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Aircraft Photos by Keith Robinson
This page contains an excellent collection of photos taken during Lockheed test flights, and also other various aircraft shot at Fort Worth, TX. More of Keith's photos are at: http://www.pbase.com/keith1959/ All North Spin photographs are Copyright © by the photographers that took them, and are not to be re-posted or redistributed.

Subject: F-16B - Lockheed Test - Serial #81-0817
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: Unknown

Notes: This F-16 still wears the hi-vis scheme of Edwards 412th TW, and has been reported as being used as chase on F-22 test missions out of the Marietta Lockheed plant.


Subject: F-16CJ - 53rd Wing 85th TES - Serial #97-0106
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 8/19/2005

Notes: This F-16 from the 85th TES at Eglin AFB, is seen flying out of Fort Worth with two external tanks and two travel pods.


Subject: F-16DJ - 53rd Wing 85th TES - Serial #90-0841
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 8/19/2005

Notes: Another F-16 from Eglin is seen leaving Fort Worth on the same day as the above aircraft.


Subject: F-16C-50P - 412th TW 416 FLTS - Serial #93-1045
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 3/9/2006

Notes: This Greek F-16 that was produced under Peace Xenia II has been used in testing at Edwards, and wears the camo scheme of the Greek Air Force.


Subject: F-16DJ - Lockheed Test - Serial #90-0848
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 6/16/2006

Notes: This 16DJ is permanently assigned as a company test ship at the Lockheed Fort Worth plant. Note the: "P110-GE-132 Power" stenciled on the tail.


Subject: F-16DJ - Lockheed Test - Serial #90-0848
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 6/29/2006

Notes: Lockheed #848 is seen from the reverse side.


Subject: F-16B - Lockheed Test - Serial #90-0948
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 8/24/2006

Notes: The exact model designation for this Lockheed company ship is F-16B-15OCU-CF. This F-16 is from the original Peace Gate III Pakistan order, which had been embargoed at AMARC since 1992. It was brought to Lockheed in 2003 for use as a chase aircraft.


Subject: F-16B - Lockheed Test - Serial #90-0948
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 9/14/2006

Notes: #948 is seen once again over Fort Worth, this time minus external tank.


Subject: F-16B - Lockheed Test - Serial #81-0817
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 6/22/2006

Notes: Note the basic gray pylon holding the travel pod.


Subject: F-16C-50P - 412th TW 416 FLTS - Serial #93-1045
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2/2/2006

Notes: Edwards' Greek F-16 is seen on approach to FW.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #00-3008
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 9/16/2004

Notes: This F-16 is for the United Arab Emirates, but wears the temporary  Lockheed registration of N6011C while being used for testing. It would eventually be sent to the 162nd FW AZ ANG, who handles UAE training.


Subject: F-16E - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #00-3032
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: Unknown

Notes: This F-16 is for the United Arab Emirates, but wears the temporary  Lockheed registration of N6008J while being used for testing. It would eventually be sent to the 162nd FW AZ ANG, who handles UAE training.


Subject: F-16D - Singapore AF - Serial #676
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 10/15/2004

Notes: As seen while conducting a test flight from Lockheed Fort Worth. This 16D is part of the 01-6010 to 01-6029 order going to Singapore.


Subject: F-16i - Israeli AF - Serial #469
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 5/11/2006

Notes: #469 is seen returning from a Lockheed test flight. The F-16i is being delivered to the Israel AF under Peace Marble V.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3003
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 9/29/2005

Notes: This United Arab Emirates F-16 is a dedicated test ship for Lockheed Fort Worth. Note the training JDAM loaded on the left wing, most likely being used in a test of some sort. The UAE serials are only 4 digits.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3002
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 12/22/2005

Notes: This UAE Lockheed Test F-16 is seen leaving with both triple external tanks and conformal tanks. Note the separation test camera targets on the side.


Subject: F-16D - Chilean AF - Serial #859
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 1/19/2006

Notes: Chilean F-16 #859 is seen on a Lockheed test flight with three external tanks mounted. The F-16D order for Chile carries builder serial numbers 02-6036 to 02-6039.


Subject: F-16D - Omani AF - Serial #?
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 1/19/2006

Notes: This Omani F-16 is seen on a Lockheed test flight. The Omani F-16D order carries builder serial numbers 02-2123 to 02-2126, and starts with Omani serial #801.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3003
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 1/20/2006

Notes: Lockheed's United Arab Emirates test F-16 #003 is seen with test PGM-500 loaded on the right wing.


Subject: F-16D - Chilean AF - Serial #859
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 1/20/2006

Notes: Chilean AF #859 is seen being taken out on a Lockheed test. This was the third aircraft out of order block 02-6036 to 02-6039 for Chile.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3003
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 1/26/2006

Notes: Lockheed's United Arab Emirates test F-16 #003 lifts off with a test PGM-2000 missile aboard.


Subject: F-16E - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3066
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2/9/2006

Notes: This F-16 is for the United Arab Emirates, but wears the temporary  Lockheed registration of N6011C while being tested.


Subject: F-16C - Polish AF - Serial #4040
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 3/14/2006

Notes: This F-16 is part of the 03-0040 to 03-0075 order for the Polish Air Arms. It's pictured here during a Lockheed flight test.


Subject: F-16E - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3071
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 3/14/2006

Notes: This F-16 is for the United Arab Emirates, but wears the temporary  Lockheed registration of N60066 while being tested.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3023
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 3/31/2006

Notes: This F-16 is for the United Arab Emirates, but wears the temporary  Lockheed registration of N6008J while being tested.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3002
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/4/2006

Notes: With separation test camera targets on the side, #002 is seen with what appears to be a GBU-12 on the right wing.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3002
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/4/2006

Notes: The opposite side of #002 is pictured here. Note the separation test camera targets on the center tank, as well as the aircraft side.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3001
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/7/2006

Notes: Note the separation test camera targets on both the PGM-500 missile and pylon.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3001
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/6/2006

Notes: #001 is seen once again, this time with a CBU type cluster bomb mounted on the right wing.


Subject: F-16i - Israeli AF - Serial #811
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/20/2006

Notes: Israeli "Sufa" #811 is seen on a Lockheed test flight.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3003
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/14/2006

Notes: #003 takes off on a test flight with a PGM-500 aboard, a Sniper pod mounted on the left chin position, and what looks to be a data pod on the right.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3003
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/19/2006

Notes: #003 is seen taxiing with multiple PGM-2000 missiles loaded.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3003
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/19/2006

Notes: Once again #003 is seen from the reverse angle shown above, with a total of four PGM-2000 missiles, a Sniper pod, and also a data pod. Note that the inner PGM-2000 is painted in "tester" orange.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3003
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 5/4/2006

Notes: With a load-out like this, it's a miracle it can fly at all... Four PGM-2000 missiles, center tank, conformal tanks, sniper pod, and a second data pod on the right chin position.


Subject: F-16E - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3075
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 5/16/2006

Notes: United Arab Emirates #075 lands wearing the temporary Lockheed registration of N51004 while being tested.


Subject: F-16E - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3075
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 5/18/2006

Notes: #075 is seen once again from the reverse side as above.


Subject: F-16F - UAE / Lockheed Test - Serial #3001
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 5/25/2006

Notes: #001 leaves FW with a CBU type cluster bomb on the right wing, and some sort of test weapon on the left wing.


Subject: F-16D - Polish AF - Serial #4076
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 5/26/2006

Notes: Seen during a Lockheed test flight, #4076 is the first aircraft in order block 03-0076 to 03-0087 for the Polish Air Arms.


Subject: F-16C - Omani AF - Serial #818
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 6/16/2006

Notes: Omani #818 is pictured during a Lockheed test flight. The Omani F-16C order carried builder serial numbers 02-2115 to 02-2122. Oman AF serial #818 should be the last aircraft in that order.


Subject: F-16i - Israeli AF - Serial #823
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 6/23/2006

Notes: Israeli "Sufa" #823 on a Lockheed test flight.


Subject: F-16i - Israeli AF - Serial #836
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 8/24/2006

Notes: Another "Sufa" is pictured during a test flight at Lockheed.


Subject: F-16i - Israeli AF - Serial #469
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 11/24/2005

Notes: #469 was part of the original block 00-1001 to 00-1050 order for Israel.


Subject: EA-6B - VX-23 "Salty Dogs" - Side #120 BuNo 159909
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 11/17/2005

Notes: One of the Prowlers from Patuxent River stops by Fort Worth.


Subject: QF-4E - 53rd W 82nd ATRS - Serial #71-0238
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 3/15/2006

Notes: #238 was sent to AMARC in early 1991, then spotted at BAE Mojave for drone conversion in early 2006.

Subject: QF-4E - 53rd W 82nd ATRS - Serial #71-0238
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 3/15/2006

Notes: Note the travel pod... This Phantom may have been stopping in for gas while on its delivery flight from BAE in Mojave, to Tyndall AFB. The drones do not carry external tanks and require a number of stops while being delivered.


Subject: NKC-135B - 412th TW 452nd FLTS Det 2 - Serial #63-8050
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 4/19/2006

Notes: One of the "Big Crow" aircraft from Kirtland AFB is seen visiting Fort Worth. The unique paint is something that was applied in 2006. The white band on the side mimics a missile, which is used during tracking tests for the ABL.


Subject: T-38A - US Air Force #70-1556 - NASA #962
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 6/23/2006

Notes: This T-38 from NASA's Ellington Field JSC carries the registration of N962NA.


Subject: NKC-135B - 412th TW 452nd FLTS Det 2 - Serial #63-8050
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 11/4/2004

Notes: #050 is seen at an earlier date, before it had its black target paint applied.


Subject: F-35A - Lockheed Test - (AA-1)
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 12/11/2006

Notes: The first EMD F-35A goes out onto the field to do its first taxi test. This aircraft had not been assigned a USAF serial, but referred to as AA-1.


Subject: F-16B - AFFTC/412th TW - Serial #92-0456
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 12/14/2006

Notes: #456 is one of two F-16Bs that came in from Edwards to support the first flight of F-35A AA-1.

Subject: F-16B - AFFTC/412th TW - Serial #92-0456 & #92-0455
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 12/14/2006

Notes: The two Edwards F-16s are on approach.

Subject: F-16B - AFFTC/412th TW - Serial #92-0456
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 12/14/2006

Notes: Top view of #456.


Subject: F-35A - Lockheed Test - (AA-1)
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 12/15/2006

Notes: AA-1 is seen making it first flight at Lockheed. Note the numerous flag representing the countries that have a stake in the JSF's development.

Subject: F-35A - Lockheed Test - (AA-1)
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 12/15/2006

Notes: AA-1 climbing after first takeoff.


Subject: F-16D - Polish AF - Serial #4081
Location: NAS Fort Worth, TX
Date: 1/25/2007

Notes: An F-16D for the Polish Air Arms gets taken out for a test flight.



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