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Cockpits of famous aircraft. The F-16 Fighting Falcon
« on: September 12, 2009, 07:40:22 AM »
F-16 Fighting Falcon



Over its career, the F-16 Fighting Falcon–or Viper, as it is more commonly known—has been continuously updated. Nowhere are those changes more evident than in the cockpits of the latest generation of F-16s, the Block 50/52+, and particularly the Block 60 version shown here. The latest F-16 cockpits feature color multifunction displays and lighting compatible with night vision systems. Onboard computers process information from sensors and off-aircraft sources and present information to the pilot with straightforward graphics. Still, the cockpit retains many features that made the F-16 revolutionary from the beginning, including a frameless bubble canopy, hands-on throttle and sidestick switch controls, a thirty-degree seatback angle for increased g tolerance, and a head-up display.


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Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin
Type: Fighter (Multirole)
Number Built: 80 on order (More than 4,300 F-16s have been produced worldwide.)
First Flight: 6 December 2003 (Two-seat F-16F)
In Service: 2005 – Present

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Re: Cockpits of famous aircraft. The F-16 Fighting Falcon
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 09:46:51 AM »
A piece of art. I don't know anything about the new generation of Vipers :-\

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Re: Cockpits of famous aircraft. The F-16 Fighting Falcon
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 12:37:41 AM »
So why not join in here with us? I know nothing but mostly get away with it.

 



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