The F-16 has been one of my favourite planes to fly in DCS since pretty much the release.
I’ve had the A-10C for ages (was the first plane I bought, might even have been before DCS became DCS), and some time ago I bought the update to C-II as well, but I actually never fly it.
The Viggen was my second “real” jet in DCS, a must buy for a Swede (except if your name is Mram ) and I still love it, really good module, perfect for taking out ships, but slightly limited (it is the AJS-37 after all, Attack first and foremost).
Then I bought the F/A-18C, and while it’s a really competent plane that can do most things well, I simply don’t love it. The feeling of flight is somehow lacking. I understand why USAF chose another plane over the YF-17.
And then came the F-16. It’s been my favourite modern jet since I became interested in flying for real. In DCS it’s been pretty good for some things, and for some reason the systems feels more natural to me than in the F/A-18. It’s a couple of steps behind the F/A-18 in development in DCS, and it is a bit more limited in it’s roles as well, but even it it can only carry 6 A-A missiles (compared to the 12 on the 18!) it’s radar often was slightly better att picking out enemies (some said it was too good), and it could carry the lovely CBU-97 for maximum effectiveness against enemy armour etc. The feeling of flight have for me felt better than the 18 (not more realistic, just more to my taste), but not quite up to what I was expecting of a F-16. But with the latest update that has really improved. Now you can really turn the plane.
Not sure where I’m going with this post other than to say that I really, really, like the F-16 now!