16th Weapons Squadron USAF Fighter Weapons School Jet Black Lithograph

F-16 16th Weapons Squadron (With USAF Fighter Weapons School) Jet Black Lithograph.

Assigned to the USAF Weapons School, based at Nellis AFB, Nevada, The 16th Weapons Squadron began as the 16th Pursuit Squadron on 20 November 1940. During World War II, the 16th Pursuit Squadron flew missions in New Guinea, India, and China in the P-40, P-47, and P-51. During the Korean War, the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron flew missions from Korea and Japan in the F-80 and F-86. After the Korean War, the 16th was stationed in Japan, Florida, Norway, Turkey, Korea, and Utah, flying missions in the F-106 and F-4 Phantom II aircraft. In January 1979, the 16th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron became the USAF’s first F-16A/B operational squadron.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976.

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