Quick Answer: Can A MiG 21 Defeat F16?

Is it true that India shot down F 16?

“The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that F-16 were [sic] used by PAF on 27 Feb 19 but also that an IAF MiG21 Bison shot down a PAF F-16,” the IAF said in a written statement given to journalists during the press briefing..

Is MiG 21 better than f16?

The MiG-21 is a third-generation supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, which was introduced into the Soviet military in 1959. … Obviously, the F-16 has much more advanced characteristics, including a combat radius of 547 km, compared to 370 km of MiG-21.

Why did India buy only 36 Rafales?

On 25 March 2015, Dassault’s CEO Éric Trappier said that although the deal was taking time, it was “95 percent completed”. During an official visit to France in April 2015, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that India would acquire 36 fully built Rafales citing “critical operational necessity”.

Is Gripen better than Rafale?

‘Gripen cheaper than Rafale’ Gripen has the same weapons package as Rafale including the Meteor air-to-air missile, said Rignell. “All NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) missiles are integrated with the Gripen. The only one which is missing is SCALP because it is a French missile.

Did India really bomb Balakot?

The 2019 Balakot airstrike was conducted by India in the early morning hours of 26 February when Indian warplanes crossed the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, and dropped bombs in the vicinity of the town of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

Is PAF better than IAF?

The IAF currently has a ratio of 1.5 pilots per aircraft as against 2.5 pilots per aircraft for the PAF, top sources in the defence establishment told ThePrint. Effectively, this implies that the PAF can carry out day and night operations more efficiently than the IAF in case of a full-scale war.

Can MiG 21 destroy f16?

Recently, an Indian Air Force MiG-21 made a round of news after the jet destroyed a Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 Falcon in an air-to-air combat near LOC. The whole incident started when a terror attack killed more than 40 CRPF soldiers in Pulwama, J&K.

Can f16 beat Rafale?

– Max speed winner is Rafale 579 knots. The Rafale reaches a maximum speed that is 410 knots faster than the F-16. – Maximum thrust is 34,000 (lbf / pound-force). Rafale produces 5,000 more pound-forces of thrust than the F-16.

Is Sukhoi better than F 16?

While F-16 is very much lighter and has better Speed, Su-30MKI is equipped with TVC (Thrust-Vectoring Control) engines which means its ITR (Instantaneous Turn Rate) can be extreme. … The Sukhoi Su-30MKI has a top speed of Mach 2 (2120 kmph) and has a maximum take-off weight of 38,800 kg.

Can f16 carry nuclear weapons?

The US Air Force’s (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft has successfully conducted a test release of an inert B61 nuclear bomb over the Nellis Test and Training Range Complex, Nevada.

How many f16 Pakistan has?

Of the 40 F-16 fighter-bomber aircraft originally acquired by Pakistan, 32 remain in service in 3 squadrons. Pakistan has 71 additional F-16s on order, but delivery has been suspended since 1990 by the United States.

Did abhinandan shoot down F 16?

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reaffirmed that it was Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who brought down the technologically superior F-16 of the Pakistan Air Force after a brief hot aerial pursuit before his MiG 21 was brought down on February 27 2019.