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F-16 Control Grip

Designed for the F-16 Falcon, this grip has widened its appeal among manufacturers and is becoming the choice for retrofits and upgrade packages. Equipped with a large 4- way switch, six pushbutton or mini 4-way switches, a trigger, and an autopilot override fingertip lever, the F-16 grip elevated Hands On Throttle-And-Stick (HOTAS) systems to the next level.

This is one of the few grips designed for side- arm control in the cockpit, as compared to between-the-leg controls.

Features  · Specifications

  • Upgrade from B-8 control grip.
  • Ergonomic design reduces fatigue and improves response time between functions.
  • Cast from aluminum AMS-4218-T6.
  • Available with 37 pin connector base.
  • Complies with all appropriate MIL-Specs.
  • The top of the handle can be removed to access switches and wiring for maintenance.
  • Two-piece cast aluminum assembly eases switch replacement and maintenance.
  • Right-hand control grip design.
  • Engraving and marking available on all surfaces.
  • Flying lead wire (typically 60”) or connector mounting available.
  • Lightweight aluminum construction significantly reduces EMI/RFI emissions.


Optional Switches1

S-1 : Pushbutton switch for weapon release.
S-2 : Large 4-way trim switch for aircraft flight.

S-3 : Mini 4-way switch.

S-4 : Pushbutton switch location for additional functionality when required.

S-5 : Mini 4-way with castle cap for chaff/flare/ECM selection.

S-6 : Pushbutton switch, available for additional functionality when required.

S-7 : Mini 5-way switch for Display Management Screen.

T-1 : Two-stage trigger for actuation of Camera and Gun Systems.

T-2 : Lever-actuated pushbutton switch to disengage autopilot.
1 Click on link to view typical schematic.


·  F-16 Application

·  F-16 Switch Positions

·  F-16 Side View


F16 Datasheet
(PDF, 1421KB)

Guardian Engineering and Manufacturing