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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1500




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Aircraft: : 85-1500
LM Aero T/V 5C-280
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85500
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF QF-012
QF-16C Block 30B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Mar 1987 [act] 85500 F-16C Block 30B
May 1987 [act] 85500 USAF 13 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85500 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Jul 1994 [act] 85500 USAF 107 FS 'MI' F-16C Block 30B
May 1996 [act] 85500 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 181 FW
181 FW written vertically down the stabilizer. And marked "Indy 500" as part of the serial number.
Jul 2003 [act] 85500 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30B "Lets Roll"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Unit Markings: 181 FW
181 FW written vertically down the stabilizer. And marked "Indy 500" as part of the serial number. Small Lets Roll decal applied on nose but need to confirm date it was added, it was added at least September 2004. Also wears a SAM kill marking, but unknown if scored during ONW or OIF. 85-1555 also scored a SAM kill and that was in 2001 ONW.
04 May 2006 [act] 85500 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 181 FW
181 FW written vertically down the stabilizer. And marked "Indy 500" as part of the serial number.
27 Sep 2007 [act] 85500 USAF 119 FS F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 177 FW
14 Jul 2010 [sto] AAFG0706 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 177 FW
Mar 2014 [con] 85500 QF-16C Block 30B
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida.
08 Mar 2016 [act] QF-012 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30B

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MSgt. Jack Thomas, Jr.

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113th Fighter Squadron "Racers" , 1996 - 1998


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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