Author Topic: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas  (Read 142893 times)

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #325 on: March 31, 2022, 09:03:39 AM »
Soon? ???
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #326 on: July 03, 2022, 04:13:24 AM »
Technically its a F-2 but still:




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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #327 on: July 03, 2022, 08:59:46 AM »
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #328 on: August 05, 2022, 03:13:43 PM »
Swedish Falcon. WWWWOOOAAA!  :-* :-*

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #329 on: November 26, 2022, 12:33:20 PM »
An illustration of the F-16/79 for the ROCAF on a Taiwanese news article.

I think this was given to Taiwanese press by General Dynamics because most Taiwanese reference of the prelude to the development of the F-CK-1 claimed that a F-16/79 prototype was painted with ROC roundels.  The wording was as if there were more than one F-16/79 prototype, which was not what happened.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #330 on: November 27, 2022, 12:25:33 AM »
Nice find.  The F-16/79 is one I would like to model some day.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #331 on: November 27, 2022, 06:35:29 AM »
Swedish Falcon...

'Backfill' for when the Flygvapnet transfers some of its JAS 39 Gripen Cs to Ukraine?
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #332 on: February 13, 2023, 03:02:50 AM »
Real world marketing attempts:






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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #333 on: February 13, 2023, 06:46:31 AM »
Irish Air Corps second hand Benelux/Nordic F-16MLUs for air policing role?

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #334 on: February 13, 2023, 10:09:23 PM »
The CF-16 proposal seems to have included the tangential Sparrow launch rails from the Vought Model 1600/1601/1602 naval proposal (presumably so that it could be better sold as an interceptor). Though, when in use they would block the now-standard setup of LANTIRN/Sniper pods and/or HARM Targeting System pod on the intake "cheek" stations. Of course these would not be needed in interception/air superiority role, but would be still interesting to know whether the Sparrow launchers were designed to be a fixed setup (thus limiting the CF-16's potential in the strike role) or if they could have been switched out as necessary.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #335 on: February 14, 2023, 01:46:51 AM »
Real world marketing attempts:




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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #336 on: February 14, 2023, 04:12:12 PM »
Though, when in use they would block the now-standard setup of LANTIRN/Sniper pods and/or HARM Targeting System pod on the intake "cheek" stations.

Presumably the targeting pods can be carried on the Sparrow launchers Ó la the Hornet.  A more-immediate issue is that carrying Sparrow missiles this way might interfere with the inner most underwing hardpoints, especially when the main landing gear bay doors are at their open positions.  Unless GD introduced a variant of Vought 1600 wings with two hardpoints each as well
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #337 on: February 15, 2023, 02:01:52 AM »

I built this one (Otaki 1/48) in 1978 while in Air Cadets.

Did they have F-16s that far back in time?? ;)
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #338 on: February 16, 2023, 03:01:18 AM »
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #339 on: February 19, 2023, 01:56:12 AM »
Size comparison. Left to Right: F-16, Vought Model 1600, Vought Model 1601

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #340 on: February 19, 2023, 02:13:26 AM »
I just found out that there is a ready template for the 4-Sparrow F-16.

Wing hardpoints seem to also be moved outboard a little though not to the magnitude of the Vought derivatives, and still three hardpoints under each wing.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #341 on: July 19, 2023, 03:45:35 AM »


CFBV
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #342 on: July 26, 2023, 04:59:12 AM »
The Japanese movie Patlabor 2 features a Stealth F-16 called the Night Falcon. The film's main plot line revolves around a group of Japanese & American military officers carrying out false flag operations in Japan in order to shock the Japanese out of their national pacifism & boost the defense industry. An American Stealth F-16 is used in a terrorist attack, footage of the attack is leaked to the media but is edited to make it look like a normal Japanese F-16 to stir up panic, later on in the film the unedited video footage is reviled showing off this angular Stealth version. A 1/144 model kit of the Night Falcon was released a few years ago, but I would love to see one in 1/72 or 1/48 scale.








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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #343 on: July 26, 2023, 06:24:35 AM »
The Japanese movie Patlabor 2 features a Stealth F-16 called the Night Falcon...

Nice! On the stealth side, though, this Night Falcon would really benefit from a Diverterless Supersonic Inlet (DSI).
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #344 on: July 26, 2023, 11:05:54 AM »
The Japanese movie Patlabor 2 features a Stealth F-16 called the Night Falcon...

Nice! On the stealth side, though, this Night Falcon would really benefit from a Diverterless Supersonic Inlet (DSI).
Heartily agree.  I  may well fit that to my kit of that aircraft.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #345 on: August 26, 2023, 11:15:50 PM »
Do you want a great big heavily illustrated FREE book on the F-16XL?

Tony Landis has just released "General Dynamics F-16XL Dual Role Fighter: An Illustrated History."

It is available as a PDF here:

https://wss.apan.org/public/AFMC-History-Office/Shared%20Documents/F-16XL%20Book_Final-web%20(1).pdf

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #346 on: March 27, 2024, 03:13:56 AM »
Argentina has officially signed the Letter of Intent to purchase 24x F-16A/B Block 15 MLUs + 1x Block 10 from Denmark.  So look for new markings soon
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