3.) General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon stands as a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft which was originally built by General Dynamics, which now happens to be Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. The plane was actually designed to be an air superiority day fighter. However, it grew to be an accomplished all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been created since their development was okayed back in 1976. Even though it is no longer being bought by the U.S. Air Force, evolved renditions are still being developed for those in the market for exports. Back in 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business over to the Lockheed Corporation, which as a part of this became branch of Lockheed Martin following a merge in 1995 made with Martin Marietta. The Fighting Falcon’s main qualities provide a frameless bubble canopy for easier visibility, side-mounted control stick in order to gain control while operating, a seat reclined 30 degrees to lower the force of g-forces on the pilot, and the first ever addition of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system which assists in making it an adept aircraft. The F-16 contains an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 areas for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. The office name of The F-16’s is “Fighting Falcon”, however “Viper” is usually used by its pilots and its crews, because of an apparent similarity to a viper snake along with the Colonial Viper Starfighter from the hit series, Battlestar Galactica. Alongside units of active duty for U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard, this aircraft also happens to be utilized by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and by the United States Navy as an adversary/aggressor aircraft. And finally, The F-16 been developed to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. Currently, as of 2015, this plane is the world’s second most numerous military aircraft and the most various airplane in service to this day.
2.) The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
This plane shines at number two as an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft which was designed by McDonnell Douglas in order to build up and keep air supremacy in aerial combat. After several reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force chose the design from McDonnell Douglas back in 1967 in order to fix the service’s dire need for a reliable air superiority fighter. The plane had its first trial in July of 1972, and became a part of the service in 1976. The Eagle is one of the most noted modern fighters, carrying over 100 victories and absolutely no losses in aerial combat, with the most of its kills advocated by the Israeli Air Force.
1.) Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is known as a single-seat, fifth-generation, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft that was originally created for the United States Air Force. It was the result of the US Air Force’s Advanced Tactical Fighter program. The plane was developed to be mainly used as an air superiority fighter, however, it also has outstanding attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence features. The main distributer, Lockheed Martin, developed the majority of the F-22’s airframe and weapons systems and created its final assembly, and meanwhile Boeing developed the wings, aft fuselage, avionics, integration, and training systems.
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