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General Dynamics F-16N 'Fighting Falcon'

Description
Notes: Modified F-16C to be used by navy for high performance ALL-WEATHER fighter threat simulator in the adversary training program.
  Manufacturer:General Dynamics


  Base model:F-16
  Designation:F-16
  Version:N
  Nickname:Fighting Falcon
  Equivalent to: F-16C F16CF-16C
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Crew:Pilot

Specifications
  Length: 49' 3" 15.0 m
  Height:16' 8" 5.0 m
  Wingspan: 31' 0" 9.4 m
  Wingarea: 300.0 sq ft 27.8 sq m
  Empty Weight: 19,100 lb 8,662 kg
  Gross Weight: 21,585 lb 9,789 kg
  Max Weight: 25,971 lb 11,778 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: General Electric F110-GE-100 (A/B 27,600Lb)

Performance
  Max Speed: 1,320 mph 2,125 km/h 1,148 kt
  Climb: 50,000 ft/min15,239 m/min
The F-16N is the US Navy adversay training version of the F-16C

Operators (Past and Present)
USN VF-43 Oceana VA
USN VF-45 det Cecil Field FL
USN VF-45 det Oceana VA
USN VF-126 Miramar CA

Known serial numbers
85-1369 / 85-1372, 85-1373 / 85-1378, 86-1684 / 86-1695, 163268 / 163277, 163566 / 163577

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
NAS Ft. Worth Joint Reserve BaseFt. WorthTexas
NAS MiramarSan DiegoCalifornia
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
Pacific Coast Air MuseumSanta RosaCalifornia
San Diego Aerospace MuseumSan DiegoCalifornia

F-16N on display

NAS Miramar

National Museum of Naval Aviation

Pacific Coast Air Museum
  


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Jim
 Kilmarnock, VA
Serial 89-2057 is an F-16cg, not an F-16N At one time it was assigned to the 555th at Aviano and had greater than 7000 hours on it.
09/28/2012 @ 06:47 [ref: 67269]
 Guy E. Franklin
 Ft George Meade, MD
The F-16N is based on the standard F-16C/D block 30 and is powered by the General Electric F110-GE-100 engine. However, the F-16N has a strengthened wing and is capable of carrying an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod on the starboard wingtip.

The ACMI pod allows details of air-to-air engagements to be transmitted to a ground station. Although the (T)F-16N's are based on the early-production small-inlet Block 30 F-16C/D airframe, they retain the APG-66 radar of the F-16A/B. However, they have no cannon or ASPJ and carry no missiles. Their EW fit consists of an ALR-69 radar warning receiver (RWR) and an ALE-40 chaff/flare dispenser. The (T)F-16N's have the standard Air Force tailhook and undercarriage, and are definitely NOT carrier capable.

Production
Production totalled 26 airframes of which 22 are singel-seat F-16N's and 4 are double-seat TF-16N's. The aircraft were in service between 1988 and 1998. At that time hair cracks were discovered in several bulckheads. The Navy didn't have the resources to replace them, so the aircraft were placed into storage at AMARC, ultimately being replaced by embargoed ex-Pakistani F-16s in 2003.


Specifications
Engine: One General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, rated at 17,155 lb.s.t. dry and 28,984 lb.s.t. with afterburning.

Performance: Maximum short-endurance speed: Mach 2.02 (1333 mph) at 40,000 feet. Maximum sustained speed Mach 1.89 (1247 mph) at 40,000 feet.


Dimensions: wingspan 31 feet 0 inches, length 49 feet 4 inches, height 16 feet 8 1/2 inches, wing area 300 square feet.

Weights: under 18,000 pounds empty, under 40,000 pounds maximum takeoff.

09/19/2007 @ 06:26 [ref: 17963]
 nick
 , NY
Hey head over to f-16,net. They'll take care of ya.
04/11/2005 @ 05:00 [ref: 9926]
 Alfonse
 San Jose, CA
The F-16 might be coming back to NSAWC at NAS Fallon Nevada. These are not F-16N but F-16A/B. Im not sure about this but if anyone knows any more please give me an e-mail titled "NAVY F-16" so then i dont mistaken you mail for a junk mail.
04/25/2001 @ 20:47 [ref: 2157]
 TSgt Michael K. Podolski
 Sheppard AFB, TX
As a technical trainer on USAF F16C/D utilizing General Electric F110-GE-100 and F110-GE-129 Turbofan jet engines,my question is as follows: Are the engines used by the Navy in F16Ns the same as production engines used by the USAF? I'm part of a team that are looking into acquiring three F110-GE-100 engines from F-16Ns at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ. Before we make any commitments or make travel arrangements to the site we want to make sure that these Navy engines will be what we need to support training here at Sheppard AFB,TX. Are all components and electrical harnesses, etc. configured the same for all F110-GE-100 engines used by the Navy and Air Force? Your response would be appreciated.
12/04/2000 @ 12:35 [ref: 1136]

 
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