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Is the F-16 Falcon or Viper?

Is the F-16 Falcon or Viper?

The F-16 has an official name—Fighting Falcon—that nobody uses. To those who fly, arm, or maintain it, it is “the Viper.” It has been the most popular fighter of its time, with some 4,100 F-16s delivered to more than 20 countries.

Is the F-16 Viper still in service?

Its modular airframe proved so adaptable that over a dozen different versions of the fighter have been made since its first flight. About 4,600 F-16s have been built since 1974, and the fighter is currently in service with 26 countries.

How fast is an F-16 Viper?

The F-16 Fighting Falcon (AKA ‘Viper’) can reach impressive top speeds just over Mach 2, which is over 1500 MPH! The average cruising speed is 577 MPH. The F-18 Hornet can reach Mach 1.8, going up to 1190 MPH. Its cruising speed varies between 580 KTS at high altitude, to 720 KTS at low altitude.

Which jet is the Viper?

F-16 Fighting Falcon
The F-16V or Viper is the latest variant of the F-16 Fighting Falcon fourth generation, multi-role, fighter aircraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The Viper integrates advanced capabilities as part of an upgrade package to better interoperate with fifth-generation fighters, including the F-35 and the F-22.

Which is faster F-16 or f18?

Pure speed The F-16 has a top speed of Mach 2.0. The F/A-18 can only reach Mach 1.8. Still, these planes are both very fast when they need to be. But in a pure drag race, the F-16 will win – and by a decent margin.

What kind of avionics does the F-16 Viper have?

Cockpit and avionics of F-16 Viper The F-16V’s advanced glass cockpit incorporates an upgraded mission computer and state-of-the-art avionics, including colour multi-function displays, a large high-resolution centre pedestal display (CPD), helmet-mounted cueing system, and a high-volume, high-speed data bus.

What happened to the Royal Navy ship Diomede?

In 1988, Diomede was decommissioned from the Royal Navy and subsequently sold to Pakistan where she was renamed PNS Shamsheer. PNS Shamsheer continued in service for many years until she was decommissioned by Pakistan Navy and scrapped. ^ Flintham, Vic (2008).

When was the first HMS Diomede launched?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. HMS Diomede (F16) was a Leander -class frigate of the Royal Navy. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders in Glasgow. Diomede was launched on 15 April 1969 and commissioned on 2 April 1971.

What kind of missiles does the F-16 have?

F-16V weapon systems An F-16V can be armed with a range of air-to-air missiles (AAMs), including AIM-9 Sidewinder, Magic II and ASRAAM short-range AAMs, as well as AIM-7, Sky Flash, and AIM-120 medium-range AAMs. High off-bore-sight, infrared AAMs, such as AIM-9X, Python IV, AIM-132 ASRAAM, and IRIS-T are also available.