The General Dynamics F-16C ‘Viper’ is a high-performance, single-seat multirole combat aircraft that excels not only as an air superiority fighter, but also in the ground attack, precision bombing, SEAD and reconnaissance roles.
For air-to-air combat the F-16C is armed with AIM-9L/M/P/X Sidewinder missiles, AIM-120B/C AMRAAMs and an internal, six-barrel, M61A-1 20mm Gatling Gun firing 4-6,000 rounds per minute. An advanced airframe and fly-by-wire system mean the Viper can pull 9g, while the F110-GE-129 engine powers it to a maximum speed of more than Mach 2.
In the ground-attack role, the F-16C’s sophisticated targeting and aiming systems enable it to deliver a wide range of munitions with great accuracy. These include specialized Targeting Pods (Litening pod and the AGM-88 HARM Targeting System (HTS). The multifunction APG-68(V)5 radar system provides ground-mapping, ground moving target indication (GMTI), sea target, and track-while-scan (TWS) capability for up to 10 air targets at a time.
A frameless bubble canopy for outstanding visibility, a reclined seating position for high g tolerance and a helmet-mounted cueing system help pilots make the most of a superb machine. Few other aircraft can match the Viper for versatility, maneuverability, and firepower. Fly it and feel the power.