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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1163




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Aircraft: : 83-1163
LM Aero T/V 5C-46
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83163
F-16C Block 25B
Current NASA 83163
F-16C Block 25B
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 May 1985 [act] 83163 F-16C Block 25B
Jun 1985 [act] 83163 USAF 363 TFW 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Oct 1987 [act] 83163 USAF 3247 TS 'AD' F-16C Block 25B
Oct 1992 [act] 83163 USAF 40 FTS 'ET' F-16C Block 25B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 40 OG
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Aug 1994 [act] 83163 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25B
Apr 1995 [act] 83163 USAF 39 FLTS 'ET' F-16C Block 25B
Mar 1999 [act] 83163 USAF 40 FLTS 'ET' F-16C Block 25B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 46 OG
Unknown [act] 83163 USAF 40 FLTS 'ET' F-16C Block 25B
Sep 2011 [act] 83163 USAF 195 FS 'AZ' F-16C Block 25B
Mar 2012 [act] 83163 USAF 40 FLTS 'ET' F-16C Block 25B

46th OPS GROUP bit ball door artwork
11 Aug 2015 [sto] F16C 83-1163 USAF AMARC 'ET' F-16C Block 25B
09 Jun 2017 [sto] 83163 F-16C Block 25B
At the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center for the low boom flight demo project.

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TSgt. Frank Matanane

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46th Test Wing , 2006 - 2009
46th Test Wing OG Flag Ship

TSgt. Rollin Rathbun

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40th Flight Test Squadron , 2001 - 2001
This jet was named Christine for a reason.

MSgt. Steve Swear

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39th Flight Test Squadron , 1995 - 2002


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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