|General Dynamics F-16 VISTA|
|Manufacturer||General Dynamics (later Lockheed Martin )|
|Wing area||28 m²|
|Maximum takeoff||19187 kg|
|Engine||General Electric F110|
|Power (each) 1x||
14,590 lbf (64.9 kN) dry thrust,
23,770 lbf (105.7 kN) with afterburner
|Maximum speed||2414 km/h|
|Rate of climb||250 m/s|
The General Dynamics F-16 VISTA ("Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft"), is an experimental variant of the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon.
It is equipped with a multi-axis thrust vectoring nozzle, to provide optimal control in post-stall situations. The F-16 VISTA is a supermaneuverable aircraft, able to fly at a Angle of Attack, which is higher than on aircraft with conventional control surfaces.
The F-16 VISTA was succesfully tested, but the thrust vectoring nozzle was never installed into in-service F-16 Fighting Falcons.
The F-16 VISTA is not operational, but it is used by the US Air Force´s Test pilot school.