F-16XL Medallion

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0703
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Medal/Badge
Object Name: F-16XL Medallion
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: General Dynamics
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): F-16C/D Fighting Falcon 
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
44 
Height (mm):
Depth (mm):
44 
Weight (g):
38 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

F-16XL
July 1982
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Forging the future for TACAIR

Notes:

The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16XL was a derivative of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, with a cranked-arrow delta wing. The enlarged wing increased fuel capacity by 82% and the F-16XL could carry twice the ordnance of the F-16 and deliver it 40% further. It was entered in the United States Air Force's (USAF) Enhanced Tactical Fighter (ETF) competition but lost to the F-15 Strike Eagle. Several years after the prototypes were shelved, they were turned over to NASA for aeronautical research.

This medallion was issued to mark the first flight in July 1982.

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