Fri, Mar 18, 2005
Pilot Punches Out, Safe
Preliminary details are sketchy but an Air Force F-16 Fighting
Falcon crashed short of the runway at Nellis AFB at about 8:30 a.m.
on Friday, March 18.
The pilot ejected safely and was taken to the base hospital for
evaluation, officials said.
The aircraft was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons
School’s 16th Weapons Squadron.
A board of officers will investigate the cause of the
Primary Function: Multirole
Builder: Lockheed Martin Corp.
Power Plant: F-16C/D: one Pratt and Whitney
F100-PW-200/220/229 or General Electric F110-GE-100/129
Thrust: F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Ceiling: Above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Maximum T/O Weight: 37,500 pounds (16,875
Range: More than 2,000 miles ferry range (1,740
Armament: One M-61A1 20mm multibarrel cannon with
500 rounds; external stations can carry up to six air-to-air
missiles, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and
electronic countermeasure pods
Unit cost: F-16A/B , $14.6 million (fiscal 98
constant dollars); F-16C/D,$18.8 million (fiscal 98 constant
Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two
Date Deployed: January 1979
Inventory: Active force, F-16C, 590 and F-16D,
130; Reserve, F-16C, 60 and F-16D; 10 and Air National Guard,
F-16C, 438 and F-16D, 40.
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