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F-16 question

October 13 2017 at 11:46 AM
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eagle from serbia  (Login orao1)
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What is the point of having FAST packs on back of F-16 and still having additional tanks on inner stations??!!
F-16 still has only 2 stations for air to ground weapons, only F-16I Sufa in one picture with GBU-38 under belly.

https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/f-16-block-50-takeoff.jpg

On the other side F-16XL was dropped in spite having the increased fuel capacity by 82%.
The F-16XL could carry twice the ordnance of the F-16 and deliver it 40% farther. The enlarged wing allowed a total of 27 hardpoints:
16 wing stations of capacity 750 lb (340 kg) each
4 semi-recessed AIM-120 AMRAAM stations under fuselage
2 wingtip stations
1 centerline station
2 wing "heavy/wet" stations
2 chin LANTIRN stations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16XL


 
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 Longer range or time on station, F-16XL lost to F15E.Pzkw3Oct 13, 2017, 12:18 PM
 Re: F-16 questioneagle from serbiaOct 13, 2017, 1:20 PM
 Very True, USAF old paradigm of bombers and fightersPzkw3Oct 13, 2017, 4:50 PM
 Re: F-16 questionWAFFerOct 13, 2017, 4:51 PM
 Re: F-16 questionWAFFerOct 13, 2017, 6:01 PM
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