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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

The F-16 was designed in the early 1970s as an alternative to fighter aircraft that had grown increasingly heavy and unmaneuverable.

Original production models included the F-16A (single-seat combat version) and the F-16B (combat-capable two-seat trainer). In the 1980s, the F-16C/D models with improved avionics and engines were introduced.

Since its first production order in 1975, more than 4,500 F-16s have been produced for 26 nations.

Today, some F-16 aircraft are being converted to QF-16 drones to use as aerial targets.

F-16 Fighting Falcon Photos by the Staff

F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573 at Eglin AFB, Florida
F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573

 

 

F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573
F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573
F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573
F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573
F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573
F-16 Fighting Falcon S/N 80573, tail section



F-16 Photographs by Our Friends and Supporters

F-16 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, Reims, France (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, Reims, France

F-16 AM Royal Netherlands Air Force, J-015 Rochefort, France, in 2011 (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 AM Royal Netherlands Air Force, J-015 Rochefort, France, in 2011

F-16 of the Belgian Air Force (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 of the Belgian Air Force

F-16A FA-57, Belgian Air Force spécial livery - 75 years D-Day (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16A FA-57, Belgian Air Force spécial livery - 75 years D-Day

F-16A FA-57 of the Belgian Air Force spécial livery - 75 years D Day - underside (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16A FA-57 of the Belgian Air Force spécial livery - 75 years D Day - underside

F-16 FA 110 St Dizier, France - 2011 (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F16 FA 110 St Dizier, France - 2011

F-16 FA-110 Belgian Air Force LFOJ - 2010 (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F16 FA-110 Belgium Air Force LFOJ - 2010

F-16 FA-110 of the Belgian Air Force in flight in 2010 (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 FA-110 of the Belgian Air Force in flight

F-16 MLU FA 101 of the Belgian Air Force ... inverted (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 MLU FA 101 Belgian Air Force ... inverted

F-16 MLU FA 101 of the Belgian Air Force, in flight (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 MLU FA 101 of the Belgian Air Force, in flight

F-16 of the Belgian Air Force "31 Tigers" (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 of the Belgian Air Force "31 Tigers"

F-16 of the Polish Air Force, 524060, at takeoff (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 of the Polish Air Force, 524060, at takeoff

F-16 BM ET-199, Royal Danish Air Force, Rochefort, France - 2011 (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 BM ET-199, Royal Danish Air Force, Rochefort, France

F-16 of the Turkish Air Force, 91-0011, Luxeuil, France (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 of the Turkish Air Force, 91-0011, Luxeuil, France

F-16 Fighting Falcon, AF 790307, 27FW, at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico (Photo by Andrew Hersey)
F-16 Fighting Falcon, AF790307, 27FW, on display at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico

F-16 Fighting Falcon at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska (Photo by Michael Hoschouer)
F-16 Fighting Falcon on display at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska

F-16C Falcon at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado (Photo by Michael Hoschouer)
F-16C Falcon on display at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado

 

 

F-16A on display in Great Falls, Montana (Photo by Michael Hoschouer)
F-16A on display in Great Falls, Montana

U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
(Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography)
U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography
U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbird, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
(Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography)
U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds, Artic Thunder Air Show, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
Photo courtesy of Alaska Professional Photography