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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1165




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Aircraft: : 83-1165
LM Aero T/V 5C-48
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83165
F-16C Block 25B
Current USAF 83165
F-16C Block 25B
Status [pre]
MSgt. Ken Berry (deceased) was the first crew chief on this jet when it arrived in VT.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 May 1985 [act] 83165 F-16C Block 25B
Jun 1985 [act] 83165 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Jan 1991 [act] 83165 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B "Here, Hussein, Surprise!!!"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 42 missions in Desert Storm. Art by Jeff Miller.
Mar 1991 [act] 83165 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Dec 1991 [act] 83165 USAF 163 TFS 'FW' F-16C Block 25B
15 Mar 1992 [act] 83165 USAF 163 FS 'FW' F-16C Block 25B
Jun 1994 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B
Jun 2004 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Aug 2004 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B
Jan 2006 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Apr 2006 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B "Lethal Lady"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
06 Aug 2007 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B "Lethal Lady"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Wore 15 various bomb markings and three gun strafe markings.
05 Nov 2007 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B "Lethal Lady"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Continued to wear 15 various bomb markings and three gun straif markings from prior OIF deployment.
24 Mar 2008 [act] 83165 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 25B "Lethal Lady" News Article
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
7,000 Flying Hours
Was the first F-16 airframe to break 7,000 flight hours and a small commemorative decal was applied to the tail in 2008. This Viper also wears 15 various bomb markings and three gun strafe markings from a prior OIF deployment and hence was called 'Lethal Lady'. It was retired just a few months after reaching the 7,000 flight hours.
15 Nov 2008 [i/a] 83165 F-16C Block 25B "Lethal Lady"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Last flight occured on November 14th, 2008. Aircraft was scheduled for AMARC but was saved from that fate. Continued to wear 15 various bomb markings and three gun straif markings from prior OIF deployment even through to retirement.
09 Dec 2014 [pre] 83165 F-16C Block 25B "Lethal Lady"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Gate guard outside the Air Guard Base in Burlington.

Crew Chief Comments

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SSgt. Nathan Swineheart

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332 aew , 2004 - 2007
Crewed this jet while deployed in Qatar, where it tried to poke my eye out with its pitot tube (hence pitot), and again while in Balad when it passed 6000 hours in 2006, and worked it in phase in Balad in 2007 just before it broke 7000 hours


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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