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  • Today we look at two really awesome aircraft and get an understanding of the differences between them

  • Partially due to the fact that there has been much controversy over

  • Whether one aircraft should be replaced by the other at least within the United States today

  • We look at the differences between the historical f-16 and the battle-proven

  • F-35 how's it going? Everybody? Welcome to FTD facts. My name is Dave Walpole and today

  • Yeah, we're gonna look at the f-16 and the f-35 me. I'm a big fan of the f-16

  • I think it's one of my favorite fighters in the modern world, but the f-35, you know

  • There's a lot of people that say it's just a really good aircraft. But like I said

  • Controversy, is it worth the price?

  • well

  • let's just find out some of the differences now before I get in this video if you guys like

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  • The f-16 is sleek. Its slender and it's just one awesome aircraft

  • it has been around since the 1970s designed originally by General Dynamics now, basically

  • manufactured by Lockheed Martin it started its service in

  • 1978 after its first flight commenced in nineteen new form. Now one of the many reasons for the creation of the single-seat fighter and bomber

  • multi-role aircraft

  • Was because of the lessons learned from the f4 phantom

  • Experiences in Vietnam basically, the f4 phantom was a very good fighter. The only downside is it did get shot down quite a bit in

  • Vietnam and therefore the United States of America wanted to minimize that as well. There was the f-15 which was a somewhat good aircraft

  • which came before and of course research and development from the f-15 one into the

  • F-16 the f-15, although being a very good fighter did have its problems. One of the big problems was that not only was it?

  • Expensive but it was a rather large aircraft to be doing dogfighting with now the f-35

  • it's very interesting how this fighter came to be very similar to how the

  • F16 began to be a more cheap and effective improvement off of the f-15

  • the f-35 is sometimes considered a cheaper more effective improvement off of the

  • F-22 Raptor the f-22 Raptor was a major improvement on technology

  • but the downside was it was not only costly but there wasn't a lot of

  • customization options for foreign buyers as

  • Well with the introduction of the f-35 the Navy Marines got an opportunity to request that this fighter have a different engine built within it

  • made for vertical takeoff to replace the Harriers that the Navy currently was downsizing and this just wasn't a feature that the

  • F-22 had when it was in development

  • eventually this all led to the cancellation of the f-22 and in

  • 2005 the f-35 had its first flight

  • Ironically though for the f-35 the B versions which are the ones that have the VTOL ability was introduced first into the military

  • Before the more conventional take off versions were available. So for combat history, let's just take a look at the obvious

  • Of course there are way more

  • F-16s than there are f-35s. That's because it's been around for a long time in today's world

  • there are currently at least four thousand six hundred and four of these f-16 fighters being made as of

  • 2018 making it the world's most numerous fixed-wing aircraft the f-35 however has at least

  • 380 of these aircrafts made as of 2019 now looking at the f-16

  • It has had an operational history in the United States Israel

  • Pakistan Turkey Egypt the UAE

  • Jordan as well within Europe there has been the Netherlands Belgium Denmark Norway in which all of these countries listed have either flown

  • Currently or in the past on top of that

  • there's also Venezuela Morocco Bharani and countries like Croatia and Slovakia have interest in these fighters and

  • purchased them in

  • 2018 Italy actually did fly of 16s at one point

  • But the lease was up some time ago and with that so far

  • They say that there was at least 25 Air Forces from around the world that operate the f-16 for the f-35

  • The United States is pretty much the main operator

  • however

  • Lockheed Martin stated that there are other countries that are in the process of getting full squadrons or are in development of these deals

  • These are the countries like the United Kingdom, Australia

  • the Netherlands in the lead Denmark Norway, Japan, Belgium, Canada

  • However has been back and forth of whether or not they should invest as well as the country of Norway

  • Turkey at one point did have an interest in this aircraft. However, unfortunately there was a transfer ban between them

  • This is because turkey was interested in Russia's s400 air defense system

  • Which is one of the best airforce defense systems in the world

  • This is simply because the f-35 is made to beat the S 400 series

  • So it's kind of like, you know

  • You don't want to give away too many years secrets

  • Besides that there is also a large amount of countries that do have interest in the f-35, but nothing's really moved forward

  • For variants though. Let's take a look now. Yes, the f16 has a lot of them

  • But like I said, it's been around for a long time

  • Originally starting off with the a and B versions B being the two-seater

  • This was eventually

  • Upgraded to the C & D

  • which is now pretty much the E and F version of the C and D version there is also the

  • F-16 n which has some minor changes specific to the Navy keep in mind within these different versions

  • There's also what you call block changes

  • There's also a lot of other versions that have specific changes

  • certain types of jobs on top of that there is country versions and a couple of offshoot fighters that come from the

  • F16 such as the South Korean Kait 50 Golden Eagle and Japan's Mitsubishi

  • F2 the f-35 however has three main versions

  • You've got a B and C a is your traditional take off and you've got B which classifies as a VTOL aircraft?

  • C however is a little bit larger in its wings as a matter of fact

  • its wings actually fold up this helps the C version handle better at lower speeds and it's good for

  • aircraft takeoff and storage the f-35 I is one that is being developed for Israel and it features Israeli countermeasures and

  • Electronics which the United States eventually had to agree to ask for other upgrades

  • There's the f-35 D but that's kind of in talks and thought of development

  • However, they have no plans to do a major upgrade until about

  • 2035

  • Perform its aspect

  • Let's take a look one major difference is that the f-35 is classified as a stealth fighter the f16 obviously is not

  • Both are single-engine fighters and do classify both as multi-role aircraft

  • But with that let's take a look at how they perform and their engines for speed

  • The f16 is a lot faster coming in at Mach 2

  • whereas the f-35 comes in at Mach 1.6 as for their sealing ability, both of them are effective up to

  • 50,000 feet it has been said that the f16 is capable of going higher the thrust on these aircrafts for the f-35 has

  • 43,000 pounds over the f-16s

  • 29,000 pounds for range the f-16 combat radius is approximately 550 kilometers

  • However, it's ferry range is two thousand six hundred and twenty kilometers the f-35. However is said to go up to

  • 28,000 kilometers

  • keep in mind that is really hard to say because there is so many different versions that have different engines and even though the

  • F16 generally has the same engine in all of its versions. There are a few that make this exception for example

  • f-16s used generally the Pratt Witt engines

  • however countries like the UAE use a general electric engine the opposite however goes to the

  • F-35 because the a B and C version I mean because there's different types of aircraft

  • They got different engines for the f-35 the a and C version use a pratt whitney engine. Whereas the b uses a rolls-royce

  • Engine for its VTOL on top of that there is a major fuel capacity change on different versions

  • So that's something to be taken into effect

  • So when it comes to these ranges of these aircraft and the engine abilities, it's not across the board

  • However, one of the biggest differences between these two aircrafts is dogfighting

  • Well, yes, it's true. The f-16 wins in a dogfight

  • The f-35 keep in mind wasn't really designed for that

  • It was made for a much longer range being able to use its stealth abilities

  • Fire and get out of Dodge almost preventing the dogfight from happening in the first place

  • Some people have also criticized how the f-35 is capable of having a really effective tracking system

  • For example, it can track up to 20 targets at a time and some say that the f16 is incapable of doing that

  • Well, that's not necessarily true

  • Because the new f-16 V variant has the same electronics being able to do the same thing

  • electronically in terms of tracking for weapons the f16 has so many years of weapon integration that the

  • F-35 won't be able to compete with it currently also because of its stealth abilities the USA isn't big on giving the f-35 aircraft

  • To just any country, for example, we learned about Turkey and its ban the f-16

  • However is more of a foreign friendly aircraft and just to touch on the f-35 stealth abilities

  • Although not much is known about it because it is very hush-hush top secret

  • There is some controversy of over how long it will be effective for as Israeli Air Force officials even debate

  • How long its stealth will be good for they estimate anywhere between five to ten years until?

  • countermeasures come into effect as for price

  • This is generally where you get into the big controversy of which one is better and better for countries

  • Because the f16 has been around for a lot longer

  • It is much more cheaper than an f-35

  • Coming in at 21 to 28 million

  • Whereas one f-35 starts at eighty nine point two million for its lowest version either way guys

  • That is me looking at the differences between these two aircrafts. Yes

  • There are a lot of other things that we could talk about but this is getting to be a long video enough as it is

  • Who knows? Maybe I'll do a part two

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