F-16CM Fighting Falcon Maintenance – Airmen Keeping Our Fighter Jets Up And Running

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F-16CM Fighting Falcon Maintenance – Airmen Keeping Our Fighter Jets Up And Running

Airmen from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, perform maintenance on a flapper panel of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon.

F-16CM
Primary function: Suppression and/or destruction of enemy air defenses, air and ground interdiction
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Power plant: One Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200/220/229 or General Electric F110-GE-100/129
Thrust: 29,000 pounds
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Weight: 19,700 pounds without fuel (8,936 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight: 39,000 pounds (17,690 kilograms)
Payload: Two 2,000-pound bombs, two AIM-9, two AIM-120 and two 2400-pound external fuel tanks
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Range: More than 2,002 miles ferry range (1,740 nautical miles)
Ceiling: Above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Armament: One M-61A1 20mm multi-barrel cannon with 500 rounds; external stations can carry up to six air-to-air missiles, targeting and visual acquisition pods, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods
Crew: F-16CM, one; F-16D, one or two
Initial operating capability: F-16C/D Block 50-52, 1994
Production: 800+

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