General Dynamics F-16A/B Block 40/42 Fighting Falcon

Last revised September 24, 2015


The next major Fighting Falcon production block was Block 40/42, sometimes also known as the "Night Falcon" because of its enhanced night/all-weather capabilities. It first appeaared in 1989. It was unofficially desigated F-16CG/DG. The USAF wanted to designate it F-16G, but Congress objected because it might be seen as a "new" aircraft that might be a threat to the F-22.

Block 40/42 (also part of MSIP III) introduced the Martin-Marietta LANTIRN (Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infra-Red for Night) navigation and targeting system, which makes it possible to carry out both night and bad-weather ground attack operations. This system consists of two separate pods, both installed underneath the air intake--a AAQ-13 navigation pod carried on the left-hand chin pylon and an AAQ-14 targeting pod on the right-hand chin pylon. The AAQ-13 has a wide-angle FLIR sensor and a Texas Instruments terrain-following radar. The AAQ-14 pod carries a stablized and steerable IR imager and a laser rangefinder.

The LANTIRN must interface with the flight controls, since the pod actually flies the airplane while in terrain-following mode. The LANTIRN system required a lot more automation to make it possible for the pilot to fly hands-off while in a weapons-delivery mission, and the analog flight control system of the F-16 was replaced by an AlliedSignal quadruplex flight control system. The digital flight control system allows data to go straight from the LANTIRN pod right to the flight control system, and allows automatic terrain-following capability. The Block 40/42 were initially fitted with only the navigation pod, since the targeting pod was delayed by technical difficulties.

The Block 40/42 is provided with a fully-integrated GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation receiver, being the first combat aircraft to be so equipped.

The Block 40/42 is also provided with a diffractive optics and holographic, wide-angle heads-up display built by GEC-Marconi. It offers a wider field of view than the previous reflective HUD, and imagery can be superimposed over the outside view. The HUD can be fed with FLIR imagery from the LANTIRN system.

The configured engine bay has options for either the General Electric F110-GE-100 (Block 40) or the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 (Block 42), although the two engines are not routinely interchangeable. The Block 40 F-16 has a larger air intake than that of the Block 42 because of the greater airflow requirements of the F110 engine.

The airframe was provided with greater structural strength, which raised the 9-g capability from 26,900 pounds to 28,500 pounds. The undercarriage legs were made longer in order to provide more adequate clearance for the two underfuselage LANTIRN pods, and the wheels and tires were made larger. The Block 40/42 aircraft also have bulged landing gear doors to accommodate the larger wheels, and the landing lights were moved from the main landing gear well to the nose gear doors.

The first Block 40 F-16C (87-0350) flew on December 23, 1988, with company test pilot Steve Barter at the controls. The first Block 40 F-16D (87-0391, flew for the first time on February 8, 1989, with Ken Giles and Joe Sweeney in the cockpit. The first Block 42 F-16C (87-0356) was flown on April 25, 1989 by Bland Smith. The first Block 42 F-16D (87-0394) took off on its first flight on May 26, 1989, flown by Joe Sweeney and Tim Easton. Deliveries of the Block 40/42 Fighting Falcon began in December of 1988. The first Block 40 was deployed to Luke AFB, Arizona in May of 1989. The first user of the Block 42 was the 58th TFW (now known as the 56th FW) at Luke AFB, Arizona.

The GBU-10, GBU-12, and GBU-24 Pave family of laser-guided bombs can be carried, as well as the GBU-15 glide bomb. Provisions for the AGM-88 HARM II wee added in 1989. Some foreign versions of the aircraft can carry the AIM-7 Sparrow missile.

The Block 40/42 was in production between 1988 and 1995, with a total of 615 being built. Examples of the Block 40 were sold to the USAF, Israel, Egypt, Bahrain, and Turkey. Block 42 aircraft were only delivered to the USAF. Production of the Block 40/42 has been re-started to meet additional demand from Egypt and Bahrain. Egypt will get 21 aircraft in 1999/2000, probably taken from the Turkish production line, and Bahrain will acequire 12 additional Block 40s from the same source to equip a second squadron.

On December 9, 1992, it was announced that Lockheed had bought out the Fort Worth Division of General Dynamics for 1.525 billion dollars in cash. The plant would henceforth be known as the Lockheed Fort Worth Company. This marked the end of production of complete aircraft by General Dynamics, the remaining elements of the company now being involved only in the manufacture of submarines, the M1A1 tank, airliner components, missiles, space systems, and electronics. The manufacture of the F-16 would, however, still continue at Fort Worth, with the aircraft now being known as the Lockheed F-16.

Serials of Block 40/42 F-16C/D:


87-350/351		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon 
87-352/355		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40A Fighting Falcon 
87-356			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42A Fighting Falcon 
87-357			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40A Fighting Falcon 
87-358			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42A Fighting Falcon 
87-359			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40A Fighting Falcon 
87-360/362		General Dynamics F-16D Block 42A Fighting Falcon
87-391/393		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon
87-394/396		General Dynamics F-16D Block 42A Fighting Falcon
88-014/015		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon  
				built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I 
88-033/037		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40A Fighting Falcon
				built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
88-153/165		General Dynamics F-16D Block 42A Fighting Falcon
88-166			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-167			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-168			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-169			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-170			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-171/174		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-175			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42 Fighting Falcon
88-412			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42A Fighting Falcon
88-413			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon
88-414			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42B Fighting Falcon
88-415/416		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon
88-417			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42B Fighting Falcon
88-418/419		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon
88-420			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42B Fighting Falcon
88-421/422		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon
88-423			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42B Fighting Falcon
88-424/426		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon
88-427			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42B Fighting Falcon
88-428/433		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon
88-434			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42B Fighting Falcon
88-435/440		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon
88-441			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-442			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-443/444		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-445			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-446/447		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-448			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-449/450		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-451			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-452/454		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-455			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-456/457		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-458			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-459/460		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-461			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-462/463		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-464			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-465/468		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-469			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-470/471		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-472			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-473/474		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-475			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-476/477		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-478			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-479/480		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-481			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-482/483		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-484			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-485/486		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-487			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-488/489		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-490			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-491/492		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-493			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-494/495		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40C Fighting Falcon
88-496			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42C Fighting Falcon
88-497/498		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
				497 (310th FS) w/o Oct 22, 1998 in midair
					collision with another F-16.
88-499			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-500/501		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-502			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-503/504		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-505			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-506/507		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-508			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-509/510		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-511			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-512/513		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-514			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-515/516		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-517			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-518/519		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-520			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-521/523		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
				0523 w/o Feb 23, 1993, Lake Sinclair, GA
88-524			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-525/526		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-527			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-528/529		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-530			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-531/533		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-534			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-535/538		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-539			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-540/541		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-542			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-543/544		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-545			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-546/547		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
88-548			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42D Fighting Falcon
88-549/550		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon
89-022/033		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40A Fighting Falcon 
			 	built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
				0029 w/o Apr 28, 1993
				0032 w/o Sept 29, 1995
89-034/041		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon 
			 	built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
89-042			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon 
				built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
89-043/045		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon 
				built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
89-277			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
				to Israel as 502, Peace Marble III
89-278/279		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9701/9702
89-2000/2001		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
				2000 w/o Feb 5, 1995.
89-2002			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2003			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2004			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2005/2006		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2007			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2008/2009		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2010			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2011			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2012			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2013/2016		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2017			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2018			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2019			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2020/2021		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2022			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2023/2024		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2025			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2026/2027		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
				2027 w/o Sept 19, 1990, Hampton County, SC
89-2028			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2029/2030		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2031			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2032/2033		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2034			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2035/2036		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
				2036 w/o Jan 26, 1995, Adriatic Sea
89-2037			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2038/2039		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2040			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2041/2044		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
				2043 w/o 4/94, Osan AB
89-2045			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
				w/o Apr 21, 1997.
89-2046/2047		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2048			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2049/2050		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2051			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2052			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2053			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2054			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
89-2055			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2056			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2057/2058		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2059			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
				w/o Oct 3, 1991, Nellis Range
89-2060/2069		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
				2061 w/o Apr 4, 1991, Haylow, GA
				2069 w/o 5/18/93, Eielson AB, Alaska
89-2070			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2071/2072		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2073			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2074/2075		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2076			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2077/2078		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2079			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2080/2081		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2082			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2083/2084		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2085			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2086/2087		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
				2089 w/o 12/16/91, Georgia
89-2088/2089		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2090			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2091			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2092/2093		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2094			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
				2094 w/o Feb 16, 2000 over Barry Goldwater range, AZ.
				Pilot ejected safely.
89-2095/2096		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2097/2098		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2099			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2100			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2101/2102		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2103/2105		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2106/2107		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2108			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2109			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2110/2111		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
				2110 w/o Aug 24, 1992, Homestead AFB
89-2112			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2113			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2114			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2115/2116		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2117			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2118/2119		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2120			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2121/2122		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2123			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2124/2125		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2126			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2127			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2128/2129		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2130/2131		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2132			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2133/2134		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
				2134 w/o 2/16/94 in accident during
				Operation *Deny Flight*
89-2135			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2136/2137		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2138			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2139/2140		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2141/2142		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2143			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2144			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
89-2145			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
89-2146/2147		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
89-2148			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
89-2149/2150		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
89-2151			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
89-2152/2153		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
89-2154			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
89-2155/2159		General Dynamics F-16D Block 42E Fighting Falcon
89-2160/2165		General Dynamics F-16D Block 42F Fighting Falcon
89-2166/2169		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2170			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2171			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40F Fighting Falcon
89-2172/2174		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2175			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2176			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2177			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42G Fighting Falcon
89-2178			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40G Fighting Falcon
89-2179			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42G Fighting Falcon
90-001/009		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon 
				built by TAI for Turkey
				002 w/o Apr 1, 1993
90-010/021		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon 
				built by TAI for Turkey
90-022/024		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40F Fighting Falcon  
				built by TAI for Turkey
90-028/029		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D Fighting Falcon 
				to Bahrain as 101,103, under Peace Crown
90-030/035		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon 
				to Bahrain as 105,107,109,111,113,115, under
				Peace Crown 
90-036/039		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40D Fighting Falcon
				to Bahrain as 150,152,154,156, under Peace
				Crown
90-700/702		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-703			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-704/708		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-709/711		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-712/713		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-714			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-715/716		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-717/718		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-719/722		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-723/725		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-726/732		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-733/736		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-737/740		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-741			General Dynamics F-16C Block 42J Fighting Falcon
90-742/745		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40J Fighting Falcon
90-746/752		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42J Fighting Falcon
				749 w/o 5/31/92, Nevada
90-753			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40J Fighting Falcon
90-754/755		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42J Fighting Falcon
90-756			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40J Fighting Falcon
90-757/762		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42J Fighting Falcon
				761 w/o Oct 27, 1992, Shaw AFB
90-763			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40J Fighting Falcon
90-764/768		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42J Fighting Falcon
				764 w/o Feb 7, 1994, Soper, OK
90-769/770		General Dynamics F-16C Block 42K Fighting Falcon
90-771/776		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40K Fighting Falcon
90-777			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-778			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42H Fighting Falcon
				0778 scored first USAF F-16 kill 12/27/92	
90-779/780		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-781			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-782			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40H Fighting Falcon
90-783			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-784			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40H Fighting Falcon
				784 w/o Feb 18, 1993, Eielson AFB, Alaska
90-785/787		General Dynamics F-16D Block 42H Fighting Falcon
90-788/793		General Dynamics F-16D Block 42J Fighting Falcon
90-791/792		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40J Fighting Falcon
90-793			General Dynamics F-16D Block 42J Fighting Falcon  
90-794/796		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40J Fighting Falcon
90-797/800		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40K Fighting Falcon
90-850/854		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon 
				sold to Israel as 503,506,508,511,512 under
				Peace Marble III
90-855/862		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon 
				sold to Israel as 514,516,519,520,522,523
				525,527 under Peace Marble III
90-863/870		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40K Fighting Falcon 
				sold to Israel as 528,530,531,534,535,536
				538,539 under Peace Marble III
90-871/874		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40L Fighting Falcon 
				sold to Israel as 542,543,546,547 under
				Peace Marble III
90-875/878		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40H Fighting Falcon
				sold to Israel as 601,603,606,610 under
				Peace Marble III
90-879/886		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40J Fighting Falcon
				sold to Israel as 612,615,619,621,624,628,
				630,633, Peace Marble III
90-887/894		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40K Fighting Falcon
				sold to Israel as 637,638,642,647,648,651,
				652,656, Peace Marble III.
90-895/898		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40L Fighting Falcon
				sold to Israel as 660,664,666,667, Peace
				Marble III.
90-899/907		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9903/9911
90-908/922		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40K Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9912/9926
90-923/930		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40L Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9927/9934
90-931/934		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40H Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9801/9804
90-935/936		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40J Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9805/9806
90-937			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40K Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9807
90-953			General Dynamics F-16C Block 40M Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9935
90-954			General Dynamics F-16D Block 40M Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9808
90-955/958		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40N Fighting Falcon
				sold to Egypt as 9809/9812

91-001/005		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40F Fighting Falcon 
				Built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
91-006/021		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40H Fighting Falcon 
				Built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
				0009 w/o 1/3/94, Bursa
91-022/024		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40J Fighting Falcon 
				Built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
91-025/032		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40CF Fighting Falcon
				for Bahrain
91-033/036		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40CF Fighting Falcon
				for Bahrain
91-486/489		General Dynamics F-16C Block 40L Fighting Falcon
				to Israel as 551,554,557,558, Peace Marble III
91-490/495		General Dynamics F-16D Block 40L Fighting Falcon
				to Israel as 673,676,678,682,684,687, Peace
				Marble III
92-001/017		Lockheed F-16C Block 40L Fighting Falcon 
				built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
92-018/021		Lockheed F-16C Block 40P Fighting Falcon 
				built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
92-022/024		Lockheed F-16D Block 40L Fighting Falcon 
				built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
93-001/014		Lockheed F-16C Block 40P Fighting Falcon 
				c/n 4R-123/4R-135.  Built by TAI for Turkey, Peace Onyx I
93-485/487		Lockheed F-16C Block 40Q Fighting Falcon
				Built by TUSAS in Turkey for Egypt as 9951/9953
93-488/512		Lockheed F-16C Block 40R Fighting Falcon
				C/n BC-36/BC-59.  Built by TUSAS in Turkey for Egypt 
					as 9954/9978
93-513/516		Lockheed F-16D Block 40N Fighting Falcon
				C/n BC-60/BC-63.  Built by TUSAS in Turkey for Egypt 
					as 9851/9854
93-517/524		Lockheed F-16D Block 40P Fighting Falcon
				C/n BD-13/BD-24.  Built by TUSAS in Turkey for Egypt 
					as 9855/9862
93-525/530		Lockheed F-16C Block 40R Fighting Falcon
				c/n BC-64/BC-69.  Built by TUSAS in Turkey for Egypt 
					as 9979/9984
96-0086/0106		Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
				MSN BC-70/BC-90.  To Egypt as 9711/9731, Peace Vector V
				0091 (BC-75, 9716) reportedly w/o in off-airfield landing attempt Jul 13, 2004.
98-2012/2021		Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 40E Fighting Falcon
				MSN AC-9/AC-18.  To Bahrain under Peace Crown II.  Became s/n 201/210



99-105/116		Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
				FMS to Egypt
99-117/128		Lockheed Martin F-16D Block 40 Fighting Falcon
				FMS to Egypt


plus later contracts. This list is almost certainly incomplete and I would (as always) appreciate hearing from anyone who has additions or corrections.

Specification of Lockheed/General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon:

Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 turbofan, 23,770 lb.s.t. with afterburning or one General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, 28,984 lb.s.t with afterburning. Performance (at 27,245 pounds with F100 engine): Maximum short-endurance speed: Mach 2.02 (1333 mph) at 40,000 feet. Maximum sustained speed Mach 1.89 (1247 mph) at 40,000 feet. Tactical radius (hi-lo-hi interdiction on internal fuel with six 500-lb bombs) 360 miles. Maximum ferry range 2450 miles with maximum external fuel. Dimensions: wingspan 31 feet 0 inches, length 49 fee5 4 inches, height 16 feet 8 1/2 inches, wing area 300 square feet. Weights: 18,238 pounds empty, 26,463 pounds normal loaded (air-to-air mission), 42,300 pounds maximum takeoff. Armament: One 20-mm M61A1 rotary cannon and up to 12,430 pounds of ordnance or fuel distibuted between one fuselage centerline and six underwing stations, plus wingtip stations. An AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile is normally carried on each wingtip station.

Sources:


  1. Combat Aircraft F-16, Doug Richardson, Crescent, 1992.

  2. General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors, John Wegg, Naval Institute Press, 1990.

  3. The American Fighter, Enzo Angelucci and Peter Bowers, Orion, 1987.

  4. United States Military Aircraft Since 1909, Gordon Swanborough and Peter M. Bowers, Smithsonian, 1989.

  5. F-16 Fighting Falcon--A Major Review of the West's Universal Warplane, Robert F. Dorr, World Airpower Journal, Spring 1991.

  6. The World's Great Interceptor Aircraft, Gallery, 1989.

  7. Modern Military Aircraft--F-16 Viper, Lou Drendel, Squadron/Signal Publications, 1992.

  8. Lockheed F-16 Variants, Part 1, World Airpower Journal, Volume 21, Summer 1995.

  9. Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 40 and Beyond, Bill Sweetman, World AirPower Journal, Vol 36, Spring 1999

  10. E-mail from Jim Chalmers on Block 40 being powered by Pratt & Whitney engines and Block 42 being powered by General Electric engines.

  11. F-16C/D Block 40/42, http://www.f-16.net/f-16_versions_article7.html