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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Role: multi-role fighter
Company: Lockheed Martin (originally General Dynamics)
Variants: F-16A, F-16B, F-16C, F-16CJ, F-16D, F-16E, F-16F, F-16I, F-16N, F-16XL, Mitsubishi F-2
Operators: USAF, US Navy, Bahrain, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, (Iraq), Israel, Italy,
Japan (Mitsubishi F-2), Jordan, Morocco,
Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey,
United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, light-weight, highly maneuverable, multi-role fighter.
Key features of the design include a very high power/weight ratio for good performance in climbing
and turning flight, a fly-by-wire control system for maximum agility, a semi-reclinig pilots seat
to increase pilot comfort and gravity force tolerance, a clear-view canopy offering unexcelled fields
of vision, advanced avionics for long-range targetting and accurate weapon delivery. This combined
with the low production and maintenance cost, the all-weather capability and long combat radius makes
the F-16 a valuable asset to all of the air arms operating it.