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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0166




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Aircraft: : 78-0166
LM Aero T/V 6J-5
Plant SABCA
Local C/N B-018
Delivered BAF FB-05
F-16B Block 1
Current RJAF 159
F-16B Block 20 MLU
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Jan 1980 [act] FB-05 F-16B Block 1
01 Feb 1980 [act] FB-05 BAF 349 sqn F-16B Block 1
Dec 1981 [act] FB-05 BAF 10 W F-16B Block 1
Mar 1984 [act] FB-05 BAF OCU F-16B Block 1
Apr 1996 [act] FB-05 BAF 10 W F-16B Block 1
Mar 1998 [act] FB-05 BAF 2 W 'FS' F-16B Block 1
Unknown [con] FB-05 F-16B Block 20 MLU
Unknown [act] FB-05 BAF 2 W F-16B Block 20 MLU
08 Mar 2005 [act] FB-05 F-16B Block 20 MLU
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
'SABCA - 1000th' markings to indicate that this was the 1,000 th aircraft to be build or updated by the SABCA factory. This was also the last Belgian F-16 to go through the MLU program.
May 2005 [act] FB-05 BAF 2 W F-16B Block 20 MLU
May 2007 [act] FB-05 BAF 1 sqn 'FS' F-16B Block 20 MLU
Unknown [sto] FB-05 F-16B Block 20 MLU
Kleine Brogel AB for refurbishment
13 Jul 2011 [act] 159 F-16B Block 20 MLU
FMS Program: Peace Falcon V
FMS Serial: M14-16

Aug 2011 [act] 159 RJAF 1 sqn F-16B Block 20 MLU
14 Jan 2016 [msh] 159 RJAF 1 sqn F-16B Block 20 MLU
Crashed with both pilots escaping unharmed.
14 Jan 2016 [w/o] 159 RJAF 1 sqn F-16B Block 20 MLU

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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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