scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,071
Introduction The first F-16 was developed in 1974 They wanted a lightweight fighter that wouldnt cost as much as the fighters they had at the time They also needed a way to have a bomber without going out and building another bomber which would cost millions more So they decided to turn the F-16 into a fighterbomber and it all worked out Heres how The Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon They F-16 Fighting Falcon was developed and produced by General Dynamics Corp until they went bankrupt Then eventually Lockheed took over the production of the F-16 The manufacture of the first F-16 began at General Dynamics Fort Worth plant in August of 1975 This involved General Dynamics in a major modernization of its huge Fort Worth plant which had originally been built during World War II The F-16 Fighting Falcon when it first came out was designed to be in the Air Forces lightweight fighter LWF program The first F-16 was developed as a YF-16 prototype back in 1972 It made its first official flight on February 2 1974 A level speed of Mach 2 at 40000 ft was attained on March 11 1974 The production F-16A differed from the YF-16 in having a 13-inch fuselage extension to hold more fuel and the Westinghouse APG-66 radar The wing area was increased by 20 square feet and an additional underwing hardpoint was fitted The first YF-16 was brought out on December 13 1973 to make its first test flight at Fort Worth and was air freighted by C-5A to Edwards AFB on January 8 1974 It was an unintended short hop around the pattern on January 21 1974 at the hands of the test pilot Phil Oestricher During high-speed ground tests at Edwards Oestricher had inadvertently scraped the tailplane on the runway as the nose was raised and a violent lateral oscillation set in he decided to take off and regain control in
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA