A small but deadly fighter jet, the General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon or Viper, is an all-weather, supersonic, single engine, multirole aircraft but it was originally designed as an air superiority day fighter.
It has an M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 points to mount equipment and weapons, it is such a versatile aircraft that is used by more than 25 nations apart from the US.
Another fact about the Viper is that it is the second most common military aircraft in operation only losing to the UH-60 Blackhawk.
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An air-to-air right side view of, from foreground: an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, an F-111A aircraft, an F-15C Eagle aircraft and an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The F-16C, F-15C and the A-10A are from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron while the F-111A is from the 431st Test and Evaluation Squadron. The aircraft are in-flight over Hoover Dam.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15 Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, April 6, 2016. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)