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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1569

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Aircraft: : 85-1569
LM Aero T/V 5C-311
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85569
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF QF-005
QF-16C Block 30B
Status [des]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 May 1987 [act] 85569 F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1987 [act] 85569 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1991 [act] 85569 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85569 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1992 [act] 85569 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Bushwacker"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
04 Dec 1993 [act] 85569 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Northern Watch

Nose art remained.
01 Jan 1994 [act] 85569 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B
Nose art remained.
Unknown [act] 85569 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Double Barrel"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Escorted Air Force One from Offut AFB to Washington DC on the afternoon of September 11, 2001.
Jun 2003 [act] 85569 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
12 Mar 2010 [sto] AAFG0635 USAF AMARC 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
31 Aug 2010 [con] 85569 QF-16C Block 30B
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida to develop the QF-16.
19 Nov 2012 [act] QF-005 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30B
First QF-16 to arrive at Tyndall AFB flown in by retired Colonel Michael MacWilliam.
14 Jun 2018 [des] QF-005 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30B
By an AIM-9X fired by an F-35. Total sorties: 9.

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SSgt. Lowell Minnick

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63rd Fighter Squadron "Panthers" , 1989 - 1993
Won several awards with this aircraft. second jet i crewed at macdill

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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