Brief Notes About F-16 Fighting Falcon Aircraft (F-16)


Hello GKQUESTIONBANK Readers. Recently the F-16 Fighting Aircraft got major headlines in News and Media around the world. So we made a short description about the F-16 Fighting Aircraft.
Below you can read up-to Top 20 key points about F-16 Aircraft.


  1. The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multi role fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF).
  2. The F-16’s official name is “Fighting Falcon”.
  3. 4,604 F-16 aircraft have been built (June 2018) since production was approved in 1976.
  4. 20 January 1974 the F-16 aircraft first unplanned flight was done.
  5. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation (currently known as Lockheed Martin).
  6. F16 designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multi role aircraft.
  7. The Fighting Falcon’s key features include a frame-less bubble canopy for better visibility.
  8. It has side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, an ejection seat reclined 30 degrees from vertical to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot.
  9. It has an ejection seat reclined 30 degrees from vertical to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot.
  10. F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment.

Read Next 10 Points:

  1. F-16 is world’s most numerous fixed-wing aircraft in military service.
  2. Boeing and the U.S. Air Force tested an unmanned F-16 in September 2013 over the Gulf of Mexico.
  3. There had been 4,500 F-16s delivered until July 2010.
  4. F16 is compatible with Air-to-air missiles, Air-to-surface missiles and Anti-ship missiles.
  5. Length of F16 aircraft is about 15.06 m.
  6. Wingspan of F16 aircraft is about 9.96 m.
  7. Height of F16 aircraft is about 4.88 M.
  8. Max. takeoff weight of F-16 aircraft is about 19,200 Kg.
  9. Internal fuel capacity in F-16 aircraft is 3,200 Kg.
  10. In 1998 the One F-16C/D cost was US$18.8 million.

Please Note- Source: Wikipedia

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Brief Notes About F-16 Fighting Falcon Aircraft (F-16)

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