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HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) vs Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon


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Side-by-Side comparison of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Multirole 4th Generation Lightweight Fighter Aircraft and the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter.
Comparison results are showcased below. Values with a number '0' reflect a 'not available'/NA - this is common with X-plane designs. Rotary-wing (helicopter) systems include their main rotor diameter as part of their 'width'. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.

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HAL Tejas Mk.1
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 50)
Crew
1
1
Production
32 units [Diff.-4,572]
4,604 units [Diff.+4,572]
Length
43.31 ft (13.20 m) [Diff.-5.91 ft]
49.21 ft (15.00 m) [Diff.+5.91 ft]
Width
26.90 ft (8.20 m) [Diff.-5.91 ft]
32.81 ft (10.00 m) [Diff.+5.91 ft]
Height
14.44 ft (4.40 m) [Diff.-1.31 ft]
15.75 ft (4.80 m) [Diff.+1.31 ft]
Empty Wt.
14,462 lb (6,560 kg) [Diff.-4,497 lb]
18,960 lb (8,600 kg) [Diff.+4,497 lb]
MTOW
29,762 lb (13,500 kg) [Diff.-12,566 lb]
42,329 lb (19,200 kg) [Diff.+12,566 lb]
Power
1 x General Electric F404-GE-IN20 afterburning turbofan engine developing 19,000 lb thrust.
1 x General Electric F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan engine developing 28,600 lb of thrust with reheat.
Speed
1,370 mph (2,205 kph) [Diff.+53 mph]
1,317 mph (2,120 kph) [Diff.-53 mph]
Range
1,056 miles (1,700 km) [Diff.-1,566 miles]
2,622 miles (4,220 km) [Diff.+1,566 miles]
Ceiling
52,493 ft (16,000 m) [Diff.+2,493 feet]
50,000 ft (15,240 m) [Diff.-2,493 feet]
Armament
STANDARD:
1 x 23mm GSh-23 twin-barrel internal cannon.

OPTIONAL:
Air-to-air (short-range, medium-range, and long-range), air-to-surface, laser-guided and conventional drop/launch ordnance as needed. External fuel and LITENING targeting pod can replace some weapon systems at certain hardpoints.

Ordnance options also include rocket pods, anti-radiation missiles, anti-ship missiles, laser-guided bombs, Fuel-Air Explosives (FAEs), and cluster bombs.
STANDARD:
1 x 20mm M61A1 Gatling-style internal automatic cannon.

OPTIONAL:
Depending on production model, up to 17,000lb of mixed external stores including mission equipment pods, ECM pods and fuel tanks. Ordnance options include AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles, AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles, AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles, Penguin Anti-Ship missiles, Runway Denial Bombs, Cluster Bombs, Laser-Guided Bombs, GPS-Guided Bombs, and Conventional Drop Bombs.
Relative Size Comparison
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of your screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in our database then the presented shapes will appear skewed.
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HAL Tejas Mk.1
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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 50)
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