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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 the USAF Armament Museum 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, Tail Code ET
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 Danish Air Force (RDAF), E-191, Dannebrog (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
According to legend, 800 years ago, the flag of Denmark “Dannebrog” (which translates to “the cloth of the Danes” or the “red flag”) fell from the sky. The RDAF celebrated the 800th anniversary of Dannebrog with this F-16 in a special livery that took part in a flyover across Denmark.
F-16 of the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF), E-191, celebrating 800 years of the Danish flag ... Dannebrog

F-16 of the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF), E-191, celebrating 800 years of the Danish flag ... Dannebrog

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 of the Belgian Air Force ... "75 Years BAF". Luxeuil, France, September, 2021 (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 of the Belgian Air Force ... 75 Years BAF. Luxeuil, France, September, 2021

F-16AM of the Belgian Air Force, 2nd Tactical Wing ... "Flying to the Future".
Luxeuil, France, September, 2021 (Photo by DELEHELLE Eric)
F-16 of the Belgian Air Force ... "Flying to the Future". Luxeuil, France, September, 2021

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