The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon made its first flight back in 1974, that's over 40 years ago! Yet it is still a combat workhorse fighter of the United States Air Force. It has only a single engine, but that engine has a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than 1. What that means is the Falcon can climb AND accelerate while going vertical. The Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200 afterburner turbofan can produce over 23,000 lbs of thrust, which exceeds the planes empty weight of 18,900 lbs.