PHOTO OP: F-16 SMASH!



The US Air Force sacrificed one of its beloved Lockheed Martin F-16s on 19 August to test the flight termination system for the unmanned version of the aircraft that is being developed by Boeing to serve as an aerial target drone. The QF-16 will convert scores of retired F-16A/Bs into targets for live missile tests.

Photo courtesy of US Air Force/Samuel King Jr.

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2 Responses to PHOTO OP: F-16 SMASH!

  1. Rafael from iloveplanes 26 August, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    That is a cool picture. I love that we can see the shockwave too.

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