The 2nd YF-16 prototype (#01568), seen with a load of 4 Sparrows, including 2 on the wingtips. Given the absence of a radar (the pointy nose was later enlarged to accomodate the radar), this configuration seems odd. [USAF photo]
Posted by stereospace on Sun 15 Jul 2012 05:32:25 AM CEST
Sparrows on YF-16
I was there.... and those sparrows were made of PVC pipe and wood. They look great though!
Posted by Guest on Wed 21 Jan 2009 03:39:24 PM CET
I am sure those sparrows were nowhere near their normal weight.
Posted by Guest on Fri 19 Aug 2005 08:48:42 PM CEST
Well, they can carry aim-120s on their wingtips, but i didnt know that they can fit the larger sparrow on them too...
Posted by Guest on Sun 20 Jun 2004 12:31:56 PM CEST
The Sparrow loadout was probably for demo purposes only to show how it might be configured, although the wingtip mounted Sparrow is interesting. Never thought the wingtip could take that big of a load in real-world flight conditions.
Posted by Guest on Sun 29 Feb 2004 12:19:38 PM CET