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 Fuel29.12.2002  

Fuel

Fuel management of the F-16 is achieved using them Fuel Quantity Selec Panel as well through the Air Source Panel. The panel is located on the left console.

The panel and his elements
The fuelsystem
Pictures from the Fuel Panel


The panel and his elements

Fuel
Layout A

Fuel
Layout B


ElementTypePositionInformation
FUEL MASTER2-Way switch
(Safety bar)
MASTER (Safe)Opens engine fuel shutoff valve which then opens the EEC (electronic engine control) fuel shutoff valve
OFFCloses engine fuel shutoff valve which then closes the EEC fuel shutoff valve
TANK INERTING2-Way switchTANK INERTINGOpens valve at Halon reservoit. Opens initial inerting valve for 20 seconds. Reduces tank pressurization. Allows small continuous flow of Halon into tank.
OFFCloses valve at Halon reservoir. Returns fuel tank pressurization to normal schedule.
ENG FEEDRotary switch
(4x45 deg)
OFFDeenergizes all electric-driven pumps. Engine supplied by FFP (fuel flow proportioner).
NORMEnergizes all pumps. CG (center of gravity) maintained automatically.
AFTEnergizes pumps in aft tanks and opens crossfeed valve. Fuel is transferred from aft tank to the engine and forward tank. CG moves forward.
FWDEnergizes pumps in forward tanks and opens crossfeed valve. Fuel is transferred from forward tank to the engine and aft tank. CG moves aft.
AIR REFUEL2-Way switchOPENOpen aerial refueling door. Places FLCS (flight control system) in takeoff and landing gains. Enables aerial refueling door light. Turns aon AR floodlight and vertical tail-mounted fuselage floodlight. Reduces internal tank pressurization, depressurize external tanks and allows the refuel valce in each reservoir to open when a centerline tank is installed and refuel pressure is applied.
CLOSEReverse the OPEN actions.

Note:
The showed panel drawing is a drawing with can be downloaded from my page Documents, plans and diagrams from the F-16.


The fuelsystem

Fuel system


Pictures from the Fuel Panel


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