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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0102




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Aircraft: : 78-0102
LM Aero T/V 62-28
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78102
F-16B Block 5
Current USAF 78102
F-16B Block 5
Status [i/a]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Oct 1979 [act] 78102 F-16B Block 5
01 Nov 1979 [act] 78102 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16B Block 5
Jan 1983 [act] 78102 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16B Block 5
Jun 1988 [act] 78102 USAF 160 TFS 'AL' F-16B Block 5
Oct 1992 [act] 78102 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16B Block 5
Oct 1994 [act] 78102 USAF 416 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 5
Dec 1995 [act] 78102 USAF 39 FLTS 'ET' F-16B Block 5
Mar 1996 [act] 78102 USAF 39 FLTS 'ET' F-16B Block 5
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 46 TW
Jul 2002 [i/a] 78102 'ET' F-16B Block 5
Eglin AFB, Florida.

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CMSgt. Gary Martin

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , 1979 - 1980
I reenlisted in this aircraft at 36,000', inverted, Mach 1.2, with, then Lt. Col Mike Ryan as the pilot, and Lt. Col Milan Zimmer flying #2. He was waving the American Flag off the Right Wing as we went over the top inverted. Also the same day I sewed on Tsgt.

MSgt. Robert Tipton

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39th Flight Test Squadron , 1998 - 1999
This was the first F-16 that I was ever the DCC on. My ADCC was Mike Roberts, and we named this one Mrs. Robinson. Mikey is the finest F-16 crew chief I've ever known, and could field-strip an F-16 blindfolded!

TSgt. Matthew Winters

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40th Flight Test Squadron , 2000 - 2000
39th and 40th FTS combined

TSgt. Rollin Rathbun

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40th Flight Test Squadron , 2001 - 2002
This jet is now a training acft at Eglin.


Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available



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