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

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2021, 21:10
by Patriot
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!

Greets to y'all from freezing Poland!

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

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2021, 04:42
by Gums
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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Re: High Altitude level flight - how high F-16 can go?

Unread postPosted: 05 Mar 2021, 02:38
by energo
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.