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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1120




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Aircraft: : 83-1120
LM Aero T/V 5C-3
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83120
F-16C Block 25
Current USAF 83120
F-16C Block 25
Status [act]
At some point this F-16 had its air intake modified to a big inlet standard (MSID intake) and with GE engine. Happened prior to 1993.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Jul 1984 [act] 83120 F-16C Block 25
Dec 1984 [act] 83120 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16C Block 25
01 Oct 1991 [act] 83120 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16C Block 25
Modified with a large (MCID) inlet and a GE-110 engine.
Unknown [act] 83120 USAF 416 FTS 'ED' F-16C Block 25
Demodified as the F-16ES test bed.
05 Nov 1994 [act] 83120 USAF 416 FTS 'ED' F-16C Block 25
Long-range Viper
In 1994 Lockheed proposed the F-16 ES (Enhanced Strategic), a reach-extended version of the F-16 for the Israeli Strike Fighter competition. The aircraft was the first F-16 to be fitted with Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs) and was fitted with internal FLIR to reduce the drag associated with LANTIRN pods. When combined with a 320-gal. centerline tank and two 600-gal. underwing tanks, the F-16ES had an unrefueled mission radius of 1,025 mi. (with a typical strike load of two 2,000-lb. bombs and four air-to-air missiles), representing a 40% increase in range. After losing the Israeli contract to the F-15I, LMTAS re-used some ES technologies (like the CFTs) in new F-16 models like the Block 60.
11 Dec 1996 [act] 83120 USAF 416 FTS F-16C Block 25

F-35 Inlet Installed
Modified inlet as an X-35 test bed with General Electric F110-GE-129 engine. This inlet resembles the airflows that are created when flying with the X-35. The flight test program consisted of twelve flights flown in nine days in December 1996.
Jan 1997 [act] 83120 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16C Block 25

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TSgt. Bryan Dietz

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416th Flight Test Squadron , 2001 - 2002

Mr. John Gerbas III

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416th Flight Test Squadron , 2001 - 2003
1120 was a testbed for various mods... mostly engine. "Projects" Engine fitted (long pointed feathers, Direct BYPA, More Fuel...more go) Spin chute jet Conformal mounts still installed

TSgt. Eric Malicki

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416th Flight Test Squadron , 2005 - 2007


Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available



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