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AIR COMBAT COMMAND (ACC)
MULTI-COMMAND HANDBOOK 11-F16
AIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND (AETC)
NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU (NGB)
EFFECTIVE DATE: 10 MAY 1996
PACIFIC AIR FORCES (PACAF)
UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE (USAFE)
F-16 COMBAT AIRCRAFT FUNDAMENTALS
This handbook provides F-16 pilots a single-source, comprehensive document containing fundamental
employment procedures and techniques that may be used to accomplish the various missions of the F-16.
This handbook is the primary F-16 fighter fundamentals reference document for Air Combat Command
(ACC), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), Air Force Reserve
(USAFR), Air National Guard (ANG), and Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The
procedures and techniques are presented for pilot consideration in planning and are not for regulatory
purposes. Other procedures and techniques may be used if they are safe and effective. This handbook
applies to ANG units when published in ANGIND2.
Designed to be used in conjunction with MCM 3–1 (S) and AFI/MCI 11-series directives, this handbook
addresses basic flying tasks and planning considerations for both the air-to-air and air-to-surface arenas.
It presents a solid foundation on which effective tactics can be developed. This handbook is not designed
to be used as a step-by-step checklist of how to successfully employ fighters, but rather provides
information and guidelines on basic procedures and techniques.
NOTE: Contact HQ ACC/DOT before releasing this document to a foreign government or contractor.
Supersedes MCM 3-3 Volume 5, 1 September 1992
Certified by: HQ ACC DOT (Col Thomas G. Sullivan)
HQ AETC/XO (Maj Gen Donald L. Peterson)
NGB/XO (Col John W. Gorman)
HQ PACAF/DO (Maj Gen John M. McBroom)
HQ USAFE/ADO (Col Victor E. Renuart, Jr.)
HQ ACC/DOT (Maj Michael K. Updike)
Pages: 295 / Distribution: F
Approved by: HQ ACC/ADO (Col D. L. Jo