General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model

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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Free Aircraft Paper Model

This aircraft paper model is a General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter, a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF), the papercraft was created by Mame Craft. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta.

The Fighting Falcon is a fighter with numerous innovations including a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system helps to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. The F-16′s official name is “Fighting Falcon”, but “Viper” is commonly used by its pilots, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper starfighter.

In addition to active duty U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 8 in (9.96 m)
  • Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
  • Wing area: 300 ft² (27.87 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A204 root and tip
  • Empty weight: 18,900 lb (8,570 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 26,500 lb (12,000 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 42,300 lb (19,200 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan
    • Dry thrust: 17,155 lbf (76.3 Template:Newton (unit))
    • Thrust with afterburner: 28,600 lbf (127 kN)

Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    • At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)
    • At altitude: Mach 2+ (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h) clean configuration
  • Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nmi, 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with four 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs
  • Ferry range: 2,280 NM (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks
  • Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft[1] (15,240+ m)
  • Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 88.3 lb/ft² (431 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.095

Armament

  • Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan 6-barreled gatling cannon, 511 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 2× wing-tip Air-to-air missile launch rails, 6× under-wing & 3× under-fuselage pylon stations holding up to 17,000 lb (7,700 kg) of payload
  • Rockets:
    • 4× LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19× /7× Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively) or
    • 4× LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets) or
    • 4× LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× Zuni 127 mm rockets)
  • Missiles:
    • Air-to-air missiles:
      • 2× AIM-7 Sparrow or
      • 6× AIM-9 Sidewinder or
      • 6× IRIS-T or
      • 6× AIM-120 AMRAAM or
      • 6× Python-4
    • Air-to-ground missiles:
      • 6× AGM-45 Shrike or
      • 6× AGM-65 Maverick or
      • 4× AGM-88 HARM
    • Anti-ship missiles:
      • 2× AGM-84 Harpoon or
      • 4× AGM-119 Penguin
  • Bombs:
    • 8× CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition
    • 8× CBU-89 Gator mine
    • 8× CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon
    • Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser capable
    • 4× GBU-10 Paveway II
    • 6× GBU-12 Paveway II
    • 4× JDAM
    • 4× Mark 84 general-purpose bombs
    • 8× Mark 83 GP bombs
    • 12× Mark 82 GP bombs
    • 8× Small Diameter Bomb
    • 3× B61 nuclear bomb
  • Others:
    • SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod or
    • AN/ALQ-131 & AN/ALQ-184 ECM pods or
    • LANTIRN, Lockheed Martin Sniper XR & LITENING targeting pods or
    • up to 3× 300/330/370 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight/extended range/loitering time.

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Created: Feb 10 2013 at 06:18:44 PM
Updated: Feb 10 2013 at 06:18:44 PM
Category: Visual Arts
Language: English

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