F-16C/D Block 30, 50 Fighting Falcon

F-16C/D Block 30, 50 Fighting Falcon

Description

It is a single-seat, single-engine, multiple role fighter, designed for all weather operations and capable of carrying a great variety of weapon systems. Greece has in its air arsenal about 70 F-16s, BLOCK 30 and BLOCK 50. In 1989 Greece purchased 40 BLOCK 30 under the Arms Programme “Peace Xenia I” and in 1997 40 additional BLOCK 50 aircraft were delivered to Greece as part of “Peace Xenia II”. The Hellenic F-16s BLOCK 30 and BLOCK 50 are based in the air base of Larissa (110 Combat Wing, 346 Squadron “Iason”) and in the air base of New Anchialos (111 Combat Wing, 330 “Thunder”, 341 “Arrow” and 347 “Perseas” Squadrons). All the Hellenic F-16s wear the “Aegean Ghost” camouflage, which is very efficient in Aegean operational environment.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 1 (C model), 2 (D model)
  • Engine: General Electric F110-GE 100 afterburning turbofan (Block 30, 29,000 lbs thrust), General Electric F110-GE 129 (Block 50, 31,000 lbs thrust)
  • Wing Span: 9.96 m
  • Length: 15.06 m
  • Maximum Speed: 2,120 km/h
  • Service Ceiling: 15,240m or 50,000 ft