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F-16XL Ship #2 Images

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F-16XL Ship #2 3-View line art Feb 1998 EG-0036-01 32 KBytes 73 KBytes 127 KBytes 182 KBytes
F-16XL Ship #2 in flight line art Feb 1998 EG-0036-02 23 KBytes 53 KBytes 97 KBytes 151 KBytes

The F-16XL Ship #2 aircraft was used by the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in a NASA-wide program to improve laminar airflow on aircraft flying at sustained supersonic speeds. It is the first program to look at laminar flow on swept wings at speeds representative of those at which a High Speed Civil Transport may fly. Technological data from the program will be available for the development of future high speed aircraft, including commercial transports.

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