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Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. You can always go back and Compare any two aircraft in our database. Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Rotary-wing system (i.e. helicopters) values include main rotor diameter as part of width/wingspan measurement. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.
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SUBJECTS
PAC JF-17 Thunder
Lightweight Multirole Fighter Aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 50)
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
BASICS
ORIGIN
Pakistan
ORIGIN
United States
YEAR
2007 [Diff.+29 yrs]
YEAR
1978 [Diff.-29 yrs]
CREW
1
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
132 units [Diff.-4,472]
PRODUCTION
4,604 units [Diff.+4,472]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
49.0 ft (14.9 m) [Diff.-0.2 ft]
LENGTH
49.2 ft (15.0 m) [Diff.+0.2 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
31.0 ft (9.5 m) [Diff.-1.8 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
32.8 ft (10.0 m) [Diff.+1.8 ft]
HEIGHT
15.5 ft (4.7 m) [Diff.-0.3 ft]
HEIGHT
15.7 ft (4.8 m) [Diff.+0.3 ft]
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 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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PAC JF-17 Thunder
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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 50)
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
14,517 lb (6,585 kg) [Diff.-4,442 lb]
EMPTY WT.
18,960 lb (8,600 kg) [Diff.+4,442 lb]
M.T.O.W.
27,304 lb (12,385 kg) [Diff.-15,025 lb]
M.T.O.W.
42,329 lb (19,200 kg) [Diff.+15,025 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
1 x Klimov RD-93 afterburning turbofan engine developing 19,000lb of thrust (11,510lb dry).
1 x General Electric F110-GE-100 afterburning turbofan engine developing 28,600 lb of thrust with reheat.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
1,218 mph (1,960 kph) [Diff.-99 mph]
SPEED
1,317 mph (2,120 kph) [Diff.+99 mph]
RANGE
2,164 miles (3,482 km) [Diff.-459 miles]
RANGE
2,622 miles (4,220 km) [Diff.+459 miles]
CEILING
55,512 ft (16,920 m) [Diff.+5,512 feet]
CEILING
50,000 ft (15,240 m) [Diff.-5,512 feet]
ARMAMENT
STANDARD:
1 x 23mm GSh-23-2 twin-barreled internal automatic cannons OR 1 x 30mm GSh-30-2 internal automatic cannon.
2 x Shot-Ranged Air-to Air Missiles (AAMs) on wingtip rail launchers.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 8,000lb of externally-held ordnance across seven total hardpoints. Can include a combination of the following munitions:

AIM-9L "Sidewinder" short-ranged, air-to-air missiles (AAMs), PL-5E, PL-9C and PL-12 missiles, SD-10 missiles, Anti-Radiation missiles, AM-39 "Exocet" anti-ship missiles, Ra'ad ALCM cruise missiles, Mk 82 and Mk 84 general purpose drop bombs, Matra "Durandal" anti-runway / runaway-denial drop bombs, Mk 20/CBU-100 "Rockeye" anti-armor / cluster bombs, GBU-10, GBU-12, and LT-2 laser-guided bombs. H-2 precision-guided munitions, H-4 electro-optically guided bombs, LS-6 satellite-guided glide bombs, and (optional) 3 x Jettisonable fuel tanks.
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.
GOING FURTHER
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(PAC JF-17 Thunder)
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(Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon)
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