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Aircraft: 75-0749
LM Aero T/V 61-5
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 75749
Current NASA 849
Status [pre]
CC was Sgt. Donald L. Graves in 1978.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 Feb 1978 [act] 75749 F-16A
Oct 1978 [act] 75749 USAF 6516 TS F-16A
Sep 1980 [con] 75749 F-16XL/A
Being rebuild.
15 Jul 1982 [act] 75749 USAF 6516 TS F-16XL/A
Modified as F-16XL/A with cranked-arrow wing and flew for the first time as F-16XL-1 on July 15, 1982. Flew 437 flights as the XL with the USAF.
Aug 1985 [sto] 75749 F-16XL/A
Stored at the Fort Worth Facility.
10 Mar 1989 [act] 849 F-16XL/A
Flew to Edwards AFB to be fitted with a new titanium wing section to the left side with laminar flow capabilities. Flew with the new wing section on May 3, 1990 as N849NA, but tail code 849. At this point it was painted with an attractive black and white paint scheme with a yellow stripe.
Apr 1994 [act] 849 F-16XL/A
Stationed at NASA's Langley AFB facility shortly to test take-off performance, engine noise and other concepts to quiet airport noise.
Nov 1994 [act] 849 F-16XL/A
Returned to NASA Dryden at Edwards AFB.
Mar 1999 [sto] 849 F-16XL/A
At NASA Dryden.
Dec 2007 [act] 849 F-16XL/A
LMTAS is being tasked to determine if the aircraft can be returned to service for NASA by having block 40 engine and electronics installed. Taxi tests and system checks underway.
Jul 2009 [pre] 849 F-16XL/A
Permanently retired and pending preservation.
Sep 2019 [pre] 849 F-16XL/A
Pending preservation at the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards AFB.

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. Donald Graves

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85th Test & Evaluation Squadron "Skulls" , -
This was the acft we took to Alaska in January to see how it$ would act. There was no difference whatsoever. We also did a first test of launching the F-16 from an alert facility. From sitting in the break room to acft roll out on the first and only test was less than 30 seconds.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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Jan 04, 2023 - 07:18 PM
Updated paint job

Did they finish the paint job started on 2019?

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