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The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Tactical Fighter Aircraft As Seen Through Stunning Color Archival Films From The Factory, Out In The Field And Up In The Wartime Skies! 3 Hours Of Historical Aviation Adventure, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set!
* October 6, 2023: Updated And Expanded: Updated With THE F-16: THE FALCON DOMAIN, And Expanded From A Single Disc To 2 Disc Set!
THE F-16 FALCON (Color, 1986, 45 Minutes)
Archival color film chronicling the history of the most advanced tactical fight produced during the Cold War era from its inception and design through its early testing and manufacture to its employment in the skies of the world's air forces to fight emerging world conflicts, to stand ready to fight the cold war and to do duty as a mainstay tactical fighter of the western world's air forces (Australian Version).
THE F-16 FALCON (Color, 1987, 41 Minutes)
American English version of the above.
THE F-16: THE FALCON DOMAIN (Color, 1988, 48 Minutes)
An analysis of the F-16's fighter capabilities, flight characteristics, weapons systems, equipment maintenance and aerobatic performance.
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,600 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are 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's key features include a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, an ejection seat reclined 30 degrees from vertical 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 that helps to make it an agile 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 which aired at the time the F-16 entered service. In addition to active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. As of 2015, it was the world's most numerous fixed-wing aircraft in military service.