F-16 Fighting Falcon General Specifications.

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft.

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The F-16 is called Falcon or Viper. It’s one of the fighter jets of Lockheed Martin that most numerous fighter jet produced around 4,600 built (June 2018), F-16 (BVR) beyond visual range day and night. It’s perfect all weather. F-16 can fly over 400 miles. F-16 capability was air-air, air-surface attack. U.S Air force used many missions than others aircraft.

F-16 Fighting Falcon credit: military-jets
F-16 Fighting Falcon credit: military-jets


Role:                        Multirole fighter

National Origin:        United States

Manufacture:                 Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics

Unit Cost:                      US$60 million
Flight Cost:                    US$22,514 per hour
Primary                          Function Fighter
Crew:                             One
Engine:                           GE F110-GE-100
Thrust:                            1- 29,000 lbs.
Length:                           49 ft. 5 in.
Wingspan:                      32 ft. 8 in
Weight Empty:                18,220 lbs.
Max. Weight:                  48,200 lbs.
Cannons:                        1- 20 mm.
External Stores:              12,000 lbs.
Missiles:                          6 – air to air
Bombs:                            4 – 2,000 lbs. ea.
Cruise Speed:                 577 mph
Max. Speed:                    1,350 mph
Climb Rate:                      50,000 fpm
Ceiling:                             60,000 feet

Combat Radius:               850 miles
Ferry Range:                    2,225 miles
first Flight:                        1-20-1974

Number built:                   4,604 (June 2018)

Year Deployed:                1978

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