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Interesting Facts About The F-16 Fighting Falcon

By: Air Force Veteran

The First F-16 Air To Air Kill Came From The Israeli Air Force

Israeli Air Force F-16 Facts
Israeli F-16s prepare to take off.
Israeli Defense Forces

On April 28, 1981 the F-16 Fighting Falcon achieved its first successful air to air combat success at the hands of the Israeli Air Force. During the Bekaa Valley and Osiraq Raid, the F-16 successfully took down a Syrian Mi-8 helicopter via cannon fire. Just one year later an Israeli Air Force F-16 claimed its first “kill” of another jet fighter.