F-16 Fighting Falcon

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The F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, is a compact, multi-role, allweather fighter aircraft. Its highly maneuverable design has proven itself in both air-to-air combat and air-tosurface attack roles. In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius greatly exceed that of virtually all potential threat aircraft. It can sustain up to nine Gs (nine times the force of gravity), has a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and can locate enemy aircraft in all weather conditions and detect low-flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. In its air-to-surface role, the F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons and return to its starting point. The all-weather and nighttime capability allows the F-16 to accurately deliver both general purpose and laser-guided weaponry with pinpoint precision in all weather conditions.


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