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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1240




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Aircraft: : 84-1240
LM Aero T/V 5C-77
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84240
F-16C Block 25C
Current USAF AAFG0669
F-16C Block 25C
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Aug 1985 [act] 84240 F-16C Block 25C
Sep 1985 [act] 84240 USAF 86 TFW 'RS' F-16C Block 25C
Oct 1987 [act] 84240 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16C Block 25C
May 1988 [act] 84240 USAF 19 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C
Dec 1990 [act] 84240 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C "Wild Thang"

Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 46 missions in Desert Storm. Nose gear door art "Wild Thang" and a shark which may have been applied to several aircraft during the war, but also this aircraft. Nose gear door art remained till at least a year with the 457th FS.
Mar 1991 [act] 84240 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C
Oct 1991 [act] 84240 USAF 457 TFS 'TF' F-16C Block 25C
01 Feb 1992 [act] 84240 USAF 457 FS 'TF' F-16C Block 25C
Apr 1995 [act] 84240 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25C
23 Sep 2003 [msh] 84240 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25C
Left main gear collapsed while landing at night at Luke AFB, Arizona.The center line tank and pod mounted on the left wing sustained the most damage but was repaired. Aircraft was temporarily on loan to the 61st FS at the time of the crash but still owned by the 309th FS.
Unknown [act] 84240 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25C
18 May 2010 [sto] AAFG0669 USAF AMARC 'LF' F-16C Block 25C

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MSgt. Mitch Olivo

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309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" , 1996 - 1996
DCC on this jet for a few months before being assigned to the Ops Group jet.

SSgt. Joshua Milam

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309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" , 2005 -


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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