F-16B (HM177R)

Location: Edwards AFB, CA 93524 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.305', W 117° 53.628'

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"Fighting Falcon"

When first flown at Edwards AFB on January 20, 1974, the YF-16 was the most advance fighter in the world. The F-16B is a combat-capable two-seat version of the production F-16A. To date, over 4,000 F-16s have been manufactured worldwide and 122 B models were delivered to the USAF. Just under 200 F-16Bs are in service with foreign countries, many of them build on foreign assembly lines.

This particular airplane was flown extensively in the test support role while assigned to the Test Wing. During its career, it was used as a chase aircraft for the first release of a Joint Direct attack Munition (JDAM) from a strategic bomber and also chased the final test missions of the Air Test Center Museum in August 2000 and was placed on display in February 2002.

On loan from the USAF Museum
HM NumberHM177R
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 418360 N 3864730
Decimal Degrees34.92175000, -117.89380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.305', W 117° 53.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 18.30" N, 117° 53' 37.68" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175 Popson Ave, Edwards AFB CA 93524, US
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