High Altitude level flight - how high F-16 can go?

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Unread post20 Feb 2021, 21:10

Apart from the procedural limitation of 50K MSL for the F-16 does anybody know how high the Viper can fly in a level 1g flight? Any pictures, details and testimonials much appreciated!

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Unread post26 Feb 2021, 04:42

Salute!

There is a EM diagram I can find that provides a clue.

From personal experience, 40 to 50K at .9M or slightly supersonic was no problem. My guess would be about 60K.

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Unread post05 Mar 2021, 02:38

Gums wrote:Salute!
There is a EM diagram I can find that provides a clue.
From personal experience, 40 to 50K at .9M or slightly supersonic was no problem. My guess would be about 60K.


According to the SAC (Standard Aircraft Characteristics) manuals over at Alternatewars.com:

F-16A_EM.png


http://www.alternatewars.com/SAC/F-16A_ ... Block_1-10)_SAC_-_March_1984.pdf
http://www.alternatewars.com/SAC/SAC.htm

Note also how the Block 15 comes in slightly under the Block 1-10s.

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