YF-16 and FSD Aircraft

An air-to-air left underside view of USAF F-16B #05751 with two GBU-8 bombs (also referred to as HOBOS) mounted on the outboard wing pylons, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 ECM pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute is attached to the aircraft's tail section when this photograph was taken on June 4th, 1981. [USAF photo by Galindo-Ovalle]


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  • Aircraft Database: F-16 #50751

    Used as a GBU-8 (HOBOS) testbed. The weapon was never fielded on the F-16. The aircraft was equipped with the enlarged block 15 stabs and also received an anti-spin chute recovery system.

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