|F-16 Fighting Falcon|
|Organization:||United States Air Force|
|Weight:||up to 26,500 lbs (12,000 kg)|
|Crew:||1 to 2|
|Speed:||1,500 mph (2,414 km/h) -- Mach 2+|
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole fighter. Although developed to fight alongside the F-15 Eagle, the F-16 was found to be more useful for air-to-ground work. Although it is unstable in flight, fly-by-wire systems control the aircraft, making it very maneuverable. Compared to bigger fighters, the Falcon is very cheap, and this would pay off -- over 4,000 planes were built for 26 countries worldwide.