F-16 XL General dyunamiks. General Dynamics F-16 XL
In the early 1990-ies. It has developed a new modification of aircraft - F-16 XL. He differed from his predecessors greater speed flight, better handling and maneuverability, more combat load.
The plane had a delta wing exceeding the area about twice the wing 2 F-16A. This has increased the number of units of weapons and external fuel tanks capacity. F-16 XL is able to perform the functions of a fighter-interceptor and fighter-bomber.
F-16 XL General dyunamikc photo
A fighter can carry almost all types of aircraft armament.
It has built a gun-type "Volcano".
In 17 hardpoints can be placed: a guided missile (AMRAAM, «Sidewinder" and others.) "Air-air"
guided missiles "Air-Ground" ("Maverick")
14 explosive bombs Mk82 (caliber - 500 pounds).
The performance characteristics of F-16 XL
Aircraft length, m 16
Wingspan, m 9,9
Wing area, m2 60
The length of the root chord, m 12,7
Empty weight kg 7900
Takeoff Weight,Maximum kg 17 000
the fuel in the internal weighttanks, kg 5800
full speedFlight 2,5M
Cruising speed 2,2M
One Bypass Turbofan engine with afterburner F-100- PW-100 («Pratt & Whitney").
Maximum thrust with the afterburner - 11 300 kg.
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