Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

F-16AM Fighting Falcon J-632 322sq Royal Netherlands Air Force
F-16AM Fighting Falcon J-632 322sq Royal Netherlands Air Force

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Developing nation: USA
Manufacturer/designer: Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics
Production Lines: Fort Worth, Texas
Type aircraft: single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft
First flight: 20 January 1974
Number built: 4,573 (July 2016)
Produced: 1973–present
State: in service

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 8 in (9.96 m)
  • Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
  • Wing area: 300 ft² (27.87 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A204 root and tip
  • Empty weight: 18,900 lb (8,570 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 26,500 lb (12,000 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 42,300 lb (19,200 kg)
  • Internal fuel: 7,000 pounds (3,200 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × General Electric F110-GE-129 (for F-16C/D Block 30-40-50) or Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220/220E afterburning turbofan
    • Dry thrust: 17,155 lbf (76.3 kN)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 28,600 lbf (127 kN)

Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    • At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)
    • At altitude: Mach 2 (1,320 mph, 2,120 km/h) clean configuration
  • Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nmi, 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with four 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs
  • Ferry range: 2,280 nmi (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks
  • Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,240+ m)
  • Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 88.3 lb/ft² (431 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.095 (1.24 with loaded weight & 50% internal fuel)
  • Maximum g-load: +9.0 g

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 Vulcan 6-barrel Rotary cannon, 511 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 2 × wing-tip Air-to-air missile launch rails, 6 × under-wing, and 3 × under-fuselage pylon (2 of 3 for sensors) stations with a capacity of Up to 17,000 lb (7,700 kg) of stores
  • Rockets:
    • 4 × LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19/7 × Hydra 70 mm/APKWS rockets, respectively)
    • 4 × LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19 × CRV7 70 mm rockets)
    • 4 × LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4 × Zuni 127 mm rockets)
  • Missiles:
    • Air-to-air missiles:
      • 2 × AIM-7 Sparrow
      • 6 × AIM-9 Sidewinder
      • 6 × AIM-120 AMRAAM
      • 6 × IRIS-T
      • 6 × Python-4
    • Air-to-ground missiles:
      • 6 × AGM-65 Maverick
      • 4 × AGM-88 HARM
      • AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)
    • Anti-ship missiles:
      • 2 × AGM-84 Harpoon
      • 4 × AGM-119 Penguin
  • Bombs:
    • 8 × CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition
    • 8 × CBU-89 Gator mine
    • 8 × CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon
    • 4 × Mark 84 general-purpose bombs
    • 8 × Mark 83 GP bombs
    • 12 × Mark 82 GP bombs
    • 8 × GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)
    • 4 × GBU-10 Paveway II
    • 6 × GBU-12 Paveway II
    • 4 × GBU-24 Paveway III
    • 4 × GBU-27 Paveway III
    • 4 × Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) series
    • 4 × AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)
    • Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)
    • B61 nuclear bomb
    • B83 nuclear bomb
  • Others:
    • SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod or
    • AN/ALQ-131 & AN/ALQ-184 ECM pods or
    • LANTIRN, Lockheed Martin Sniper XR & LITENING targeting pods or
    • Up to 3 × 300/330/370/600 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight/extended range/loitering time or
    • UTC Aerospace DB-110 long range EO/IR sensor pod on centerline

Avionics

  • AN/APG-68 radar
  • MIL-STD-1553 bus

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