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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0783




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Aircraft: : 81-0783
LM Aero T/V 61-464
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81783
F-16A Block 15G
Current RJAF 681
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Status [w/o]
DCC between 1986 and 1988 was TSgt. D.L. Soyars.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Feb 1983 [act] 81783 F-16A Block 15G
Mar 1983 [act] 81783 USAF 388 TFW 'HL' F-16A Block 15G
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 TFW
Unknown [con] 81783 F-16A Block 15G ADF
Jun 1990 [act] 81783 USAF 179 FIS F-16A Block 15G ADF
15 Mar 1992 [act] 81783 USAF 179 FS 'MN' F-16A Block 15G ADF
13 Jun 2003 [sto] AAFG0476 USAF AMARC 'MN' F-16A Block 15G ADF
Unknown [sto] 81783 USAF OO-ALC F-16A Block 15G ADF
Hill AFB, Utah for refurbishment.
Unknown [act] 681 F-16A Block 15G ADF
FMS Program: Peace Falcon II
FMS Serial: M13-21

Unknown [con] 681 F-16A Block 20 MLU
08 May 2009 [act] 681 RJAF 1 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
31 Mar 2011 [act] 681 RJAF 1 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
Deployment: Odyssey Dawn

Aug 2011 [act] 681 RJAF 1 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU
24 Dec 2014 [msh] 681 RJAF 1 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article
Presumably shot down by IS rebels in Syria in the early morning while flying a combat mission over Raqqa, although CENTCOM operations center denies this and said it had a mechanical problem and crashed. The pilot ejected safely, but fell into IS hands where he was later killed by the terror group.
24 Dec 2014 [w/o] 681 RJAF 1 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU

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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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