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Airframe Details for F-16 #75-0747




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Aircraft: : 75-0747
LM Aero T/V 61-3
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 75747
F-16A
Current NASA 848
F-16XL/B
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 May 1977 [act] 75747 F-16A
Oct 1978 [act] 75747 USAF 6516 TS F-16A
Oct 1980 [msh] 75747 F-16A
The aircraft crash landed on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB due to a blown nose gear tire on take off during the annual open house air show. It was shipped to General Dynamics Fort Worth in a C-5 and rebuilt into the first F-16XL, flying back to Edwards one year later on December 2nd, 1981. The pilot survived unharmed but very shaken.
02 Dec 1981 [act] 75747 F-16XL/B
From F-16A to F-16XL/B
One of the original F-16A Full-Scale Development aircraft. The aircraft crash landed on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB due to a blown nose gear tire on take off during the annual open house air show. The pilot survived unharmed but very shaken. It was shipped to General Dynamics Fort Worth in a C-5 and rebuilt into the first cranked-arrow F-16XL, flying back to Edwards one year later on December 2nd, 1981. It was later converted into a dual-seat F-16XL/B. First flight in its new configuration was on October 29th, 1982.
06 Aug 1985 [act] 75747 USAF 6516 TS F-16XL/B
Completed 361 test flights with the USAF
Sep 1985 [sto] 75747 F-16XL/B
Stored with General Dynamics at Fort Worth, Texas.
Jan 1989 [act] 75747 F-16XL/B
NASA leased the aircraft directly from General Dynamics.
Oct 1991 [act] 848 F-16XL/B
Reserialed N848 NA, but carried the code 848 on the tail. At one point it was briefly numbered 846.
Mar 1999 [sto] 848 F-16XL/B
At NASA Dryden.
Jul 2009 [sto] 848 F-16XL/B
Permanently retired and pending preservation at the National Museum of the Air Force.

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CMSgt. Robert Rositer

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6515 Test Support Squadron, AFSC , 1977 - 1980


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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