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Old 06-21-2017, 08:30 AM   #1  
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Default F-16 vs F-18

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F-16 against F-18. Which one would you pick?
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Read an interesting article by a Navy guy who did an exchange tour in the F-16, and have a friend who did an interservice transfer from USMC Hornet to Viper.

Both said the same thing: F-16 was like a street-rod muscle car, and the Hornet was more like a luxury touring sports sedan.

Block 50 F-16 can accelerate at 9gs if entry speed is high.

I have a friend (Navy Flight Doc) who flies backseat in Growlers; essentially a Super Hornet with wingtip EW pods. I asked how it flew...I knew it had more wing area and a little more thrust than the F-18Ds he used to ride in.

He said it was a little underpowered compared to the D.

Both good jets. FWIW, F-16s normally can't land on carriers.....
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Also to consider (NSFW):

Fighter Pilot University :: Landing on a Carrier
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Hi guys,

F-16 against F-18. Which one would you pick?
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[Twist]: A hawg in the livery of a doomed former Viper squadron.
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Depends on the mission. If given the opportunity to fly one again just for fun...F18A+ or C with no mission systems or pylons. Lightest and snappiest of the hornets. I have flown every flavor of hornet (A-G) as well as the F16.
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[Twist]: A hawg in the livery of a doomed former Viper squadron.
That is now a UAV squadron...


To the OP...Viper hands down.
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F-16, it was my number one choice in pilot training. Obviously that didn't work out but I love flying the Hercules low and slow and throwing **** out of the back...

Why would you want to be stuck on a boat with dudes for months at a time?
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