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Throwback Thursday: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon in 1982

An F-16 Fighting Falcon sits on the General Dynamics flight line at its plant in west Fort Worth in February 1982.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon sits on the General Dynamics flight line at its plant in west Fort Worth in February 1982. Star-Telegram archives

Sometimes a photo is all you need.

On a clear morning in February, 1982, Star-Telegram photographer Vince Heptig got a close up view of a General Dynamics F-16 Falcon.

The photo ran in the February 19 edition without a news article accompanying it.

“Taking the appearance of a rocket in this close up view, the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon was photographed this week while awaiting flight testings on the GD flight line adjacent to the company’s assembly plant on Fort Worth-s far West Side,” the caption read.

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