Mientras va calentando las turbinas, pueden ir leyendo una intro:
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multi-role jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics in the United States. Designed as a lightweight fighter, it evolved into a successful multi-role aircraft. The Falcon's versatility is a paramount reason it was a success on the export market, serving 24 countries. The F-16 is the largest and probably most significant current Western fighter program, with over 4,000 aircraft built since production started in 1976. Though no longer produced for the United States Air Force, it is still produced for export.
The Fighting Falcon is regarded as a superb dogfighter, with innovations including a frameless canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while under high g-load, and reclined seat to reduce g-effects on the pilot. It was also the first fighter aircraft to be deliberately built to be able to sustain 9 g turns. Although the F-16's official name is "Fighting Falcon", it is known to its pilots as the "Viper", after the Battlestar Galactica starfighter.
¿Quiénes son los mayores consumidores de esta pieza? Aquí la lista:
United States Air Force: 2507
Israeli Air Force: 339
Turkish Air Force: 240+40
Egyptian Air Force: 220
Royal Netherlands Air Force: 213
Republic of Korea Air Force(ROKAF): 180
Hellenic Air Force: 140+30
Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force: 150
Muy diplomático EEUU. Le vende cientos de aviones a Israel, pero también a Egipto. Se los vende a Grecia, pero también a Turquía. Naturalmente, la venta a Corea del sur y a Taiwan no requiere que a la vez compense por otro lado.