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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Manual: 1978 Onwards (All Marks)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Manual: 1978 Onwards (All Marks)

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By (author) Steve Davies

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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 272mm x 14mm | 740g
  • Publication date: 6 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Sparkford
  • ISBN 10: 0857333984
  • ISBN 13: 9780857333988
  • Sales rank: 183,598

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Popularly referred to as the 'Viper' by its air and ground crews, the F-16 is a successful American-built all-weather multi-role jet fighter of which more than 4,500 have been built and exported to 25 countries worldwide. Author Steve Davies covers all aspects of the F-16, focusing specifically on the design and construction of the Block 40/50 F-16C/D version. He also gives coverage of the Viper's impressive combat record in both Gulf Wars, in Afghanistan and over the Balkans, as well as in the Israeli pre-emptive strike in 1981 on the Osirak reactor in Iraq.

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Steve Davies is an acclaimed freelance aviation photojournalist. He is co-author with Paul Crickmore of the Haynes Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual and author of the Haynes Boeing B-52 Manual. He lives in Cambridgeshire.

Table of contents

'Under the skin' of one of the most successful modern-day US multi-role jet fighters. Detailed close-up photography and technical illustrations. Interviews with F-16 aircrew and ground personnel. Expert author.