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Here's a small Christmas gift I put together.

F-16 Secret Projects Forum Study
« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 05:20:55 pm by PaulMM (Overscan) »
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 11:55:44 am »
Awesome.  Thank you.  :D
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 11:55:58 am »
I would love to see a comprehensive book on the LWF competition. Might have to write it, if noone else is.
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 12:06:55 pm »
I would love to see a comprehensive book on the LWF competition. Might have to write it, if noone else is.

I've always been curious about Lockheed's entry.  All I've ever seen is a very basic line drawing. 
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 12:18:57 pm »
Just had a quick look through it, very nice.

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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 12:32:14 pm »
Lockheed's entry was the CL-1200-2, renamed to CL-1600 to make the Selection Board think it was something new.
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 12:34:55 pm »
This isn't a final piece of work, more like a work in progress, so any errors or omissions let me know. As I don't have access to the Lockheed Martin archives, this mostly relies on existing accounts, I have however tried to get as many primary sources as possible.
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 12:45:35 pm »
Thank you paul :)

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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 12:51:05 pm »
Thanks very much, I'll go over that during the next week.  Very kind of you Sir.

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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 12:53:51 pm »
Fantastic!!!

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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 01:03:08 pm »
Very nice, Paul. Did you use a Desktop Publishing software program to create this document?

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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 01:04:38 pm »
Yes. Its modelled roughly on the layout of my P.1121 book.
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 01:04:51 pm »
Good read, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 01:07:29 pm »
Brilliant gift my dear Paul,and Merry Christmas.

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Re: A Christmas gift to all forum members - Evolution of the F-16 article
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 01:51:09 pm »
Lockheed's entry was the CL-1200-2, renamed to CL-1600 to make the Selection Board think it was something new.

Thanks to Jay Miller's Skunk Work I always have this thing stuck on the brain when thinking on the Lockheed LWF:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23464
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