AFTI F-16

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Dramatic head-on view of the AFTI (#75750) later on in its career: dorsal spine, wing-root mounted Lantirn-style pods, and FLIR turrets on the nose. [LMTAS photo]

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  • Aircraft Database: F-16 #75750

    In the late eighties, the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) F-16 testbed (formerly the 6th FDS aircraft) was fitted with a dorsal spine, wing-root mounted Lantirn-style pods, and FLIR turrets on the nose. It was also upgraded with an F-16C block 25 wing and with block 40 F-16C features such as APG-68 radar and a LANTIRN interface. It was used as a CAS testbed in support of the proposed A-16, testing low-level battlefield interdiction techniques such as automatic target handoff-systems. This program lasted untill January of 1992.

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