U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon

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 UTC Aerospace Systems!
  • 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

Crew: One

Unit Cost: $14.6 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)

Inventory: F-16C/D, 1,017

Website: https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104505/f-16-fighting-falcon/