F – F16 The Fighting Falcon

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system. Its top noted feature is combat radius (distance it can fly to enter air combat, stay, fight and return). It has the best SUSTAINED TURN RATE of any aircraft to date, Basically, the F-16 can make the longest, hardest, tightest 9G turns without hull stress or failure.

F16 First flown on January 20, 1974, by Phil Oestricher,
A single unit cost: $14.6 – $18.6 million
Flying speed: 1500 KM/Hr
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)


From Al Ain Air Show 2013
Posted for Sunday Stills Challenge – F


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