General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon Aircraft Data
Photo ID 226351 by Peter Boschert. USA Navy General Dynamics F 16B Fighting Falcon, 920459
The General Dynamic, now Lockheed Martin, F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force. Designed as a lightweight, day-time Visual Flight Rules (VFR) fighter, it evolved into a successful multirole aircraft.

The F-16B is the two-seat version of the first production-version of the F-16.

The Falcon's versatility is a paramount reason it has proven a success on the export market, having been selected to serve in the air forces of 25 nations. Though no longer being bought by the U.S. Air Force, advanced versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1977
  • Initial Service Date: 1977
  • No. Built: 321
  • No. In Service: 182 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 9
  • Crew: 2

Power:

1 x Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofan at 106 kN

Weapons:

Cannon:
1 x 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon with 510 rounds

Missiles:
AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-120 AMRAAM

Bombs:
A wide range of disposable ordnance (free-tall and guided)

Other:
Drop tanks
Electronic pods (ECM, reconnaissance and targeting)

Dimensions:

Length: 15.03 m.
Wing Span: 10.00 m.
Wing Area: 28.90 m²
Height: 5.01 m.
Empty Weight: 6,607 kg.
Max. Weight: 14,968 kg.
Max. Ordnance Load: 9,276 kg.
Max. Payload: 14,968 kg.
Internal Fuel: 2,625 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 2,125 kph
Cruise Speed: 941 kph
Service Ceiling: 15,240 m.
Normal Range: 547 km
Max. Range: 3,886 km

Operators:

Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Venezuela

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