F-16/79

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F-16/79 Demonstrator, YF-16B #75752 fitted with the GE J79 engine. Note the extended tailpipe. [LMTAS photo]

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    Modified as F-16/79 with a General Electric J-79 engine. This engine was tested as a low-cost and lower-thrust alternative for non-NATO allies. The project never materialised because the standard Pratt & Whitney F-100 engine was made available to all who could pay for it under the Reagan Administration.

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