Experimental F-16s

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    USAF F-16C #83-1120 modified with diverterless supersonic inlet, or DSI, developed for the Joint Strike Fighter (now the F-35 Lightning II) program. At high aircraft speeds through supersonic, the bump in the inlet works with the forward-swept inlet cowl to redirect unwanted boundary layer airflow away from the inlet, essentially doing the job of heavier, more complex, and more costly diverters used by current fighters. The flight test program consisted of twelve flights flown in nine days in December 1996. [LMTAS photo]
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    The first YF-16 (#01567) was used in the early eighties on the Controlled Configured Vehicle (CCV) program, spotted here on the tarmac. [F-16.net photo].
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    The first YF-16 (#01567) was used in the early eighties on the Controlled Configured Vehicle (CCV) program, seen here during a test flight. [F-16.net photo]
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    The first YF-16 (#01567) was used in the early eighties on the Controlled Configured Vehicle (CCV) program, seen here over Edwards AFB equiped with an anti-spin chute. [F-16.net photo]
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    The first YF-16 (#01567) was used in the early eighties on the Controlled Configured Vehicle (CCV) program, seen here banking during a test flight. [F-16.net photo]