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F-16 Driver's Seat by shelbs2 F-16 Driver's Seat by shelbs2
Driver's seat of a Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon. I like the HUD its got. McChord AFB show 2010
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:iconhypedoll:
hypedoll Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my driver seat is in a Ford Ka !
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Distilledwasteland Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Artist
F-16c, super sensitive stealing, spot on accuracy, and a "lets get the fuck outa here button" truly a flying beauty of massive destruction
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:iconwolf-of-the-west:
Wolf-of-the-West Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heck yeah. F-16 FTW! Thanks for sharing!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
heh thanks ^^
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:iconsilver-phantom:
Silver-Phantom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
nice you got a chance to see one of those f-16s! :)
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
yep they were pretty cool ^^
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:icon4-x-s:
4-X-S Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Always thought the HUD as LCD screen. And there is a joystick.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
nope its a see through glass plate that information is projected on. kinda like a holo sight in a way (I think. :iconF-16crewchief: there is the one to talk to on that)
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:iconsudro:
sudro Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
a lot of instruments make me feel confuse!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
lol yes XD
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:iconairfliyer:
Airfliyer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That HUD looks amazing
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
sure is ^^
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:iconf16crewchief:
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a Block 40/42 cockpit. The HUD is called a WAR (Wide Area Raster) HUD. It was designed to display the LANTIRN Navigation pod IR imagry directly thru the HD to allow a pilot to penetrate a rugged terrain at low level in complete darkness. The F-15E HUD is huge for the same reason. Since the LANTIRN low level mission is not used much anymore on the F-16's, when the jet goes thru the CCIP mod, the WAR HUD is removed and a more common Wide FOV HUD and all of the capabilities and intrumentation of the Block 50 is integrated into the Blok 40's.

It is inetresting to see the changes on the cockpit from when I was working on these jets!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
ah ok very cool ^^
heh bet that was a fun one to work on.
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:iconf16crewchief:
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] Me in a Block 42 cockpit.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
very lucky man XD
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:iconf16crewchief:
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It was fun, but really just part of the job...

Acft maintenance can be a lot of fun, but it can also be boring! Just like any job...
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's some beautiful equipment right there, I've seen girls less sexy XD
Got any pictures of the two beasts in the background? I've always loved the C-17.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
haha yes it is XD

lol I'll have some shots of the C-17s up soon ^^
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:iconjazzlizard:
JazzLizard Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw sweet. That thing looks like a space-ship with wheels =D
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
I still think they should put a beeper on it for when they back it up under its own power XD
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:iconjazzlizard:
JazzLizard Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It might have some sort of siren, I think some of these bigger planes do have powered (hydraulic motors) in the wheels.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
lol dont think it has the classic "BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!" though xD
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:iconjazzlizard:
JazzLizard Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well actually, they've got those dudes with the little lightsabers and stuff.
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:iconjedijaffy14:
jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
I like the viper. But i dont think id be cozy in one. To me it looks like your sitting in the back seat of a mustang XD. Beautiful shot to.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
lol me too, I prefer the Sukhoi Flanker series myself xD
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:iconjedijaffy14:
jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
I prefer the flankers (the SU-35 with the canards as well the new one is okay) and the F-22.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Su-35/37, F-5E, F-14, and A-10 are my top favorite modern fighters and ground attack birds
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:iconjedijaffy14:
jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
The SU-37 was a fine plane. I miss it.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
same here
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:iconjedijaffy14:
jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
But if you look at the new SU-35 with the thrust vectoring. And the fact that canards can be added if the customer wishes. Then you have an SU-37 reincarnated. Same with the SU-30MKI except more like an SU-37UB.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
heh yeah pretty much
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Prince-Thrakhath Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
F-16 pilots called is Aircraft "Viper" as the fighters of the 12 colonies of Kobol Battlestar Galactica ^ ^
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
that they did ^^
kinda the unofficial nickname xD
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Prince-Thrakhath Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"I do not want to be human. I want to see gamma rays, X-rays I want to hear, and I want - I want to smell the dark matter. Do not see the absurdity of what they are? I can not even properly express these things, because I - I have to force myself to make such complex concepts in this stupid, restrictive language of words ... but I know that I want to get something more prehensile legs of these, the solar wind and feel of a supernova Slide on me. I am a machine, and I know so much, so I could try, but I'm trapped in this body absurd. And why? Why are my five creators have thought that God wanted this!".

- Number One

It 's so^^
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StormfalconX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010   Photographer
*Wishes I was an F-16 pilot*
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
*wishes I was a pilot of any aircraft*
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StormfalconX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Photographer
XD
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
lol oh well, eventually XD
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like everything about it :D
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
me too xD
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconrussian-fox:
Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Wait, that's an F16C? I thought the Cs all had the full glass cockpit, with no conventional gauges at all, and an MFD under the HUD.
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jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
The falcons your talking about are modernized export models i think. We stopped ordering F-16s a few years back. Only our allies are placing orders on them now.
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Ah. Okay then.
I think we did get some of the earliest production models of the most recent batch of F16s, but I wouldn't be surprised if like you said, we're not buying anymore.
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jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
We should upgrade our falcons.
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:iconrussian-fox:
Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
We should. We'd be better off with updated Falcons, F16Es and F16Fs, than we would be with that $100 million trainwreck called the F35.
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jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
I agree. But id like to build more raptors. Also some of the buyers are getting pissed about the F-35 because of its rising cost and constant delays. The F-35s are aproaching F-22 territory price wise. And its to over priced (F-35). Also why not give the british and aussies some F-22s? Im pretty sure thats what they really want. Also the royal navy is considering the F-18E/F because of the F-34 delays and the superhornets cheaper price tag.
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Amen to that. Really, the F35 was the answer to a question no one asked, and the sole purpose for its existance, a cheaper alternative to the F-22, has evapourated. The F-22 costs $100 million per plane. Originally slated to cost $30 million, the F-35 now costs $91 million per plane. At that rate, you may as well pay the extra $9 million and get the far superior Raptor. If budget is a big concern, then upgraded F-15s, F-16s, and F/A-18s are the way to go. There's nothing an F-35 can do that an upgraded F/A-18 can't.

Due to all these shortcomings, I've nicknamed the F-35 the "Jokin' Smokin' Faker", which is a play on its JSF nickname.
Now. I will say one thing nice about the F-35. I think it would make a very good armed recon machine. Take the VTOL capable F-35B model, outfit it with cameras and various recon sensors, add a pair of Sidewinder missiles, and you have a small, fast recon machine. The VTOL abilities will let it deploy from forward positions and semi-prepared air bases.
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jedijaffy14 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
The F-22 costs 150 mil and the F-35 cost rose to 130 million. Its like paying 70 grand for a freakin smart car.
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