Barney Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
F-16 Fighting Falcon
— 113 Wing, D.C. Air National Guard —
The F-16 is a single-engine, supersonic, multi-role tactical fighter aircraft. Lightweight and nimble, the F-16 has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. The jet can pull nine G-force maneuvers and reach a maximum speed of more than Mach 2 (1,500 mph). The F-16 includes innovations such as a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, a side-mounted control stick, and reclined seat to reduce G-force effects.
The aircraft displayed was the 8th F-16 to roll off the assembly line. It began life as a block 1 F-16A, assigned to the world’s first F-16 Squadron, the 16th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah,
The F-16 on display, Tail No. 78-008, is shown with the paint and labeling of the 113 Wing, D.C. Air National Guard and is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Heritage Program.
Erected by 113 Wing, D.C. Air National Guard.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • Notable Events • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1980.
Location. 38° 53.352′ N, 76° 58.489′ W. Marker is in Barney Circle in Washington, District of Columbia. Memorial is on East Capitol Street Southeast west of 22nd Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the east lawn near the main entrance to the Joint Force Headquarters, DC National Guard Armory. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UH-IV Iroquois (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark Calvin Griffith (about 500 feet away); In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni (approx. ¼ mile away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Uriah Tracy (approx. half a mile away); Thomas R. Gedney (approx. half a mile away); John Smilie (approx. half a mile away); Elbridge Gerry (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barney Circle.
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Also see . . . 113th Wing Air National Guard: "The Capital Guardians". (Submitted on May 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. DC Armory F-16 Fighting Falcon
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on May 30, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.