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Old 11-30-2019, 02:06 PM   #1
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Does anyone knows when the hook and the launch retract systems are going to be implemented in the F16, there's much need for ops carrier since the only plane that can go in to this is the F18
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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F16 Isn’t designed for carrier ops so never...
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F16 Isn’t designed for carrier ops so never...
But why this plane has a tailhook indicator, real F16 can go on carrier ops and for that DCS has to do so.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:22 PM   #5
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F14 can go on Carrier Ops though..

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Old 11-30-2019, 04:28 PM   #6
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But why this plane has a tailhook indicator, real F16 can go on carrier ops and for that DCS has to do so.

The F-16 cannot land on a carrier.


Many US Airforce (F-15, F-22) fixed wing aircraft have tailhooks for emergency landings.


Having a tail hook is not indicative of a carrier operable aircraft.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:30 PM   #7
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But why this plane has a tailhook indicator, real F16 can go on carrier ops and for that DCS has to do so.
Being the F-16 an Air Force jet, I'm not seeing any realistic operational reason whatsoever, for it to land on a Navy Aircraft Carrier.

You can see from small details, i.e. its landing gear form ( comparing with the F/A-18 ), that it wasn't designed to withstand the stress of carrier landings.

As far as I know the F-16's tailhook is there for emergency landings at... land bases.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:38 PM   #8
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Here are a few vids which nicely show why the F-16 has a hook:







and F-15:

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Old 11-30-2019, 09:23 PM   #9
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Well I guess even a real F-16 might be able land on the boat... once. With a flat enough glideslope, the gear still could take the landing, but the airframe would need a massive overhaul afterwards most likely. Maybe it wouldn't work due to the geometry of the hook not being suitable, remember the naval planes are designed to land at certain AoAs and glideslopes so that the hook will be just in place when you fly the ball - an AF plane might not fulfill these criteria. It's definately not designed for doing that, but saying it'd be impossible simply is too easy to be true. I hope we'll see those barrier arresting systems one day in DCS though.
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I'd be surprised if the Navy even let the Viper land on the boat.
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