Patriot wrote:How Blk 30 could be a 'small mouth' - isn't that x0 series Vipers with GE engines?
Grasshopper …. I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions.
The F110 provided 5,000 pounds more thrust than the F100, and required a larger amount of air. This in turn required that the area of the air intake be increased. However, this change was not made at first, and early F-16C/D Block 30's are "small inlet" aircraft.
So if until the small mouth have become big one - how F110 engines that requires more airflow fared with that small intake? Why General Dynamics didn't build GE powered planes first off with the big-mouth intakes? How many NSI GE powered planes were built ?