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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1159




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Aircraft: : 83-1159
LM Aero T/V 5C-42
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83159
F-16C Block 25B
Current USAF 83159
F-16C Block 25B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 May 1985 [act] 83159 F-16C Block 25B
Jun 1985 [act] 83159 USAF 19 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Mar 1987 [act] 83159 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Unknown [act] 83159 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Jan 1991 [act] 83159 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Desert Storm

Nose art is a batman logo by TSgt Kevin "Node Man" Patnode, flew 45 missions in Desert Storm and had markings on both sides of the aircraft.
Mar 1991 [act] 83159 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Jan 1992 [act] 83159 USAF 163 TFS 'FW' F-16C Block 25B
15 Mar 1992 [act] 83159 USAF 163 FS 'FW' F-16C Block 25B
Jul 1994 [act] 83159 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B
20 Apr 2005 [msh] 83159 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B News Article
Came in to low for landing and struck some runway lights which caused the main landing gear to collapse. Colonel Douglas Fick stayed with the aircraft and was uninjured. The landing happened in severe weather conditions which made the pilot to abort two consequent landing attempts. Trying for a third attempt, he came in too low.
Sep 2005 [act] 83159 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B
Repaired at a cost of $334,671.72 and returned to service.
Sep 2008 [act] 83159 USAF 179 FS 'MN' F-16C Block 25B
Sep 2010 [act] 83159 USAF 64 AGRS F-16C Block 25B
Still wears its 148 FW markings
Mar 2011 [act] 83159 USAF 64 AGRS 'WA' F-16C Block 25B
Bort number 59
Mar 2018 [act] 83159 USAF 64 AGRS 'WA' F-16C Block 25B
Bort number 59, new splinter camouflage.

Crew Chief Comments

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SSgt. Rod LeBlanc

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33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" , -


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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