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Color Illustrations; This is a publicity brochure for the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, published circa 1981. The full color brochure is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Laid-in are two additional publicity photos - one of the falcon by itself, the other showing the different variations for 11 individual countries. The brochure includes specs on weight, speed, engine model, operation, technology, avionics, and more. "Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U. S. Air Force, improved versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta. The Fighting Falcon has key features including a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system which helps to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. The F-16's official name is "Fighting Falcon", but "Viper" is commonly used by its pilots and crews, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Colonial Viper starfighter on Battlestar Galactica."
Title: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon The New Standard for Air Superiority and Strike Effectiveness
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Edition
Publisher: Falls Church, VA, General Dynamics: 1981
Book Condition: Near Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: A34307