Experimental F-16s

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    GD briefly considered the Forward-swept wing concept in the SFW/F-16 [LMTAS photo]
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    #83132 was one of 7 F-16C's equiped with a Pave Penny pod and European One color scheme for CAS trials [USAF photo]
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    In the late eighties a number of F-16's were painted in the 'European One' camouflage scheme and were tested as a possible replacement of the A-10. The proposed A-16 never came thrue [USAF photo]
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    In the late eighties a number of F-16's were painted in the 'European One' camouflage scheme, as this USAF F-16C block 25, #83129 and #83144, and were tested as a possible replacement of the A-10. The proposed A-16 never came through. [USAF photo]
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    Scale Model of the proposed F-16X, a tailless modification of the F-16XL [LMTAS photo]
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    The first YF-16 prototype was later modified and used in the F-16CCV program (#01567). [LMTAS photo]
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    An early scale model of the proposed F-16U BLock 60, depicted over desert terrain. The actual Block 60 turned out to be a traditional F-16 design [Photo by Bill Sweetman]
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    USAF F-16C block 40, #87353, used as a CFT testbed. CFT's are provided with the latest batches of F-16s for Greece, Israël and UAE. [LMTAS photo]
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    USAF F-16C Block 25, #83119, with a special paint coat used in 'paintless aircraft' testflights. Note the IFF birdslicers on the nose [USAF photo]
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    Sideview of USAF F-16C, #83120, with a modified JSF inlet [LMTAS photo]
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    Take-off of USAF F-16C, #83120, which was fitted with an adjusted JSF inlet for testing purposes [LMTAS photo]
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    LOAN F-16 in full afterburner mode [LMTAS photo]