F-16 Fighting Falcon

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low-flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. In an air-to-surface role, the F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons, defend itself against enemy aircraft and return to base. F-16 multimission fighters were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Desert Storm, where it flew more sorties than any other aircraft. These fighters were used to attack airfields, military production facilities, Scud missiles sites and other targets.

<p>Weight: Takeoff maximum 18.5 tons.
<br>Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude).
<br>Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two.
<br>Contractor: Lockheed Martin Corp.
<br>Unit cost: $20 million
<p>(U.S. Air Force Photo)
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The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low-flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. In an air-to-surface role, the F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons, defend itself against enemy aircraft and return to base. F-16 multimission fighters were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Desert Storm, where it flew more sorties than any other aircraft. These fighters were used to attack airfields, military production facilities, Scud missiles sites and other targets.

Weight: Takeoff maximum 18.5 tons.
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude).
Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two.
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Corp.
Unit cost: $20 million

(U.S. Air Force Photo)

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