YF-16 and FSD Aircraft

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    FSD aircraft no. 7, #50751, in two-tone scheme. Note the black radome, typical for early models up to Block 1. [USAF photo]
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    FSD no. 8, #50752, in all gray scheme. [USAF photo]
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    Top view of FSD no. 7, #50751 in two-tone scheme 'heavily weathered'. [USAF photo]
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    All eight FSD F-16s with YF-16 no. 2 at top right - at Edwards AFB. [USAF photo]
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    FSD no. 4, #50748 (left) and FSD no. 1, #50745 (right). [USAF photo]
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    One of the FSD aircraft, #75752, adorned with the European One camouflage scheme firing a 3.75 inch FFAR rocket. Note the aircraft is equiped with the P&W F-100PW-220 engine. [USAF photo]
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    YF-16 no. 1 is spotted landing at the end of the inadvertant flight following the high speed taxi trials. Note the bent up outboard trailing edge of the right horizontal tail. It scraped the runway during the severe roll oscillations. [LMTAS photo]
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    The YF-16 prototype in Navy livery standing side by side with the YF-17 prototype. [USAF photo]
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    Photo from the Canadian DoD when they were considering to purchase the F-16. Canada chose the F-18 instead. Pictured is the YF-16 #72-1567 in the CCV colors, albeit without the two canards under the intake. Also note the BVR outfit with AIM-9 and AIM-7 missiles. [GD photo from Jon Somerville collection]
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    An air-to-air right front view of an F-16 Full Scale Development (FSD) aircraft banking to the left above Hill AFB on July 15th, 1977. The aircraft is carrying one AIM-9J Sidewinder missile on each wing tip. [Photo by Esterly]
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    An F-16 FSD in a unique gray livery taxies out for a static demonstration. together with a pair of F-15s at Hill AFB on July 15th, 1977. The last aircraft in the foreground is carrying one AIM-9J Sidewinder missile on each wing tip. [Photo by Esterly]
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    Workmen inspect the fuselage of the second YF-16 aircraft (#01568) upon its arrival at Hangar no. 101 on September 27th, 1980. The aircraft will be modified for testing as an F-16 at the Rome ADC Newport Site. The effect of various weapons configurations on the aircraft`s antennas will be evaluated. [USAF photo]