US Air Force - AFMC F-16s

One of the more mysterious examples of F-16s. Originally #82985 was build as an F-16A block 15. It later received a C-model tail and consequently also other avionics to bring it up to the latest standards. The aircraft crashed on October 30th, 1992 in Utah. [USAF photo]


  • Anonymous on 2005-Apr-20 07:17:26 Anonymous said

    Scott A. Gandy (Elvis)

    This airplane experienced a engine nozzle fail in the open position. The pilot steered it away from So. Ogden and ejected. The airplane then skidded across all four lanes of I-84.
  • Anonymous on 2005-Jul-09 11:53:09 Anonymous said


    I believe the F-16C tail was retrofitted as part of the ALQ-165 Advanced Self-Protection Jammer test program (note also antennas on the intake sides). The enlarged vertical fin base of the C was intended to house the ASPJ LRUs internally. ASPJ was cancelled by DoD and the Koreans are the only ones using it in the F-16.

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