General Dynamics YF-16A 'Fighting Falcon'
|Notes: Prototype F-16A.|
|  Manufacturer:||General Dynamics|
|  Base model:||F-16|
|  Nickname:||Fighting Falcon|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Tri-Service|
|  Designation Period:||1962-Present|
|  Basic role:||Fighter|
|  Length:|| 49' 3"|| 15.0 m|
|  Height:||16' 5.2"|| 5.0 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 31' 0"|| 9.4 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 300.0 sq ft|| 27.8 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 14,567 lb|| 6,606 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 22,785 lb|| 10,333 kg|
|  Max Weight:|| 33,000 lb|| 14,965 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 (A/B 23,830Lb/10,809Kg)|
|  Thrust (each):||14,870 lb|| 6,653 kg|
|  Cruise Speed:|| 577 mph|| 929 km/h|| 502 kt|
|  Max Speed:|| 1,350 mph|| 2,173 km/h|| 1,174 kt|
|  Ceiling:|| 50,000 ft|| 16,763 m|
Known serial numbers
Examples of this type may be found at
YF-16A on display
Virginia Air and Space Center / Hampton History Center
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Questions? www.f-16.net , and if that doesn't work, just jump into the forums! Go Vipers! |
06/03/2004 @ 02:00 [ref: 7537]
| Stephane Jacobs|
Namur - BELGIUM, OTH
| I'm looking for pics of the first YF16. The one with the "desert" deco (liht yellow and light blue). Can anyone tell me where to find it ?
04/09/2004 @ 16:27 [ref: 7186]
| Liu Jian|
Hong Kong, China, OTH
| this aircraft is superb, though it may seem primitive, in my perspective, it performs like a charm. So maneuverable and so powerful. Truly a fighter pilot's aircraft
no wonder it beat the stupid yf-17 in the light fighter competition
04/08/2004 @ 04:15 [ref: 7173]
| Mario P.B. Capelli|
Curitiba , PR , Brazil, AL
| Gentlemans, I am building a 1/48 model of the General Dynamics YF-16 # 2 aircraft ( 568 ) , but I do not have any photo of its opened speed brake . As long as I know those speed brakes were painted red on the Prototypes machines and I suspect the interior of the speed brakes were different from those on the prodution F-16A . I just can not build speed brakes opened if I really do not know how were its interiors. Can You help me ?
Contact to : firstname.lastname@example.org
08/19/2002 @ 10:22 [ref: 5509]
| Joseph Fata|
| Does anyone know if there are any F-16\'s in a bone yard or somewhere were they could be purchased for a private museum??
If you have any Idea, Please let me know.
03/03/2002 @ 19:56 [ref: 4441]
| Mark Vincze|
| Can anyone say why the F16 comes with a delta/reflexive wing-strake as opposed to the more effective gothic wing-strake of the YF-17 , SR-71 and F18E/F.
The strake could easily by wrapped around the front of the nose area of the F-16 (like the SR-71) for better high alpha lifting characteristics.
10/04/2001 @ 00:01 [ref: 3317]
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