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Old 07-18-2019, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Why only F-16 and F-22 frameless canopy?

These are the only two military aircraft in existence that has a frameless buble canopy - why?
Not even the brand new fifth gen F-35 has a frameless canopy

One of the most appreciated feature of the F-16 (from the pilots) are the exceptionally view and the frameless canopy.

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Old 07-18-2019, 02:04 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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Good question.
Good answer.


Oh, how I'm looking forward to have this frameless view
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:01 AM   #4
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I cant remember what book it was, but i read that the canopy restricts air speed in some newer engine variants of the f-16, due to the polycarbonate softening and warping at high speed due to the heat generated, but still it's a nice view alright
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:51 PM   #5
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I cant remember what book it was, but i read that the canopy restricts air speed in some newer engine variants of the f-16, due to the polycarbonate softening and warping at high speed due to the heat generated, but still it's a nice view alright
I heard that too... not too sure about the accuracy of that though.
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:00 PM   #6
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I heard that too... not too sure about the accuracy of that though.
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"Code One Magazine Semper Viper"
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Don't Stretch the Limits, page 92
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