F-16A (France)

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This page is about the Belgian jet fighter F-16A (France). For other versions, see F-16 (Family).
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GarageImage F-16A (France).jpg
▄F-16A
AB RB SB
12.0 12.3 12.0
Research:400 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 080 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The ▄F-16A Block 15 Fighting Falcon is a rank VIII French jet fighter with a battle rating of 12.0 (AB/SB) and 12.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Seek & Destroy".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 10 973 m2 146 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude15 240 m
EnginePratt & Whitney F100-PW-220
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight15 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at _,___ m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 15240 __._ __._ __._ __._ ___
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
_ _ _ _ _ _
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
0 482 ___ ___ ___ ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
_____ _ _,___ kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type _m fuel __m fuel __m fuel
___ kg ___ _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (___%/WEP)
Condition 100% ___%/WEP _m fuel __m fuel __m fuel MGW
Stationary ___ kgf ___ kgf _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Optimal ___ kgf
(_ km/h)
___ kgf
(_ km/h)
_.__ _.__ _.__ _.__

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear482 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 148 → 4 388 Sl icon.png
RB9 094 → 12 677 Sl icon.png
SB10 725 → 14 950 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications308 000 Rp icon.png
466 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 080 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 320 / 490 % Sl icon.png
250 / 250 / 250 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
790 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
M60_belt_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods napalm fire bomb.png
BLU-27/B
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
M60_new_gun
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk82
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-3/A
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9L
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9M
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
790 Ge icon.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
GBU-8
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
790 Ge icon.png
Mods atgm heli preset.png
AGM-65B
Research:
25 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
38 000 Sl icon.png
790 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs) EEGS
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Offensive armament

Main article: M61A1 (20 mm)

The F-16A (France) is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm M61A1 cannon, wing root-mounted (512 rpg)
  • 60 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

The F-16A (France) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hardpoints F-16A.png
500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs 3* 3, 6 1 3, 6 3*
500 lb Mk 82 Snakeye bombs 3* 3, 6 1 3, 6 3*
2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs 1* 1 1 1*
2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 Air bombs 1* 1 1 1*
2,000 lb GBU-8 bombs 1* 1 1 1*
BLU-27/B incendiary bombs 1* 1 1 1*
FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets 57 57
AGM-65B missiles 1, 3 1, 3
AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles 1 1 1 1 1 1
AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles 1 1 1 1 1 1
Countermeasures 90* 90*
300 gal drop tanks 1
370 gal drop tanks 1 1
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 2,000 kg
* Countermeasures can be equipped with bombs on the same hardpoint
Default weapon presets
  • 2 x 370 gal drop tanks + 1 x 300 gal drop tank
  • 180 x countermeasures
  • 2 x AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles
  • 6 x AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles
  • 6 x AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles
  • 114 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 6 x AGM-65B missiles
  • 19 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (9,500 lb total)
  • 19 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 180 x countermeasures (9,500 lb total)
  • 4 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 180 x countermeasures (8,000 lb total)
  • 19 x 500 lb Mk 82 Snakeye bombs (9,500 lb total)
  • 19 x 500 lb Mk 82 Snakeye bombs + 180 x countermeasures (9,500 lb total)
  • 4 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 Air bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 Air bombs + 180 x countermeasures (8,000 lb total)
  • 4 x BLU-27/B incendiary bombs
  • 4 x BLU-27/B incendiary bombs + 180 x countermeasures
  • 4 x 2,000 lb GBU-8 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 2,000 lb GBU-8 bombs + 180 x countermeasures (8,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

External links


Belgian Limited Company of Aeronautical Constructions (SABCA)
Jet Fighters  ▄Mirage 5BA*
  ▄F-104G*
  ▄F-16A* · ▄F-16AM*
  * Licensed Production / Variants
See also  Dassault · Lockheed · General Dynamics

France jet aircraft
Fighters  M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA · Super Mystere B2
  ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D · ▄F-8E(FN)
  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE · Milan · Mirage 5F · Mirage 2000C-S4 · Mirage 2000C-S5 · Mirage 2000-5F · Mirage 4000
  Mirage F1C · Mirage F1C-200 · Mirage F1CT
Strike aircraft  ▄F-84F · F-84F IAF · ▄F-84G-26-RE
  Etendard IVM · Super Etendard · Alpha Jet E
  Jaguar A · Jaguar E · Mirage 2000D-R1
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late)
Belgium  ▄Meteor F Mk.8 · ▄Mirage 5BA · ▄F-104G · ▄F-16A · ▄F-16AM
Netherlands  ◘Hunter F.6