Iraq’s First F-16 Flies

Credit: Lockheed Martin
The first of 36 F-16IQ fighters for Iraq began flights tests at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth plant on May 7. The first aircraft is a Pratt & Whitney F100-229-powered two-seat F-16D Block 52. Iraq ordered ts F-16s in two batches, in 2011 and 2012: 12 two-seaters and 24 single-seat F-16C Block 52s...

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