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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1570




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Aircraft: : 85-1570
LM Aero T/V 5C-312
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85570
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF QF-001
QF-16C Block 30B
Status [des]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Jun 1987 [act] 85570 F-16C Block 30B
28 Jun 1987 [act] 85570 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Aug 1990 [act] 85570 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85570 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Aug 1992 [act] 85570 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B "Widow Maker"

Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Sep 2004 [act] 85570 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Sep 2006 [act] 85570 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

03 Mar 2007 [act] 85570 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Mar 2009 [act] 85570 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 174 FW
11 Mar 2010 [sto] AAFG0638 USAF AMARC 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
09 Jul 2010 [con] 85570 'NY' QF-16C Block 30B
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida to develop the QF-16.
04 May 2012 [act] 85570 'NY' QF-16C Block 30B News Article
Completes first manned flight as QF-16. Still retains 174 FW markings & AMARC serial
Aug 2012 [act] QF-001 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30B
15 Sep 2017 [des] QF-001 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30B
By an AIM-120 fired by an F-15C. Total sorties: 6.

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SrA. Preston Cox

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138th Fighter Squadron "Cobras" , 2005 -

MSgt. Patrick Kinney

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14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" , -
I picked up this aircraft with 17 hours on it. I was her first crew chief. We deployed to Thailand for Cobra Gold 1988. Boom operator shoved the boom through the nose of the aircraft. Put a metal plate over the hole and painted sharks teeth on it. One of two aircraft picked to perform a live bomb drop in Thailand for multi-national dignitaries. I crewed this aircraft for two years then she was transferred to Florida. I saw her picture on the cover of Airmans magazine once. So glad to see she is still flying.


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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