The F16 does not use a cart start and does not use air to start the engine.If it had a "flame out" in flight it used the air flowing through the engine and a very reactive chemical called "TEB" to restart the engine. The F-16 is also dependant on a start cart but it uses air from the cart to start the engine, not a direct coupling. Emergency power is provided by a small generator that runs on hydrazine like a rocket engine.Originally Posted By: ls1mikeInteresting. I have very limited knowledge about how these engines work, but if it needs a separate engine to start, what if it suffers a casualty where the engine shuts off and it can be restarted. Is it possible?
You are correct, I confused the Test cell/hush house engine testing air start kit with the actual airframe. I was backshop when I worked on them a long time ago.The F16 does not use a cart start and does not use air to start the engine.
Few years back took my nephew to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, @ Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton. in the Museum Proper, the planes are of course off limits to touch. they're museum pieces. They also have a couple Hangers over on the main base, that you can visit (until they raise the funds to expand the museum itself) one with retired Presidential aircraft(Air Force 1's) you can go through, and an R&D Gallery. filled with various prototypes and "Test" craft. these, they let you get up close an even touch (at least back then). among that collection is the the sole YF-12 (Air Force Version of the CIA's A-12 oxcart, served as "prototype" for the SR-71) that still exists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_YF-12 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_A-12 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_the_United_States_Air_Force