U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team
The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team out of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the F-16, affectionately known as the "Viper." The single-seat, multi-role fighter has the ability to switch between an air-to-ground and an air-to-air role at the touch of a button and can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2. The F-16 demo team last appeared in Dayton in 2010.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The wheels and brakes of the F-16 are made right up the road in Troy, OH at Collins Aerospace
- The F-16 is the aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!
- The F-16 is nicknamed the “Viper” because it looks similar to the head of the Viper snake!
- The F-16 was the first fighter jet to have a frameless bubble canopy!
- It was the first fighter jet built to pull 9 G’s (9 times the force of gravity)!
F-16 Fighting Falcon FAST FACTS:
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200
Thrust: 27,000 pounds
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches
Height: 16 feet
Speed: Mach 2 at altitude
Combat Range: 1,740 nautical miles
Ceiling: Above 50,000 feet
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 37,500 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 7,000 pounds internally
Unit Cost: $14.6 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)
Inventory: F-16C/D, 1,017