I've seen some pictures of F-16's where the canopy had a golden color. Some people are talking about the golden canopy. What's its function? And why do you only see the gold color sometimes? I've even seen pics of a F-16 double seater where one part of the canopy was gold and the other wasn't.
The canopy was 'tinted' for the same reason the F-117 canopy was tinted, and for similar reasons the EA-6B canopies were 'tinted' - does that give you a hint?
The 'tint' was also very fragile and was easily damaged by minor scrapes, requiring expensive repairs. It also caused a lot of problems with internal reflections during night flights.