An F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off on a mission from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Sept. 29, 2008. The F-16 is deployed from the Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo, Ohio. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson, U.S. Air Force/Released)
Something I’ve meant to bring up for a while is that it seems, at least from the photos I’ve seen, that the standard wingtip missile on the F-16 has become the AIM-120 AMRAAM. Time was that it was almost always the Sidewinder. What’s the reason for this?