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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1565




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Aircraft: : 85-1565
LM Aero T/V 5C-307
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85565
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF AAFG0645
F-16C Block 30B
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 May 1987 [act] 85565 F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1987 [act] 85565 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1991 [act] 85565 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85565 USAF 72 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1992 [act] 85565 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B
Jul 1995 [act] 85565 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Supersonic"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
The Sonic and image on the nose art refers to the Sonic the Hedghog from the Genesis video games popular in the 90s.
May 1996 [act] 85565 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Pride of Siouxland"
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
  • Unit Markings: 174 FS/ 185 FW
Entirely painted gold with black markings, marked 174 FS / 185 FW and had 'Pride of Siouxland' on right side of fuselage and 'The Bats 50th Anniversary' on the left. The commander had always wanted an aircraft entirely painted gold.
Dec 1997 [act] 85565 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Supersonic"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Deployment: Southern Watch

May 1998 [act] 85565 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Supersonic"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Apr 2004 [act] 85565 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Sep 2006 [act] 85565 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

03 Mar 2007 [act] 85565 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
12 Jun 2008 [act] 85565 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

21 Sep 2008 [act] 85565 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
25 Feb 2009 [act] 85565 USAF 163 FS F-16C Block 30B
22 Apr 2010 [sto] AAFG0645 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30B

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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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