YF-16 CCVThe initial YF-16 prototype was reconfigured in December 1975 to serve as the USAF Flight Dynamics Laboratory’s Control-Configured Vehicle (CCV) testbed. The CCV concept entails “decoupling” the aircraft’s flight control surfaces so that they can operate independently. This approach enables unusual maneuvers such as being able to turn the airplane without banking it. The ability to maneuver in one plane without simultaneously moving in another was seen as offering novel tactical performance capabilities for a fighter. The CCV YF-16 design featured twin pivoting ventral fins mounted vertically underneath the air intake, and its triply redundant fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system (FCS) was modified to permit use of flaperons on the wings’ trailing edges which would act in combination with an all-moving stabilator. The CCV aircraft achieved its first flight on 16 March 1976.
Haseagawa first released this model in 1984. This release dates from 1984
This kit is without a Box, but is complete in the original plastic wrap with instruction sheet and decals.