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Comparison of HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) and Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon


Direct side-by-side comparison of two aircraft.


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SUBJECTS
HAL Tejas Mk.1
Multirole 4th Generation Lightweight Fighter Aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 50)
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
BASICS
CREW
1
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
33 units [Diff.-4,571]
PRODUCTION
4,604 units [Diff.+4,571]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
43.31 ft (13.20 m) [Diff.-5.91 ft]
LENGTH
49.21 ft (15.00 m) [Diff.+5.91 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
26.90 ft (8.20 m) [Diff.-5.91 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
32.81 ft (10.00 m) [Diff.+5.91 ft]
HEIGHT
14.44 ft (4.40 m) [Diff.-1.31 ft]
HEIGHT
15.75 ft (4.80 m) [Diff.+1.31 ft]
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 the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.
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HAL Tejas Mk.1
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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 50)
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT
14,462 lb (6,560 kg) [Diff.-4,497 lb]
EMPTY WT
18,960 lb (8,600 kg) [Diff.+4,497 lb]
MTOW
29,762 lb (13,500 kg) [Diff.-12,566 lb]
MTOW
42,329 lb (19,200 kg) [Diff.+12,566 lb]
INSTALLED 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.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
1,370 mph (2,205 kph) [Diff.+53 mph]
SPEED
1,317 mph (2,120 kph) [Diff.-53 mph]
RANGE
1,056 miles (1,700 km) [Diff.-1,566 miles]
RANGE
2,622 miles (4,220 km) [Diff.+1,566 miles]
CEILING
52,493 ft (16,000 m) [Diff.+2,493 feet]
CEILING
50,000 ft (15,240 m) [Diff.-2,493 feet]
ARMAMENT
STANDARD:
1 x 23mm GSh-23 twin-barrel internal automatic 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.
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