General Dynamics F-16

The F-16 evolved from a 1972 USAF Lightweight Fighter (LWF) prototype program which sought a small, lightweight, low cost, air superiority day fighter designed for high performance and ease of maintenance. It achieved combat-ready status in October 1980. Many foreign nations, including Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, Egypt and Israel, have purchased the F-16.

(F16A Block 15)
Span: 32 ft. 10 in.
Length: 49 ft. 6 in.
Height: 16 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 29,896 lbs. loaded
Armament: One 20mm M-61A1 cannon and various combinations ot air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and bombs.
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200 of 23,830 lbs. thrust with afterburner.
Crew: One
Cost: $8,200,000
Serial number: 81-0663

(F16A Block 15)
Maximum speed: 1,345 mph.
Cruising speed: 577 mph.
Range: 1,407 miles
Service Ceiling: 55,000 ft.