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F-16 Fleet Reports

F-16 aircraft detailed version production



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Data

This graph shows the number of F-16 aircraft produced for every version. It includes new-built aircraft as well as airframes converted from earlier models.

Disclaimer: This report is generated in real-time from our F-16 Aircraft Database. We strive to keep our database up-to-date and complete, nevertheless for some countries data is hard to verify (e.g. accuracy for the Middle East is only 90%). Please contact us if you have any questions or feedback.

  • Horizontal Axis: The different F-16 production models
  • Vertical Axis: Number of F-16 airframes built for each version
  • Series: The first series ("delivered from plant") are new-built models. The second series ("on order") shows the number of aircraft ordered but not yet delivered. The third series ("converted") includes aircraft models that were converted from older models (and as such are not new-built airframes)


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Analysis


Block 50/52 are the only versions with almost as many dual & single-seat airframes. Many are used for specialized missions like Wild Weasel and require a crew of two to handle the cockpit workload linked to the additional avionics (housed in dorsal spine)
The F-16A block 15 is the most numerous F-16 variant with 662 airframes originally built. It is closely followed by the F-16C block 40 (485 airframes) and the F-16C block 30 (479 airframes). For most variants, the single-seat variants (A and C models) far outweigh the dual-seat variants (B and D). For the A/B models and the early C/D models (up to block 40/42), the ratio is about 6 to 1 - 6 single-seaters are built for every two-seater. This is a normal ration for training purposes.

The most notable exception is the block 52 with about the same amount of C and D variants build. The reason for this is that many F-16D block 52 aircraft are used in a role with a missionized two-seater. This demanding mission role adds specialized equipment to the F-16 and the additional cockpit workload requires a crew of two - pilot plus WSO (Weapon Systems Officer). The same is true for the F-16E/F block 60.

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