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Originally posted by waynos
I have looked into why they did not pursue it, I have found that they spent so much time developing an efficient intake interface for the twin engined P600 they felt unhappy with the interface for the P630 and so decided to pursue the twin engined proposal due to a lack of time.
Originally posted by Jezza
407 F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the United States Air Force
Found 2505 F-16s for USAF
Oct 1980 [act] 75747 75-0747 F-16A Details
The aircraft crash landed on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB due to a blown nose gear tire on take off during the annual open house air show. It was shipped to General Dynamics Fort Worth in a C-5 and rebuilt into the first F-16XL, www.f-16.net...
Originally posted by iskander
This article is a bit dated, it is from Jan 3, 2000, but considering the onslaught of official propaganda about the “safest single engine fighter in US history”, it’s amazing that such article exist at all.
First allow me to briefly recap the troubled history of the Falcon.
Nothing in this paragraph (shortened by myself) that one can disagree with as it does list the LWF program requirements.
In the very beginning the requirements for the small..... air superiority toe-to-toe with the best Soviet designs.
Prime contender was the excellent, no-nonsense, reliable, easily maintained twin engine F-5, which was specifically aimed to replace the troublesome single engine F-104, but as it usually happens in Pentagon it was side swiped by Washington lobbies in favor of gee-whiz hi-tech fly-by-wire single engine computer wonder kid that we know as the Falcon.
Naturally F-16 won the contract, and is continuing killing its own pilots to this day. It’s a long, troubled history trail it to this day.
It took decade for USAF to admit to wire chafing problems which caused more F-16 pilot deaths in catastrophic crashes then to enemy action to THIS DAY!
The families of those pilots were LIED to ....... and files a LAW SUIT, which they WON.