What is the difference between F-16 Falcon and F-16 Viper?

Published by Charlie Davidson on

What is the difference between F-16 Falcon and F-16 Viper?

The F-16V (Viper) is the latest evolution of the F-16 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter aircraft. 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.

How much thrust does an F-16 have?

Propulsion: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 turbofan engine of 23,000 pounds static sea level thrust each with afterburner. Length: 47 feet 8 inches (14.52 m). Height: 16 feet 5 inches (5.01 m). Wingspan: 31 feet (9.45).

What’s the difference between a F 16 and a Viper?

Compared to a regular F-16 the ride was smoother at high speeds and- somewhat surprisingly – at low altitudes. The baseline F-16 was already the longest-legged fighter in USAF, but the fuel was could now be increased by a hefty 82%. The F-16XL could carry twice the ordnance weight of the F-16 and deliver it 40% further.

Why is the F-16 a single engine fighter?

The low radar signature of the F-16 reduces detection by enemy radars. Its single- engine design has smaller infrared and visual signature than twin-engine fighters. The internal electronic warfare system avoids or defeats the most advanced threats.

What’s the difference between the F-15E and F-16XL?

Though the two aircraft were competing for the same role, they were fairly different in design approach. The F-15E is basically an F-15D two-seat trainer with the back-seat station modified to support ground-attack instruments, while the F-16XL has major structural and aerodynamic differences from the original F-16.

What was the fuel capacity of the F-16XL?

The enlargements increased fuel capacity by 82%. The F-16XL could carry twice the ordnance of the F-16 and deliver it 40% farther. The enlarged wing allowed a total of 27 hardpoints: However, the “heavy/wet” stations interfered with up to four wing stations.

Categories: Contributing