F-16 Viper

Successful flight of the first Slovakian F-16 Block 70 fighter jet

Successful flight of the first Slovakian F-16 Block 70 fighter jet

The successful flight of the first Slovakian F-16 Block 70 occurred on Sep. 29, 2023 at Lockheed Martin’s production facility… Read More

1 day ago

Vietnam could buy the F-16 Block 70/72, the newest and most advanced Viper production configuration

The Biden administration is in talks with Vietnam over an agreement for the largest arms transfer in history between the… Read More

1 week ago

US Navy Operations Specialist explains why despite the Ukraine F-16 delivery delay the Viper will turn things for the better in Kyiv’s favor

‘The time it takes to deploy the F-16, will not change how Russia defends itself against them. Russia’s only recourse… Read More

3 weeks ago

First Slovak Viper unveiled: the Slovak Air Force will be the first European country to receive the F-16 Block 70, the most capable version of the Fighting Falcon

The first Slovak Air Force F-16 Viper Block 70 (tactical number 1001) will perform its maiden flight in November. The… Read More

4 weeks ago

Lockheed Martin to establish European F-16 Training Center in Romania to train Ukrainian Viper pilots (and F-16 drivers from other regional operators)

“Once details are finalized, we are confident the training center will ultimately benefit Romania and other regional F-16 operators, including… Read More

1 month ago

The Story of the F-16 CCV, the Viper that Could Turn Without Banking

The F-16 CCV concept entails “decoupling” the aircraft’s flight control surfaces so that they can operate independently. This approach enables… Read More

1 month ago

The story of Package Q Airstrike, the largest operational F-16 mission of all time that made USAF realize that big formations weren’t as good as stealthy precision strikes

The ‘Package Q Airstrike' took place on Jan. 19, 1991 and it was the largest combined strike of Operation Desert… Read More

3 months ago

Wild Weasel EWO explains why the F-4G had a small chance to survive a DACT engagement with the F-15 Eagle but no chance with the F-16 Viper

‘The small chance we had against an F-15 Eagle was gone against the F-16 Viper. Not even putting down the… Read More

4 months ago

Close Cousins: IAI Lavi versus F-16 Viper

Some experts feel that the performance of the IAI Lavi would be broadly comparable to today's F-16C/D Viper in most… Read More

5 months ago

Check out these unique air-to-air images of the Belgian Air Force F-16 Dream Viper

The awesome photos in this post were taken from aboard an Airbus A400M and feature the “Dream Viper,” the special… Read More

5 months ago

First F-16 Viper pilots to engage the MiG-29 in mock air combats explain what it’s like to dogfight against the Fulcrum

Below 200 knots, the MiG-29 Fulcrum has incredible nose-pointing capability down to below 100 knots. The F-16 Viper, however, enjoys… Read More

6 months ago

Successful First Flight Of F-16 Block 70 Aircraft. The Block 70/72 is the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration.

The Block 70/72 is the newest and most advanced F-16 production configuration, combining numerous capability and structural upgrades. Lockheed Martin… Read More

8 months ago

YF-16 Flight Zero: Video features Test Pilot Phil Oestricher Recalling the First, Unintentional Flight of the YF-16

Test pilot Phil Oestricher was conducting high-speed taxi tests, the YF-16 lifted off the runway, and rather than risking damage… Read More

8 months ago

Vipers join Raptors, Eagles at Kadena: F-16CM jets from Spangdahlem support the on-going phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D aircraft to the US

While deployed to Japan, the highly maneuverable, multi-role F-16s will work in conjunction with Kadena-based assets and F-22A Raptors deployed… Read More

9 months ago

F-16 Vs A-10: why Viper’s CAS Variants failed to replace the Warthog

In 1991, 24 F-16 Block 10 aircraft were armed with the 30 mm GAU-13/A four-barrel derivative of the seven-barrel GAU-8/A… Read More

9 months ago

30 Years Ago Today, this Fighter Pilot scored both the First US F-16 Kill and the First Kill for the AIM-120 AMRAAM

“I saw three separate detonations, the nose and left wing broke instantly, and the tail section continued into the main… Read More

9 months ago

First F-16 Block 70 has rolled out of Lockheed Martin’s New Factory in Greenville

The F-16 Block 70, destined for Bahrain, should be accepted by the US government early in 2023. As the photo… Read More

10 months ago