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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1420

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Aircraft: : 85-1420
LM Aero T/V 5C-200
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85420
F-16C Block 25F
Current USAF AAFG0611
F-16C Block 25F
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
14 Aug 1986 [act] 85420 F-16C Block 25F
18 Aug 1986 [act] 85420 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 9 AF
Dec 1990 [act] 85420 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25F "Code One Candy"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Unit Markings: 363 TFW
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 56 missions in Desert Storm. When the 363rd TFW returned home from Desert Storm in March of 1991 four aircraft kept their nose art for the Shaw AFB open house. The other three aircraft were with nose art: "Desert Shield", "Sweet . . . But Deadly", and "Hammer Time" which Warren Trask touched up before the show. All nose art but "Hammer Time" was removed right after the air show.
Mar 1991 [act] 85420 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25F
Dec 1991 [act] 85420 USAF 457 TFS 'TF' F-16C Block 25F

01 Feb 1992 [act] 85420 USAF 457 FS 'TF' F-16C Block 25F "Wild Thang"

Aug 1996 [act] 85420 USAF 182 FS 'SA' F-16C Block 25F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 149 FW
Jul 1999 [act] 85420 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 25F
Feb 2004 [act] 85420 USAF 179 FS 'MN' F-16C Block 25F
19 Sep 2008 [act] 85420 USAF 179 FS 'MN' F-16C Block 25F
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

20 Jan 2009 [act] 85420 USAF 179 FS 'MN' F-16C Block 25F
25 Mar 2009 [sto] AAFG0611 USAF AMARC 'MN' F-16C Block 25F

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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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