8 G's. Owie! It was the F-16 that made G-LOC (G-induced Loss Of Consciousness) a real problem. As it sounds, an f-16 can generate enough G-force to cause the pilot to pass out completely.Retmsgt. said:Not sure, will look up.
Okay, the aircaft is capable of 9 G manouvers at 1.6Mach. Due to it's designed slightly negative stability, side-mounted fly by wire control and the 30 degree recline of the seat, which all work to reduce the effects of High G manouvers on the pilot. the aircraft itself is designed to take 14 G without straining the airframe.
The 180 degree turn within 1/8th mile was at .7 mach at 8 G
The F-16 uses the same engine as the Eagle, and only one, making it smaller, lighter, and more maneuverable. It should be able to out-dogfight it, assuming pilots of the same ability. I would have guessed the F-15 could have out-accelerated the F-16 given two engines, but I guess the smaller airframe overcomes the advantage of dual engines.Retmsgt. said:Actually Geoff, the F16 was a better dogfighter then the 15, more manouverable. It could do a 180 within 1/8th of a mile and could out-accelerate the 15.....
We give other countries better fighters than the ones we operate??????????????????????? :shock: :ek: :ek:Retmsgt. said:The hottest of the 16s are the F16E and the F16IN, with the GE-F110-132A engine at 32,500 pounds of thrust and advanced avionics-suite. These, believe it or not, are export fighters. They have a 4,000 lb. thrust advantage over the Block 50/52 and 60/62 F16s in AF inventory.