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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1552




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Aircraft: : 85-1552
LM Aero T/V 5C-294
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85552
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85552
F-16C Block 30B
Status [act]
DCC in 2008 was TSgt. Hector Vazquez.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Apr 1987 [act] 85552 F-16C Block 30B
May 1987 [act] 85552 USAF 480 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30B "City of Wittlich"
Jul 1990 [act] 85552 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 52 TFW
Nov 1990 [act] 85552 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
  • Unit Markings: 52 TFW
Deployment: Desert Storm

Oct 1991 [act] 85552 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16C Block 30B "Bear Necessities"

Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
The nose-art was painted by the wife of the pilot, Lt.Col Bill (William) Campenni. The drawing was a panda bear with a bomb under one arm and an AIM-9 missile under the other, with smaller details of a honey jar and bee. The pilot, Lt. Col. Bill Campenni always carried along a scraggly stuffed panda bear for 20 years and over 3,000 hours. Both bear and pilot are now in retirement in Virginia.
Aug 1993 [act] 85552 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30B
Aug 1995 [act] 85552 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30B
09 Aug 2007 [act] 85552 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
  • Unit Markings: 113 TFS
Heritage markings, including naming the squadron 113th TFS. Special markings were added for pilot reunion held on August 13, 2007 and not for flight. A large heritage patch was placed on the tail and '113th TFS' runs down the rudder. The markings were quickly removed.
14 Aug 2007 [act] 85552 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30B
Sep 2008 [act] 85552 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30B
Jan 2010 [act] 85552 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Unknown [act] 85552 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30B
Aug 2015 [act] 85552 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30B

Crew Chief Comments

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SrA. Christian Mirande

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N/A , 2010 - 2013
ADCC

MSgt. Donald DePedro

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480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" , 1988 - 1994
Moved to the flag ship as the DCC. This was one of the best aircrafts I ever worked. Didn't break.

TSgt. Chris Johnsen

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23rd Fighter Squadron "Fighting Hawks" , 1991 - 1991
Wing Jet - I was the DCC, Kathy Saviano was the ACC and Col. Peskins was the pilot


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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