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maus92 wrote:neurotech wrote:
Several crashes have occurred as a result of difficulty with singe-engine handling in the F/A-18.
But not the two you mentioned - can you provide some examples? Almost all single engine recoveries are successful. There are exceptions, but overall the Hornet is a very safe aircraft to operate with one engine inop.
spazsinbad wrote:All the single engine F-35 recoveries will be successful - mark my words.
My point is that a F/A-18 with two engines doesn't mean its always going to be able to land with one engine inoperative. Conversely, Several F-16s have landed with one engine out, and they only have one engine.
munny wrote:Went through the mishaps list for F-16's on this site a while back. Correct me if I'm wrong but only 4 or 5 F-16 losses globally in 8 years due to engine failure?
neurotech wrote:munny wrote:Went through the mishaps list for F-16's on this site a while back. Correct me if I'm wrong but only 4 or 5 F-16 losses globally in 8 years due to engine failure?
There has been more losses than that. The claim is only that no F100-PW-229 powered F-16 were lost due to engine failure is more about statistics. Fuel starvation, stuck AB cable, or FOD doesn't count. In the USAF, there is only 42 F-16C Block 52 jets, with one lost (stuck in AB until fuel starvation). Compared to 227 F-16C 50s (20 losses total). Most of the Block 52 jets in non-US service are newer than the USAF jets.
southernphantom wrote:I know the Swampfox folks have -52s. Are the others at Spandahlem? Apologies for the OT; I was just wondering.
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