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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1479

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Aircraft: : 85-1479
LM Aero T/V 5C-259
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85479
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF 85479
F-16C Block 30A
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Jan 1987 [act] 85479 F-16C Block 30A
Feb 1987 [act] 85479 USAF 86 TFW 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Jun 1988 [act] 85479 USAF 527 AS 'WR' F-16C Block 30A
Russian Bear
The first European Aggressor F-16, marked with bort code '01' and parked in front of a Hardened Aircraft Shelter adorned with a Russian bear and star. The aircraft belonged to the only USAFE aggressor squadron - the 527th AS - based at RAF Bentwaters in the UK.
Feb 1990 [act] 85479 USAF 512 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85479 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Mar 1993 [act] 85479 USAF 706 FS 'NO' F-16C Block 30A
Oct 1996 [act] 85479 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A

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TSgt. Ernest Olivares

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457th Fighter Squadron "Spads" , 2014 -
Weekend Warrior status workin' the mighty F-16 again at NAS Ft. Worth JRB.

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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