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The F-16 first flew 47 years ago, and the Air Force may keep it flying decades longer due to problems with the F-35

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement February 2 was the 47th anniversary of the first official test flight for the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Designed by General Dynamics in the 1970s, the Falcon - or the Viper, as it is commonly and affectionately known by its American pilots - quickly became one of the best fighter jets in history.
Its lightweight, powerful engines, and groundbreaking electronics gave it an edge over almost all of its contemporary adversaries. Its modular airframe proved so adaptable that over a dozen different versions of the fighter have been made since its first flight.
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Porsche launched a pair of $10,000 electric bikes to match its $91,000...

Porsche launched a pair of $10,000 electric bikes to match its $91,000 Taycan Cross Turismo EV - see both

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Italy has blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Australia...

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Disney plans to close at least 60 stores across North America in 2021

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Coinbase's direct listing is 'an Amazon moment for crypto,' and will bring...

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Suzanne Shank, one of few Black CEOs on Wall Street, details how she built a...

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US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

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Amazon opened its first physical store outside the US. The London, UK, store...

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The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban...

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10 things in tech you need to know today

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The US House passes H.R. 1, a major voting rights and campaign finance...

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