F-16’s Full Afterburner Test In The Rain-See What It Did Behind It
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Couldn’t Stand The Heat.
Taking flight for the first time in 1974 and introduced to the United States Air Force in 1978, General Dynamic’s F-16 Fighting Falcon is one of the most coveted fighter jets out there. They’re the second most used military aircraft in the world, procured by 25 different countries around the world. It’s one awesome jet is what we’re saying.
In this video, you’ll see one of the few afterburner tests we found on the internet. This particular test took place at Kjevik Air Base in Norway. The boys there were testing the powerful engine of their F-16.
Although initially powered by a Pratt & Whitney F-100-PW-200 jet engine, it was upgraded to the more powerful F-110-GE-129, although they vary depending what country they fly or. Either way, they produce around 30,000 lbs. of thrust, which is pretty impressive and makes this video what it is.
As you’ll see, the whole entire area behind the F-16 was dry. If you look closely, the jet blast which was maybe just a few feet long evaporated all the water off the ground some 15 to 20 feet behind it. You can clearly see the radiant heat too as the dry spot made a particular shape. It’s pretty obvious, but still neat to see.