boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1037 posts, RR: 3 Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 12664 times:
Just got back from Palmdale and saw a strange looking F-16 airframe. It is sitting along Ave P outside the Lockheed Plant 42 area. Does anyone know what the story is behind this airframe? First I was thinking it was used for a movie prop but it doesn't look like something that was made for a movie because most everything in movies in CGI nowadays.
boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1037 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12444 times:
Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 4): Quoting ebj1248650 (Reply 3):Isn't that the airplane that was used to test the F-35's air inlet design?
Could be. There's a pix of it on this page... scroll down a bit... Too bad it's not a pix of the whole airframe.
That makes sense considering it sits about a mile away from where parts of the F-35 are built and the prototype was built. Thanks for the information. Hopefully Lockheed will put this airframe in a museum or at least take it across the street and let it sit in Joe Davies Airpark once they get all the piece put back on it.