Lockheed Martin F-16A
As part of its future fleet, Top Aces intends to introduce the F-16 which is considered by many to be the most agile fighter aircraft of its generation. Its superior speed, acceleration, maneuverability, small visual and radar signature, and ability to integrate advanced sensors and threat systems have made it the aircraft of choice for the USAF and USN Aggressor fleets since 1988. As the only true fourth generation airframe available to train US combat air forces, the F-16s upgraded by Top Aces will present the most advanced adversary capability in the industry, and the platform of choice for training 5th generation fighter pilots.
Typical F-16A Mission Advantages
Superior 4th Generation maneuverability and pilot-centric avionics;
Large array of available air-to-air weapons and sensors;
All-weather capability allows it to employ weapons in non-visual environments;
Light weight with a full load of internal fuel up to 9 G’s;
The pilot has excellent flight control of the F-16 through its "fly-by-wire" system.
- Crew: Single and tandem configuration
- Length: 49.4 ft.
- Normal T/O weight: 25,281 lbs
- Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220E
- Speed with air to air missiles: Mach 2.05 at 40,000 feet.