Heart-pounding F-16 display as it zooms over car with blazing speed

The intense pressure whips up one hell of a dust cloud
  • This footage reveals the impact the sheer power of the F-16 has on the ground
  • As the F-16 flies over a road it throws up a huge dust cloud beneath
  • It envelops a car in the blink of an eye

Published on Apr 26, 2024 at 6:15PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 30, 2024 at 6:00PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

You might have seen it soar through the sky and even perform aerial acrobatics, but this footage reveals the impact the sheer power of the F-16 has on the ground.

As the F-16 flies over a road at thrilling speed, it sends up a huge dust cloud beneath.

However, while the F-16 is gone in the blink of an eye, a car is caught up in the chaos.

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Left in the wake of the F-16, the intense pressure resulting from the military plane’s speed sends up a dust cloud on either side of the car, which appears to engulf it entirely.

It almost looks as if a bomb has been dropped on the ground below.

Originally posted by the @usairforce Instagram account, commenters were quick to rush in with their varying takes.

“Imagine having the car windows down,” one quipped.

“Perfect technique to sweep my drive,” said a second.

“Just came from the carwash too,” a third joked.

F-16 Fighting Falcon, also known as the F-16 Viper, is still being used by the US Air Force and Navy.

It can often be seen doing aerial stunts, like this one at the Myrtle Beach Airshow in South Carolina.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics.

However, General Dynamics then sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation.

After a merger in 1995, the company has been known as Lockheed Martin.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon was designed as a low-cost, lightweight fighter that could outmaneuver its rivals.

The aircraft that eventually became known as the F-16 took its first flight 50 years ago in January 1974.

Despite its old age, the aircraft boasts a modernized radar, electronic warfare upgrades, and cockpit displays.

The F-16 is a single-engine fighter jet with a max speed of Mach 2.

Watching this iconic aircraft take off with afterburners active displays power like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Work is ongoing to modify six F-16s for autonomous testing and explore the possibilities of AI in the cockpit.

Their goal is to develop autonomous aircraft that can support human-piloted jets.

The US Air Force plans to invest billions of dollars in the Collaborative Combat Aircraft.

Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin is behind several other iconic fighter jets, including the F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor.

The company is currently believed to be working on a top-secret unmanned hypersonic aircraft, the SR-72 ‘Son of Blackbird‘ with over Mach 6 speed.

Now that really is fast.

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