Into the Unknown – F-16 

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

Multirole fighter

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force.

Wingspan: 33' (9.96 m) 
Length: 49' (15 m) 
First flight: January 20, 1974 
Unit cost: 14,600,000–18,800,000 USD (1998) 
Engine type: General Electric F110 
Designer: Robert H. Widmer 
Manufacturers: Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics

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Comments: 29

  1. mary g Cadigan 17 May 2014 Reply

    A dynamite shot!

  2. Brent Burzycki 17 May 2014 Reply

    +mary g Cadigan thx… 🙂

  3. Rashid Javed 17 May 2014 Reply

    Thanks for such a beautiful shot. The falcon, so nimble and graceful.

  4. Steve Blundell 17 May 2014 Reply

    Fantastic – roll on RIAT

  5. Charles Treat 17 May 2014 Reply

    How bout a picture of the. A10

  6. Cristina Anghel 17 May 2014 Reply

    wow

  7. Cliff Kirby 17 May 2014 Reply

    +Charles Treat why?

  8. Mike Thompson 17 May 2014 Reply

    You get some wild colors in the sky. I like it.

  9. Charles Treat 17 May 2014 Reply

    7 th CAV, Mid to late 70's, the best tank bluster in the world. I worked with them in Germany.

  10. Cliff Kirby 17 May 2014 Reply

    +Charles Treat "buster" and this post is about the f-16. No place for the A-10 here……

  11. Brent Burzycki 17 May 2014 Reply

    +Charles Treat – This is the best I got from that show: http://500px.com/photo/70306135/my-nose-hurts-by-brent-burzycki

    Not sure why I did not post it here also…

    Some strange things lately in G+ – especially in notifications..

  12. Charles Treat 17 May 2014 Reply

    Cliff Kirby. Thanks for correcting me, trying to mow talk to you is hard.

  13. Brent Burzycki 17 May 2014 Reply

    Thanks to everyone for the plus 1's and reshares… 

  14. Cliff Kirby 17 May 2014 Reply

    +Charles Treat trying to keep you on topic is even harder…..

  15. Adrian Alvarez 17 May 2014 Reply

    Nice pic

  16. Brent Burzycki 17 May 2014 Reply

    +Adrian Alvarez thanks

  17. will go down as one of the greats

  18. Nick C. 18 May 2014 Reply

    +John freeman-fielding agreed! The Fighting Falcon is an awesome plane!

  19. Awesome pic ! 🙂 love the colors in this.

  20. David Duncan 18 May 2014 Reply

    F15/16 pure power, course its a HUGE shame about the F22 Raptor $365m each and a pile of crap but at least the United States can afford it eh ?

    Wonder whose going to pay for this financial disaster, knowing the US defence industry absolutely the tax payer.

    Still for every white elephant built one things for sure, Americans won't be short of bigger, better, machines piloted or not to kill folks.

  21. Bob Powell 18 May 2014 Reply

    The F-22 was a good machine, just designed for a threat that no longer exists. I know. I was involved in the operational analysis in the early stages. The F-34 is even worse. We should scrap the program and build more F-16s. And keep the A-10. And stop the C-17 line and build more C-130s.

  22. David Duncan 18 May 2014 Reply

    At last common sense from Bob how could any defence administration condone a single fighter costing $365m in the F22 and her sister ships F34/35 its absolute madness, MAD I tells ya !!!!!

    On a more serious note selling these fighters to allies is criminal and given in a Marius mentality, a resource (pilot) could well end up dead because of it, the whole defence administration need to warn of the problems of these jets and country's who bought them allowed to correct them or return them for the same in F16's which fair enough couldn't land on a carrier but nice to look at.

  23. Brent Burzycki 18 May 2014 Reply

    And me a guy who thinks he is up on aviation news never knew there was this much controversy… Talking to the pilots of them… They seem to like the new planes… But I sense overall many feel the people part of flying is being forced out of the cockpit…

  24. David Duncan 18 May 2014 Reply

    Going by the technology race and drone especially one day we'll be watching battles carried out live on TV with the combatants unmanned machines shooting hell out of each other !!!

  25. Brent Burzycki 18 May 2014 Reply

    Well when war hits the cable channel… I quit….. That said if we were actually at war against a true enemy i would want to know what was going on… There are so many books about how military conflicts become the biggest thing on tv.. In some cases without the players even knowing they are being broadcast because they time shift the content to keep it harder for the enemy to know what is going on… Sell the content to the highest bidder and continue to fuel the building of more equipment to blow up for the viewers….

    I know I would have an issue with all of this unless it was only machine against machine…. Well that and all the issues related to humanity and everything else…

  26. David Duncan 18 May 2014 Reply

    Although Brent, there was a train of thought that had it not been for WWI/WW11 Hollywood would still be making cowboy films so its true history and fantasy are intrinsically linked thru its media.

  27. Brent Burzycki 18 May 2014 Reply

    Which is frightening based on the caliber of movies and shows out right now….

  28. David Duncan 18 May 2014 Reply

    Ain't that the truth…!

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