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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

F-16B

“Fighting Falcon”

 
 
F-16B Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 17, 2013
1. F-16B Marker
Inscription. 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 built 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 Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM). It was transferred to the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum in August 2000 and was placed on display in February 2002.

On loan from the USAF Museum
 
Location. 34° 55.305′ N, 117° 53.628′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Popson Avenue near Wolfe Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Edwards Air Force Base is not open to the public. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bldg 2750, Popson Avenue, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
F-16B Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 17, 2013
2. F-16B Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. F-86F (here, next to this marker); Leaps in Technology (here, next to this marker); Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sound Barrier Cracked (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. half a mile away); Jackie Cochran (approx. 0.8 miles away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. 1.6 miles away); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
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F-16B Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 17, 2013
3. F-16B Marker
This marker is located at the far right.
F-16b image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 17, 2013
4. F-16b
F-16 on the left and F-86 on the right. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 17, 2013
5. F-16 on the left and F-86 on the right.
F-16b image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 17, 2013
6. F-16b
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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