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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1236




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Aircraft: : 84-1236
LM Aero T/V 5C-73
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84236
F-16C Block 25C
Current USAF 84236
F-16C Block 25C
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Aug 1985 [act] 84236 F-16C Block 25C
05 Sep 1985 [act] 84236 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C
Jan 1991 [act] 84236 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 46 missions in Desert Storm. Mission markings may have been down both sides of the nose.
Jan 1992 [act] 84236 USAF 163 TFS 'FW' F-16C Block 25C
15 Mar 1992 [act] 84236 USAF 163 FS 'FW' F-16C Block 25C
07 Aug 2007 [act] 84236 USAF 163 FS 'FW' F-16C Block 25C
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Unknown [act] 84236 USAF 163 FS 'FW' F-16C Block 25C
Unknown [act] 84236 USAF 179 FS 'MN' F-16C Block 25C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 148th FW
14 Sep 2010 [act] 84236 USAF 64 AGRS 'WA' F-16C Block 25C
Still wearing it's former markings.
31 May 2011 [act] 84236 USAF 64 AGRS 'WA' F-16C Block 25C
Fresh out of the paint shop in new desert camouflage scheme. Bort number 36.

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TSgt. Rollin Rathbun

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17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" , 1987 - 1988
Sgt. Lively crewed this acft when I first got to Shaw. His whole misiion in life was to have a clean jet no matter how bad it flew.

MSgt. Cory Cain

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64th Aggressor Squadron "Aggressors" , 2010 - 2011
the jet was a guard transfer from Duluth... it was their wing jet... had a BIG YELLOW cartoon bulldog on the tail flash.. it was nice cause you could see it in pattern... bad because it was now part of an aggressor squadron and it kinda sticks out... they were originally gonna paint it black and white.. fitting considering my callsign and i was stoked.. but supervision grew impatient waiting for the approval and had it painted desert.. i was slightly upset.. but more so when i went to pick it up from paint shop.. they didn't let the under coat dry before added the second brown... so the paint sagged under the new brown in waves and gobs.. the paint on top of the wings had already started to crack... and forget the 60 grit sand paper texture.. there were negative footprints on top of the aircraft where they had stepped while the paint was wet and peeled up the paint to primer.. it was also found on the stabs.. ON THE STABS!!! WHO THE F#$% IS STEPPING ON THE STABS?


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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