F-16 Fighting Falcon

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern multi-role jet fighter aircraft designed in the United States. Designed as a lightweight fighter, it evolved into a successful multi-role aircraft. The F-16 was developed by General Dynamics. In 1993 General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, now Lockheed Martin. The Falcon’s versatility is a paramount reason it was a success on the export market, and is serving 24 countries. It is the largest and probably most significant Western fighter program, with over 4000 aircraft built.. Though no longer produced for the United States Air Force, it is still produced for export.

 

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B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range eight-engine strategic bomber flown by the United states Air Force (USAF) since 1954, replacing the Convair B-36 and the Boeing B-47.

Although built for the role of Cold War-era nuclear deterrent, its conventional capabilities are these days are the more important role in USAF operations, where its long range, heavy weapons load and comparatively economical operation (compared to the rest of the USAF strategic bomber fleet) are extremely useful.

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