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First restored. In the United States rolled out the F-16 fighter with an increased flight resource

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Corporation Lockheed Martin rolled out the first fighter F-16 Fighting Falcon with an increased flight resource. From the shop located on the territory of the Hill airbase (Utah), the first aircraft came out, the flight resource of which was extended to 12 000 hours, reports "Warspot" with reference to the press service of the company.


First restored. In the United States rolled out the F-16 fighter with an increased flight resource


Back in the summer of 2015, Lockheed Martin began the test cycle of the structural integrity of the F-16C Block 50 fighter, after which it was decided that F-16 could be used further, with which the flight life would end. During the tests, the fighter flew 27 713 equivalent flight hours, after which it was disassembled and checked for integrity.

It turned out that the life of the F-16C aircraft is significantly higher than that initially stated, so after the raid on the 8000 hours, the combat vehicles will undergo appropriate maintenance and will again go into service with the US Air Force, receiving an additional flight resource in the 4000 hours. In total, the military department decided to restore the F-300C / D fighters over 16, which will allow them to remain on duty until the 2050 year.

The F-16 is a fourth-generation, multi-functional lightweight fighter. He entered service with the US Air Force in 1979 year and to this day is one of the most advanced combat vehicles. In October, Lockheed Martin 2015 presented the updated version of the F-16 Viper, and soon the F-16 fighters of the fifth generation F-35, which are also developed by Lockheed Martin, should replace the F-XNUMX.
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 11 May 2018 17: 55
    +6
    But this is bad for us, unlike the F-35.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 11 May 2018 17: 58
      +2
      Let me curiosity - with what? Again, some suckers will be "stuffed" with trash 40 - her prescription
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 11 May 2018 18: 34
        +17
        Even the old Block 30 is still a very serious car today! And yes, 35-45 lyams for Block 50 are pennies! This "trash" is able to fight on an equal footing with contemporaries ...
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 11 May 2018 18: 48
          +2
          Quote: Jack O'Neill
          Even the old Block 30 is still a very serious car today! And yes, 35-45 lyams for Block 50 are pennies! This "trash" is able to fight on an equal footing with contemporaries ...

          Soooo! So this stuff is steeper than our rust ???
          1. Jack O'Neill
            Jack O'Neill 11 May 2018 19: 38
            +11
            Soooo! So this stuff is steeper than our rust ???

            Watching what "rust". If we are talking about the MiG-29 (9-12 / 9-13) - of course!
            In fact, the same F-16 Block-30 is the same as the MiG-29CM (9-14)
            And Block-50 + consider that the MiG-29CMT (9-17).
            Judge for yourself...
        2. NEOZ
          NEOZ 11 May 2018 20: 01
          +1
          Quote: Jack O'Neill
          This "trash" is able to fight on equal terms with contemporaries

          what kind of aircraft do you mean?
          as for me f16 is not able to compete with contemporaries.
      2. NF68
        NF68 11 May 2018 21: 33
        +4
        Quote: TermNachTER
        Let me curiosity - with what? Again, some suckers will be "stuffed" with trash 40 - her prescription


        Mig-35 is also rubbish, since it was created on the basis of Mig-29 which is also almost 40-year old?
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 13 May 2018 11: 09
          0
          You distort a little. Created at the base, it did not change some stuffing. Significant difference
          1. NF68
            NF68 13 May 2018 14: 44
            0
            Quote: TermNachTER
            You distort a little. Created at the base, it did not change some stuffing. Significant difference


            This version of the F-16 is also significantly different from those that were produced at the beginning of the 80's and the common thing in them is only the designation of the type of aircraft.
    2. Grandfather Makar
      Grandfather Makar 11 May 2018 17: 59
      +6
      F-16 - the fourth generation multifunctional light fighter

      Not a bad fighter yet ..! The United States begins to save and modernize .. This is bad for Russia, but nothing ..!
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 11 May 2018 18: 02
        +6
        Quote: Ded-Makar
        US begins to save and upgrade

        And they should write off combat-ready fighters for scrap? There the F-16 fleet is large and they had to be modernized and there was nothing to do with the savings.
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 11 May 2018 18: 19
          +2
          And Migi-29 talk, they produce resources ...
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 11 May 2018 18: 26
            +1
            Quote: alexmach
            And Migi-29 talk, they produce resources ...

            Hmm ... there you need to completely renew the LFI park. Alas.
          2. sabakina
            sabakina 11 May 2018 18: 57
            0
            Quote: alexmach
            And Migi-29 talk, they produce resources ...

            They say that chickens are milked ... "My answer is Al Capone."
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 12 May 2018 11: 54
              +1
              Vito Corleone, I'm sorry.
              There were persistent rumors that the gliders were mostly already that, though the Serbs had recently been given something, most likely, after all, in working condition they did not fall apart by itself.
          3. NEOZ
            NEOZ 11 May 2018 20: 09
            0
            Quote: alexmach
            A Migi-29

            but the twinkies were not designed for a long resource.
            because they were supposed to die in the first battles.
            1. Arakius
              Arakius 11 May 2018 23: 10
              +1
              Quote: NEOZ
              Quote: alexmach
              A Migi-29

              but the twinkies were not designed for a long resource.
              because they were supposed to die in the first battles.

              In a war, the production of f-16 would be simplified. And for peacetime, you need a long-lived aircraft to provide standards for training pilots
              1. NEOZ
                NEOZ 14 May 2018 10: 11
                +1
                Quote: Arakius
                peacetime needs a long-lived plane

                only this is why the MiG35K is taken as the basis of the MiG29 (ship's version of the fighter because its resource is much larger !!!!!!).
        2. san4es
          san4es 11 May 2018 18: 28
          +3
          Quote: NEXUS
          ... There is a large F-16 park ... fellow

          in the summer of 2015, Lockheed Martin began the structural integrity test cycle of the F-16C Block 50 fighter

          hi ... The first F-16C Block 50/52 fighter was delivered to the US Air Force in November 1991. The F-16C Block 50 is powered by a General Electric F110-GE-129 (129 kN thrust) engine, while the F-16C Block 52 is powered by a P&W F100-PW-229 (129.4 kN thrust) engine. The fighter retained the Westinghouse AN / APG-68 (V5) radar, Honeywell H-423 Ring Laser Gyro Inertial Navigation System, GPS, HAVE QUICK II (Improved Data Modem) data modem, MFD 4-inch color multifunction displays ...
          .... F-16C Block 52Plus Glass Falcon is a more advanced modification of the Block 50D / 52D fighter F-16C / D with the introduction of many systems from the Block 60. On the plane there was the possibility of using ammunition like JDAM
          LTH:
          Modification F-16C Block 50
          TTX: ............ Weight, kg
          empty 8273 aircraft
          takeoff normal 12003
          maximum combat 19187
          3105 fuels
          Engine Type: 1 Turbofan Pratt Whitney F-100-PW-229
          Maximum thrust, kN
          afterburner 1 x 129.40
          maximum 1 x 79.20
          full speed
          off the ground xnumx
          at height 2145
          Ferrying range, km 3943
          Combat radius of action, km 579
          Maximum rate of climb, m / min 16500
          Practical ceiling, m 17200
          Max. operational overload 9
          Crew, people 1
          Armament: One six-barrel gun General Electric M61A1 Vulcan (6000 rounds / min, 511 rounds PGU-28 / B)
          Combat load - at 9 nodes of the suspension:
          UR air-to-air AIM-9L / M / P Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM
          Air-to-ground missiles AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-88 HARM
          UAB AGM-145A / B JSOW, "Paveway" II / III
          conventional bombs Mk. 82, Mk 83 and Mk 84.
          RCC AGM-84 Harpoon
          GPU-5 / A container with 30 mm gun hi
          http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fighter/f16c50.html
          1. ANCIENT
            ANCIENT 11 May 2018 18: 31
            +4
            Sanchez-you like me for video +++ as always! hi
            1. san4es
              san4es 11 May 2018 18: 36
              +1
              hi ... Thank you ... I did not recognize at first wink
          2. sabakina
            sabakina 11 May 2018 19: 00
            0
            san4es, I'm starting to boil !!! What international are you for? AND?
            1. san4es
              san4es 11 May 2018 19: 04
              +1
              Quote: sabakina
              san4es, I'm starting to boil !!!

              hi ... so disconnect from the "network" bully

              ... for scientific and technical wink
              1. sabakina
                sabakina 11 May 2018 19: 54
                0
                ... for scientific and technical

                And I'm for, and I'm for ... And which Lenin is it? ...
      2. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 11 May 2018 18: 08
        +5
        Here I am about the same - a good fighter. The Israelis will not let lie.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 11 May 2018 19: 03
          +2
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          Here I am about the same - a good fighter. The Israelis will not let lie.

          Sergey, what am I, to shoot from Libya is cooler than in fair fight? AND? How is he good? Not Sergey, only one on one will give the right to have the title at least "good" ....
          1. Arakius
            Arakius 11 May 2018 23: 40
            +2
            only one on one will give the right to have the title at least "good" ....

            One on one people have not fought since the Paleolithic
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      3. MPN
        MPN 11 May 2018 18: 17
        +6
        Quote: Ded-Makar
        Not a bad fighter yet ..! The United States begins to save and modernize .. This is bad for Russia, but nothing ..!

        It will not serve in the same form (at least for the Americans) ...
        combat vehicles will undergo appropriate maintenance and will again go into service with the US Air Force,
        Significant modernization will be carried out, which, however, is not cheap since there’s a lot to invest in ..., I think, if there wasn’t anything to cut, then they would hardly have started this moment ... request
    3. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 11 May 2018 17: 59
      +1
      There are no reasons for great sadness. All extend the life of 4th generation aircraft. It is not possible to reduce the cost of the 5th generation.
    4. Vadivak
      Vadivak 11 May 2018 18: 00
      +3
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      But this is bad for us, unlike the F-35.

      Still brought to mind
    5. avt
      avt 11 May 2018 18: 30
      +1
      Quote: Sith Lord
      But this is bad for us, unlike the F-35.

      Well, like the F-16 is quite a decent airplane. good And when he was in Zhukovsky at MAKS ...... really struck - it looks small wassat against the background of analogues.
      1. Muxalet
        Muxalet 14 May 2018 15: 09
        0
        "Mandavoshka" among themselves he was called
    6. sabakina
      sabakina 11 May 2018 18: 44
      +1
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      But this is bad for us, unlike the F-35.

      Sergei! Afraid of wolves - do not go to the forest!
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 11 May 2018 18: 46
        +5
        Who said to be afraid? Stop the panic!

        The good thing about this news is that the Pentagon does not have a "stone flower", so they switched to the modernization of proven technology.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 11 May 2018 19: 56
          0
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          Who said to be afraid? Stop the panic!
          so I about it ... repeat
          1. Lord of the Sith
            Lord of the Sith 11 May 2018 20: 15
            +3
            And yet, they lost a lot of money on the F-22, and now they have lost a lot of money on the F-35. And most importantly, lost time!

            Zhukov: - And most importantly, they lost time!
  2. Livonetc
    Livonetc 11 May 2018 17: 57
    +1
    At one time, especially intelligent figures of the new Russia began to extend and extend the resource of flying equipment with a variety of pseudoscientific justifications.
    The Americans lived to see their perestroika.
    Congratulations
  3. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 11 May 2018 18: 05
    +1
    That is, not everything is so rosy with the “penguin”, since the wealthy United States are re-rolling planes from the storages that, in fact, have already outlived two or three of their “aviation” lives? And will it not be cheaper to renew their release again?
  4. Abram
    Abram 11 May 2018 19: 15
    0
    Is 12k hours a lot or a little? interesting, for comparison, how many raids are, for example, Su-27 or MiG-29
    1. faridg7
      faridg7 12 May 2018 14: 33
      +1
      It's a lot. My father had a badge for 14000 hours of accident-free flight for retirement (write-off to the ground). He started flying back on Li-2 in the year 54, and wrote off it at 83. But this is in Aeroflot, the fighter’s flying time is several times less
  5. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 11 May 2018 20: 41
    +2
    Quote: Lord of the Sith
    Here I am about the same - a good fighter. The Israelis will not let lie.


    It is as good as smart pylon rockets. How the plane loses drying or a moment.
    1. Totah155
      Totah155 11 May 2018 21: 14
      +1
      Quote: General of the Sand Quarries
      It is as good as smart pylon rockets. How the plane loses drying or a moment.

      He is not a fighter.
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 11 May 2018 22: 35
        +9
        Hmm, hutspa? Okay, we climb into the wiki and suddenly find out:

        General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (English literally - Attacking Falcon, - named after the mascot of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs) is an American fourth-generation multi-purpose light fighter.

        Do Jews need to carry a sudden blizzard? Is this a national trait?
      2. PSih2097
        PSih2097 11 May 2018 22: 35
        +2
        Quote: Totah155
        He is not a fighter.

        fourth-generation American lightweight fighter ...
        rationale:
        The development of the fighter was conducted on a competitive basis as part of the program for the development of a light fighter for the US Air Force Light weight fighter (LWF)
      3. Totah155
        Totah155 12 May 2018 09: 13
        0
        Quote: Totah155
        He is not a fighter.

        We use it as a light bomber
        1. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General 12 May 2018 13: 04
          +2
          No need to scratch, in France there is no F-16
  6. Totah155
    Totah155 11 May 2018 21: 13
    +2
    Amazingly good Somolet in its class.
    High payload.
    Pretty maneuverable.
    1. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 11 May 2018 22: 42
      +4
      Quote: Totah155
      good somolet


      Catfish fly? laughing

      You need to be treated))
      1. Totah155
        Totah155 12 May 2018 09: 14
        0
        Quote: Sands Career General
        Quote: Totah155
        good somolet


        Catfish fly? laughing

        You need to be treated))

        Friday ... laughing
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  8. iouris
    iouris 12 May 2018 13: 02
    0
    The obsolete MiG-23Ms in the early 1980s were charged off for about 1000 hours in 8 years, and the F-16s are still in service. By the way, a single-engine car.
    1. cast iron
      cast iron 13 May 2018 17: 52
      0
      By the way, the latest modifications of the MIG-23 could compete in piloting with the F15. Withstood overloads up to 8,5G.
  9. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 13 May 2018 11: 18
    0
    Another tricky marketing move. F-16 is immeasurable throughout the world. Now an urgent need to modernize - to hand over money to everyone.