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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
General Dynamics F16.jpg
Taking off from Amberly air base, Australia
Taking off from Amberly air base, Australia
Type Military aircraft, Attack aircraft, Fighter aircraft
Configuration Retractable gear aircraft
Propulsion Single-engine jet (Jet aircraft, Single-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer General Dynamics, Lockheed
  • Erik Hofman
  • Pensacola (skin textures)
  • Martin "Pegasus" Schmitt (panel textures)
  • Richard Harrison (MFD, HUD)
  • Nikolai V. Chr. (YF-16 Aero and FCS)
  • J Maverick 16
  • Joshua Davidson
  • Martien Van Der P.
  • others
--aircraft= f16-simplified
Status Early production
 FDM Stars-5.png
 Systems Stars-3.png
 Cockpit Stars-3.png
 Model Stars-4.png
Supports Mid-air refueling Canvas Checklists
 Website The website for the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon developments.
 Repository The development repository of the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Download Download the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft package for the current stable release (2018.3).
Liveries Browse the FlightGear livery database for the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Forum 'General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon' topic on the FlightGear forum.
License GPLv2+

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft, orginally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force.

Keyboard Controls

Flight Controls

Key Function
Ctrl+B Toggles speed brake
Delete Toggles FBW (fly by wire) override (F-16 Simplified)
Delete Toggles MPO


Key Function
Ctrl+N Toggles radar RWS / TWS AUTO modes
Shift+E Decreases radar range
Shift+R Increases radar range
Q Toggles radar standby mode


Key Function
Ctrl+F Triggers flare release
Ctrl+H Toggles arrester hook
Shift+C Toggles canopy
E Fires the cannon
f Toggles refuel door
U Seat up
Shift+U Seat down


Canvas HUD

The F-16 has a canvas Head-Up Display This is a link to a Wikipedia article.

Air-to-air refueling


The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon supports in-flight refueling. You need to start a specific scenario or do that in multiplayer to get a tanker aircraft. See Howto:Aerial refueling for more information. Also look on the box at the bottom of the page.

Aircraft carrier


There is the possibility to start of and land on a carrier. You can toggle the arrester hook with Ctrl+H. There are several Aircraft carrier available. How to set it up start your aircraft there is described in Howto:Carrier. If you fly in multiplayer mode see Carrier over MP

F-16 taxiing to parking at LIPA after landing on rwy 05 with home livery
The RNLAF J015-demo livery of the F-16

New to fighter aircraft

If you have never flown an aircraft like this one before (Just light planes or airliners), crashed it before landing or just are not sure, how to land a right way; there is an article A-4F Skyhawk Operations Manual by Andy Ross. Although is written for the Douglas A-4 most of the information contain general stuff about fly delta wing aircraft, about stall, AoA and landing maneuver and applies to the F-16 too.

A full spherical panorama of the f-16 cockpit

Development Status

1rightarrow.png See F16/Development for the main article about this subject.

External link