Experimental F-16s

The first YF-16 (#01567) was used in the early eighties on the Controlled Configured Vehicle (CCV) program. This program tested the possibilities of turning without having to bank. Although achieving promessing results, the advantages (being better aiming when firing a missile because of better stability) were not of that kind that it allowed to introduce this costly modification. With the latest missile technology (thrust vector control), this isn't even necessary any more. [LMTAS photo]


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