 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight:18,900 lbs
Max. Weight:42,300 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load:17,000 lbs
Internal Fuel:5,835 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:1,500 mph
Cruise Speed:577 mph
Service Ceiling:60,000 ft.
Normal Range:295 nm

Operators:

Israel Air Force

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