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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0683

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Aircraft: : 81-0683
LM Aero T/V 61-364
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81683
F-16A Block 15C
Current RNoAF 683
F-16A Block 15C
Status [i/a]
Flown by Maj. Dave Commons during 1985-86 and crewed by John Bienieck and Paul Duncan.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Jul 1982 [act] 81683 F-16A Block 15C
17 Jul 1982 [act] 81683 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16A Block 15C
Unknown [act] 81683 USAF USAF ADS F-16A Block 15C
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1982 - 1991 timeframe. Had number 8 attached in 1984 and number 3 in 1985-86.
Jun 1992 [act] 81683 F-16A Block 15C
Oct 1992 [act] 81683 USAF 425 FS 'LF' F-16A Block 15C
Loaned to the RSAF for training purposes.
01 Feb 1996 [sto] AAFG0353 USAF AMARC F-16A Block 15C
06 Jan 1997 [i/a] 81683 F-16A Block 15C
Cransford, New Jersey
22 Feb 1998 [i/a] 683 F-16A Block 15C
At Kjevik AFB. It received the fake 683 number on the tail.

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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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