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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0817




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Aircraft: : 81-0817
LM Aero T/V 62-86
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81817
F-16B Block 15F
Current USAF 81817
F-16B Block 15F ADF
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Mar 1983 [act] 81817 F-16B Block 15F
Aug 1983 [act] 81817 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 15F
Unknown [con] 81817 F-16B Block 15F ADF
Unknown [act] 81817 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 15F ADF
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Marked - ADF - on a wide red band with an image of an AIM-7F on the tail. Aircraft is an ADF test bed.
Jun 1992 [act] 81817 USAF 2872 TS F-16B Block 15F ADF
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: HAFB
Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah and marked 'HAFB' on tail.
Oct 1993 [act] 81817 USAF 15 TS F-16B Block 15F ADF
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: HAFB
Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah and marked 'HAFB' on tail.
Oct 1994 [act] 81817 USAF 514 FTS F-16B Block 15F ADF
Jul 1995 [act] 81817 USAF 416 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 15F ADF
Jan 2003 [act] 81817 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16B Block 15F ADF
Mostly used to fly chase for the F-22 Marrietta, Georgia.
Dec 2006 [msh] 81817 'ED' F-16B Block 15F ADF
This aircraft was involved in a mishap where the aircraft had an engine fire. Details to be confirmed, but photos after the accident show the aircraft appears fine on the exterior. Due to the age of the airframe, it was declared a write-off.
Jan 2007 [i/a] 81817 'ED' F-16B Block 15F ADF
Used as an instructional airframe.
01 Nov 2011 [pre] 81817 'ED' F-16B Block 15F ADF
Purchased by the Russell Military Museum located in Russell, Illinois.

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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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