I heard, and it seemed to be relatively common knowledge around the Test people, that GD had offered to equip the A model F-16s with a Continuous Wave Illuminator that would support the F-16's AIM-7 launch and guide capability for a mere $10,000 an airplane but the Air Force turned it down so they could keep the budget up for the F-15 procurement.
Posted by Guest on Sat 24 Jul 2010 04:47:05 AM CEST
Notice, that the Sparrows are mounted on the Main Landing Gear doors
Posted by Guest on Mon 28 Nov 2005 04:09:53 AM CET
Very interesting given the fact that production F-16s didn't have the radar package necessary to fire an AIM-7. It wasn't until the ADF mod that the F-16 could carry an AIM-7.
I wonder what killed the idea of production F-16s carrying AIM-7s? It must have been a little bit of "Eagle" politics I imagine.
Posted by Guest on Tue 23 Mar 2004 06:27:28 AM CET