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Performance display of the sole demo of the F-16V Combat power believed to be even quicker and more fierce

  • 2021/11/18
The four-star and three-color arrow in the middle of the Viper helmet represent the concept of the 4th Wing and three combat units (photographed by reporter Cho Yi-li, Military News Agency)
The four-star and three-color arrow in the middle of the Viper helmet represent the concept of the 4th Wing and three combat units (photographed by reporter Cho Yi-li, Military News Agency)

(Reporter Cho Yi-li of Military News Agency, Chiayi, 18th) Air Force Command held the "F-16V BLK20 Performance Improvement and Installation Ceremony" at Chiayi Base on the 18th. Lieutenant Colonel Lin Suan-chi, the 8th F-16 pilot for the single-plane performance demonstration (Solo Demo), made use of superb technology to control the fighter, demonstrating the outstanding characteristics of the fighter.

The Lieutenant Colonel drove the 6635 fighter, and displayed its short-field take-off performance on the runway with "maximum thrust." Right after the "Cuban 8", he resorted to the F-16's powerful thrust-to-weight ratio and completed two consecutive tumbles, showing excellent fighting capability as it engages during air combat.

Lieutenant Colonel Lin’s helmet is conceptually designed with a newly installed Viper, which also symbolizes that the F-16 will become more aggressive after structural reform. Its black background reflects calmness and introversion. On the left, there is a fierce viper, with four-star and three-color arrows in the middle representing the concept of the 4th Wing and three combat units. It shows the pilot as a representative of the wing. On the right side of the helmet, a F-16 rushes out, showing its flexible and rapid maneuverability, while the 8th is adopted to indicate that this helmet is owned by the 8th pilot for the solo demo.