F-16 acceleration from 200kts to Mach1

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Unread post05 Oct 2019, 13:29

Patriot wrote:I think that if anything can compete with the Typhoon on acceleration it's the Viper. Put GE-132 into the Block 50 or 70 and Typhoon would comes 2nd every time. Even that heavy heavily modified Block 60 airframe with said motor climbs like a Saturn 5 rocket - as seen on the video above 8)


Block 60 should on paper at least be the quickest F-16.

How about a Block 30:

http://www.f-16.net/f-16-news-article691.html
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Unread post05 Oct 2019, 17:03

:shock: That Block 30 could have easily replaced Space Shuttles I guess for the nano fraction % of its cost.
Shame.

Too bad that Block 30/GE132 test pilot isnt on this forum to tell how that wonder was behaving in the air. 8)
Id love to see the acceleration figures charts for that one!
Ps. Is there any such for Block 60 or the entire manual?
Block 70 should comes with that engine by default.
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Unread post05 Oct 2019, 17:08

Nothing on the Block 60 and I wouldn't be pasting charts from it on here if I did have it - bad form.
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Unread post06 Oct 2019, 16:46

Patriot,

Sorry for the delay, was gone yesterday. But here it is (you can also find it in the Flight Supplement):
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Unread post06 Oct 2019, 22:06

Thanks!

It's a bit counter intuitive. 35 seconds to .91 Mach - same as Pratt despite the Pratt has according to specs entire 5kN (1150lbs) more on the MIL.
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Unread post07 Oct 2019, 14:06



That thing must have been a rocket ship!
Have F110, Block 70, will travel
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Unread post07 Oct 2019, 16:28

Pretty impressive Block 60. I wish they would do a demo w/o those CFT's on the jet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaiSkasXec8 they had to ruin it by playing that idiotic Kenny Loggin's song in the beginning :doh:


I think the 60 is approx 20,700lbs empty (no CFT's), so with that gigantic engine it could have the best accel/climb rates of the entire F-16 famiglia (except for that T&E B30 w/-132, obviously that jet is the true definition of a rocket ship).
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