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Aircraft: 75-0750
LM Aero T/V 61-6
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 50750
Current USAF 75750
Status [pre]
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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
17 Apr 1978 [act] 50750 F-16A
07 Jun 1978 [act] 75750 USAF 6516 TS F-16A
A full-systems F-16A which was used for avionics systems testing and reliability and maintainability testing in the F-16 FSD and FSD follow-on test programs.
Oct 1978 [act] 75750 USAF 6516 TS F-16A
The nose was modified to house the APG-65 radar which was more powerful. It is the radar used in the F/A-18.
Jan 1979 [sto] 75750 F-16A
To General Dynamics at Fort Worth for modification work.
Sep 1979 [act] 75750 F-16A
Used for electromagnetic hardness ground testing at Kirtland AFB.
Apr 1980 [sto] 75750 NF-16A
To General Dynamics at Fort Worth for modification work (AFTI).
10 Jul 1982 [act] 75750 NF-16A
16 Jul 1982 [act] 75750 NF-16A

Dorsal Spine
In 1982 the 6th Full-Scale Development (FSD) aircraft was modified as Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) testbed, which included the canards from the YF-16 CCV and a dorsal spine. The dorsal spine would eventually make it to some production model F-16s. First program was the Digital Flight Control System (DFCS) in which a total of 108 flights were executed untill July of 1983.
29 Jul 1983 [sto] 75750 NF-16A
To General Dynamics at Fort Worth for modification work.
08 Apr 1984 [act] 75750 NF-16A
The second program within the AFTI framework was the Automated Maneuvering Attack System (AMAS) which lasted untill April of 1987.
May 1987 [sto] 75750 NF-16A
To General Dynamics at Fort Worth for modification work.
Jan 1988 [act] 75750 NF-16A
14 Dec 1988 [act] 75750 NF-16A
Low-level Battlefield Interdiction Tests
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.
Dec 1989 [sto] 75750 NF-16A
To Lockheed at Fort Worth for modification work.
Feb 1991 [act] 75750 NF-16A
Feb 1993 [act] 75750 NF-16A
Used in the Talon Sword Bravo test program which demonstrated cooperative engagement techniques where the aircraft fires at a target based on targeting information datalinked from a distant sensor. The weapon principally investigated was the AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM).
May 1994 [sto] 75750 NF-16A
To Lockheed at Fort Worth for modification work.
Mar 1995 [act] 75750 NF-16A
Used jointly by NASA and the USAF at Edwards AFB, California for the Embedded Global Positioning and Inertial Navigation System (EGI) program, including evaluation of the reliability of GPS in jamming environments.
May 1996 [act] 75750 NF-16A
Used in the Automated Ground Collision Avoidance System (AGCAS) program.
04 Nov 1997 [sto] 75750 NF-16A
To Lockheed at Fort Worth for modification work (J/IST).
Oct 2000 [act] 75750 NF-16A
NASA dropped out of the AFTI testing program and the aircraft continued to be tested by the USAF. This includes testing for the "Power-by-Wire" technology and testing for the F-35 program under the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Subsystem Technologies (J/IST) program.
11 Feb 2001 [pre] 75750 NF-16A
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio located in the experimental aircraft hanger. It was flown into the museum on February 11th, 2001 having been retired just the previous month on January 9th, 2001.

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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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Oct 07, 2022 - 09:03 PM
75750 (AFTI) history

Was back and active at Edwards by sometime in June 1994 and flew again in the Talon Sword Bravo (phase 2) exercise which was either July or August 1994.

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