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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1129

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Aircraft: : 83-1129
LM Aero T/V 5C-12
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83129
F-16C Block 25A
Current USAF AAFG0742
F-16C Block 25A
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 Jan 1985 [act] 83129 F-16C Block 25A
16 Jan 1985 [act] 83129 USAF 312 TFTS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A
Jan 1987 [act] 83129 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 25A
Jul 1988 [act] 83129 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 25A
A-16 CAS Trials
In the late eighties this aircraft and a number of additional F-16s were painted in the 'European One' lizard camouflage scheme and were tested in the Close Air Support role as a possible replacement of the A-10 Thunderbolt. The proposed A-16 never materialized.
Oct 1992 [act] 83129 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 25A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 389 FS
Oct 1994 [act] 83129 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A
Apr 1995 [act] 83129 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25A
13 Mar 2009 [act] 83129 F-16C Block 25A
At Mojave AP with Calspan Bicycle Works.
18 Aug 2010 [sto] AAFG0742 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25A

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. Rich Knaus

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19th Fighter Squadron "Gamecocks" , 1998 - 1999
Had it just a short period until I was assigned to 84-1229.

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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