F-16C/D Fighting Falcon

Operator: Status: Number in Service (On Order): Cost: Acquired: Model:
Iraq In Service/On Order 20 (16) First 18: $4.2 billion (2010); Second 18: $2.3 billion 2015-2018 Block 52
Turkey In Service 242 1992 – 80: $3.5 billion; 2006 – 30: $2.9 billion 1987-2012 Block 50 – 110; Block 40 – 132
Egypt In Service 219 1996 – 21: $670 million; 1999 – 24: $1.2 billion 1986-2015 Block 52 – 20; Block 40 – 200
Morocco In Service 23 $2.4 billion (2008) 2010-2011 Block 52+
Oman In Service/On Order 16 (8) First 12: $1.1 billion (2001); Second 12: $600 million (2011) 2005-2016 Block 50
Bahrain In Service 21 (19) 1998 – 10: $303 million; Sale of 19 approved by White House in March 2017 following removal of human rights conditions: $2.8 billion 1990-2000 Block 40 – 21; Latest batch unclear, possibly F-16V
Israel In Service 135 1986-1993 Block 40 – 60; Block 30 – 75 (Also has 99 modified Block 52+ known as the F-16I)
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Role: Multirole fighter
Manufacturer: Developed by General Dynamics, now produced by Lockheed Martin – Turkish Aerospace Industries, Fokker (Netherlands), Samsung (South Korea), and SABCA (Belgium) licensed producers
Introduced: 1984
Power plant: Block 30/40: General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan
Block 50: General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan
Block 52: Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 turbofan
Thrust: Block 30/40/50: dry – 17,155 lbs; wet – 28,984 lbs
Block 52: dry – 17,000 lbs; wet – 28,500 lbs
Wingspan: 32.8 ft (10 m)
Length: 49.3 ft (15 m)
Height: 16.7 ft (5.1 m)
Weight (empty): 18,238 lbs (8,272.6 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 42,300 lbs (19,187 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg) internal + 12,000 lbs (5443 kg) w/ 2 x external tanks
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2.05)
Ceiling: >50,000 ft (15,240 m)
Range: Combat radius: 851 miles (1,370 km/740 nm)
Ferry: >2,002 miles (3,222 km/1,740 nm)
Crew: C variant: 1; D variant: 2
Armament: 9 hardpoints
Guns: 1 x 20mm M61 A1 Vulcan (500 rounds)
Air-to-air: AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range infrared missile
AIM-7 Sparrow medium-range radar-guided missile
AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-range radar-guided missile
Python 3 short-range infrared-guided missile
Python 4 short-range infrared-guided missile
Python 5 short-range infrared-guided missile
IRIS-T short-range infrared missile
Air-to-ground: AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile
AGM-65 Maverick missile
AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship
AGM-88 HARM ant-radiation missile
AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile
AGM-142 Popeye II (Have Lite) standoff missile
AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)
AGM-158 JASSM standoff missile
Delilah standoff missile
GBU-10 Paveway II 2,000 lb bomb
GBU-12 Paveway II 500 lb bomb
GBU-24 Paveway III 2,000 lb bomb
GBU-27 Paveway III 2,000 lb bomb
GBU-31 JDAM 2,000 lb bomb
GBU-32 JDAM 1,000 lb bomb
GBU-38 JDAM 500 lb bomb
GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)
CBU-87 cluster bomb
CBU-97 cluster bomb
Mk 84 2,000 lb general purpose bomb
Mk 83 1,000 lb general purpose bomb
Mk 82 500 lb general purpose bomb
Radar/Sensors: APG-68(V)9 Pulse-doppler radar
AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER targeting pod
AN/AAQ-28 LITENING targeting pod
AN/AAQ-14 LANTIRN targeting pod
AN/AAQ-13 LANTIRN navigation pod
F-9120 Advanced airborne reconnaissance system (AARS)
DB-110 Reconnaissance pod (RECCE)
Countermeasures /Defenses: SUU-42A/A flares and chaff dispensers
ALQ-211 Advanced integrated defensive electronic warfare suites (AIDEWS)
ALQ-187 Electronic warfare systems (INS)
AN/ALR-93 Radar warning receiver (RWR)
AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures dispensing system (CMDS)
ALE-50 Towed decoys
Misc Systems: AN/APX-113 Advanced identification friend or foe (AIFF) system
Joint helmet mounted cueing system (JHMCS)
GPS and inertial navigation system (INS)
AN/ARC-238 Single channel ground and airborne radio systems
Block 50/52 aircraft often have conformal fuel tanks attached to the top of the fuselage with 3,050 lbs (1,383.5 kg) of fuel.


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