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Airframe Details for F-16 #75-0751

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Aircraft: 75-0751
LM Aero T/V 62-1
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 50751
Current USAF 75751
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Aug 1977 [act] 50751 F-16B
20 Aug 1977 [act] 50751 USAF 6516 TS F-16B
Jun 1981 [act] 50751 USAF 6516 TS F-16B
Used as a GBU-8 (HOBOS) testbed. The weapon was never fielded on the F-16. The aircraft was equipped with the enlarged block 15 stabs and also received an anti-spin chute recovery system.
Oct 1991 [act] 75751 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16B
Feb 1992 [pre] 75751 F-16B
Edwards AFB Museum, California but was not restored.
Feb 1999 [pre] 75751 F-16B
Was painted like the original prototypes to recreate the roll-out ceremony for the 25th anniversary of the F-16. The aircraft was stored in the 416th FLTS hanger and evenutally moved to the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.

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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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Nov 07, 2018 - 12:19 PM
6516th Test Squadron

20 Aug 1977 [act] 50751 USAF USAF 6516 TS F-16B

According the information above this aircraft was assigned to the 6516th TS in August 1977. But according the Air Force Historical Research Agency the 6516th TS was only activated in March 1989. Was there a different name for the test force in the early F-16 years?

Oct 25, 2020 - 06:13 AM
Squadrons clarification for 75-0751

I was in the F-16 CTF at Edwards in 1983 in Bldg 1635. 75-0751 was a GD bird, referred to as "B1" because it was the first B model. The AF side didn't work 75-0751, 80-0550, 75-0746, or the XLs. I don't know who the owning organization was for the GD birds (maybe the 6510 TW or maybe bailed to GD?) but I was in the 6515 Test Support Squadron as a maintainer. 6515 TSS worked F-15, F-16, B-1, basically "contractor row". The 6516 Logistics Test Squadron was the B-2 support squadron, I joined that in Dec '89 after a special assignment in Nevada.

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