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Old Jan 11, 2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default January 11, 2011: F-14 Fired up!

F-14 Fired up!

Photographed by Gerry Trenkler from United States

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Old Jan 11, 2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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Actually it is the viper, a FA-16, The F14 is a variable angle sweep wing fighter that is much bigger and is a two setter. It was the jet form Top Gun.
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That photo is of an F-16, as Shoturtle stated. However it is the F-16 Falcon model. The Viper model is the F-16IN model which has a large hump on the fuselage above the starboard wing, and the tail attachment is different. Anyway, that is a nice shot of the F-16.
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actually, that is an f-15. Eagle model.
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viper is the nick name that it was given, all f-16's are falcons.

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That photo is of an F-16, as Shoturtle stated. However it is the F-16 Falcon model. The Viper model is the F-16IN model which has a large hump on the fuselage above the starboard wing, and the tail attachment is different. Anyway, that is a nice shot of the F-16.
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viper is the nick name that it was given, all f-16's are falcons.
You are absolutely right shoturtle. What I was referring to in recognition of that, when Lockheed Martin announced the 4th Generation model F-16IN, they officially named it the Super Viper based on the nickname that had been around for years on all the earlier F-16 Falcon models.
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think that model is slated of oversea sales only. F35 is what the AF will replace the f16's with.
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