XI(VF) Sqn RAF

SWIFTER AND KEENER THAN EAGLES

SWIFTER AND KEENER THAN EAGLES

Two eagles volant in pale - approved by King George VI in May 1937. The badge commemorates the unit's First World War operation of two-seater fighter-reconnaissance aircraft, eagles being chosen to symbolise speed and strength.

XI (F) Squadron RAF

No. 11 or XI Squadron (sometimes featuring an 'F' to represent its historic fighter role (No. 11(F) or XI(F) Squadron)), is "the world's oldest, dedicated fighter unit" and continues the traditions established by the similarly numbered Royal Flying Corps squadron.

Established in 1915. After a history of equipment with numerous different aircraft types, the squadron reactivated in 2020 to operate the Typhoon, when it is released into DCS World. Until then the Squadron flies the F-16 Viper



COMMANDING OFFICER


Squadron Leader Cam "DANGERMAN"






Primary function

multirole fighter


Thrust

F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds


Speed

1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude


Range

more than 2,002 miles ferry range (1,740 nautical miles)



f16 vIPER

The F-16C is a single seat, single engine multirole fighter that was developed in the 1970s. More than 4,500 units were manufactured and are operated today by 26 countries where the aircraft performs numerous missions that include air superiority, close air support, precision bombing, air defense suppression, reconnaissance and more. Few other aircraft can match its versatility, maneuverability, firepower, and huge production numbers.

Nicknamed the Viper by its pilots, the F-16 was designed with a reclined seating position for high G tolerance and a single-piece bubble canopy for exceptional visibility and comfort. Its lightweight and powerful F-110-GE-129 engines provide a greater than 1:1 thrust ratio.

Housed in the nose of the Viper is a multifunction APG-68(V)5 radar. The aircraft can also be equipped with multiple sensors such as the LITENING targeting pod and HARM Targeting System (HTS).

The Viper is armed for air-to-air combat with Sidewinders, AMRAAMs, and an internal 20mm 6-barrel Gatling gun. It can also be loaded with a wide range of air-to-ground weapons that include general purpose bombs, rockets, canister munition, Mavericks, laser- and GPS-guided bombs, and more.

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