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F-106B 57-2516 [Painted as NASA N816NA]
Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA
57-2516 served with NASA as N816NA and N616NA, retiring while assigned 816. While with NASA it served with the Lewis Research Center in Cleveland OH as NASA N616NA as a research vehicle for the Supersonic Transport Program. In 1979 it was transferred to the Langley Research Center, Hampton VA and became NASA N816NA used for research in programs to include (not limited to) Lightning Strike studies and Vortex Flaps. It now proudly 'flies', suspended from the ceiling in the Virginia AIR & SPACE Center, Hampton, Virginia. Read more about its unique history on the NASA pages of this website.