F-16 VISTA

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    The sole NF-16D, #86048, is still used in the MATV/VISTA programs. Note the tail-mounted spin chute, the dorsal fairing, and the chin-mounted counterweight. [NASA photo]
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    A nighttime engine testrun on the VISTA testbed (#86048). [LMTAS photo]
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    The VISTA\/MATV testbed looping over Edwards AFB, clearly revealing the counterweight on the in take and the spin stabilization chute fairing (#86048). [USAF photo]
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    NF-16D, #86048, over Edwards AFB [USAF photo]
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    Detailled rear view of MATV, #86048 [LMTAS photo]
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    VISTA, #86048, being prepared for a next flight [USAF photo]
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    The VISTA F-16 (USAF #86048), here with "In-Flight Simulator" marking, being readied for testflight. [USAF photo]
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    VISTA, #86048, in flight [USAF photo]
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    The F-16 VISTA (#86048) ready for take-off, carrying two AGM-65 Mavericks. [USAF photo]
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    The F-16 Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft flies with an Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., F-16 Falcon during a test run of the Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System [Photo by Courtesy]
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    The Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System test team runs a ground test of the Auto ACAS system [Photo by Courtesy]
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    The F-16 VISTA was used for Helmet Mounted Display tests [USAF photo]