F-16N

The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on lethal 9G capable F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat

The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on lethal 9G capable F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat

The F-16N Viper The F-16N Viper, a version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon operated by the US Air Force, was… Read More

3 months ago

Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy

US Navy F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet crews were fighting a truly different aircraft, flown by superb aerial tacticians. The… Read More

2 years ago

TOPGUN was not as credible of an adversary without the F-16N: why the retirement of the F-16Ns was a blow to the Navy Fighter Weapons School

The opportunity to fly the sleek and high-powered F-16N Vipers, as they were called by the staff, was one of… Read More

2 years ago

The story of how TOPGUN selected the F-16N Viper, the adversary aircraft that had the ability to simulate the MiG-17, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-29 and Su-27

Not only did the F-16N Viper allow TOPGUN to simulate current fourth-generation threats, it gave them the ability, in one… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of how US Navy F-14 Tomcat crews learned to score simulated Gun Kills against the lethal 9G capable F-16N (Captured in a Beautiful Artwork)

In a close air-to-air combat scenario, who will win? The F-14 Tomcat or the F-16N Viper? The answer is not… Read More

3 years ago

ADVERSARY! A QUICK LOOK AT THE AIRCRAFT FLOWN BY U.S. NAVAL AVIATORS TO PLAY THE BAD GUYS

To realistically carry out their duty U.S. Navy adversary pilots need the best aircraft to simulate the bandits during DACT… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why the F-16N had been the finest adversary fighter ever flown by the U.S. Navy

From the U.S. Navy perspective, short of actually having a Fulcrum or Flanker, the F-16N was as close to a… Read More

5 years ago