The multinational F-16 aircraft program, its progress and concerns
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The multinational F-16 aircraft program, its progress and concerns report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English


  • F-16 (Jet fighter plane)

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Other titlesF-16 aircraft program, its progress and concerns.
Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 32 p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17648764M

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