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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1568




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Aircraft: : 85-1568
LM Aero T/V 5C-310
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85568
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85568
QF-16C Block 30B
Status [con]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 May 1987 [act] 85568 F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1987 [act] 85568 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1991 [act] 85568 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85568 USAF 72 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1992 [act] 85568 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "The Beast"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Dec 1997 [act] 85568 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "The Beast"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Deployment: Southern Watch

May 1998 [act] 85568 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "The Beast"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Jun 2003 [act] 85568 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Sep 2006 [act] 85568 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

03 Mar 2007 [act] 85568 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
05 May 2010 [sto] AAFG0655 USAF AMARC 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
27 Sep 2018 [con] 85568 QF-16C Block 30B
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida.

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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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