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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0262




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Aircraft: : 86-0262
LM Aero T/V 5C-368
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86262
F-16C Block 30D
Current USAF 86262
F-16C Block 30D
Status [act]
First build C-model with the MCID (Modular Common Inlet Duct) for the USAF.

My name is Craig "Trigger" Stevenson and I was the pilot of #86-0262 the day of the MiG kill. I found your website while searching for pictures of my jet. I signed the kill star when "Carp" Carpenter brought the jet to Moody for my retirement ceremony in December of 2002.
Just wanted to let you know the date of the kill was January 17th, 1993, two years after the start of Desert Storm. Thanks for the great website!
Thanks


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Oct 1987 [act] 86262 F-16C Block 30D
Nov 1987 [act] 86262 USAF 81 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30D
Dec 1989 [act] 86262 USAF 612 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30D
Dec 1991 [act] 86262 USAF 23 FS 'SP' F-16C Block 30D
17 Jan 1993 [act] 86262 USAF 23 FS 'SP' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Shot down a MiG-23 with an AMRAAM that was challenging the no fly zone over Iraq on January 17, 1993. This kill was the second kill using the AMRAAM missile.
Dec 1993 [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D
Jun 1997 [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D
Deployment: Northern Watch

Jul 1997 [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D
Dec 2002 [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
MiG-23 kill marking remained. The pilot that scored the kill signed next to the star when the jet was brought to his retirement ceremony in December 2002 at Moody AFB, Georgia.
Unknown [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D "City of Dayton"
MiG-23 kill marking remained.
Unknown [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D "Ohio"
Unknown [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D "Leiston England 1944 to 1945"
Unknown [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 178 FW
Jul 2005 [act] 86262 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 162 FS
Jul 2010 [act] 86262 USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 30D

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SSgt. Chris Sanborn

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158th Fighter Wing , 2010 -

SSgt. Dan Wayble

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162nd Fighter Squadron "Sabers" , 2004 -
This is the first bird I've been DCC on. She's got a lot of history; the first block 30 big-mouth and a Mig-23 kill. I've spent a lot of time with this jet, both on and off the clock. I took all the panels that are open for a preflight insp. off and polished/painted them. I also polished all the probes, intake lights, JFS door, hubcaps, and landing/taxi light rings. We attend several airshows every year, so if you see us, stop and say hello.

TSgt. Scott Snell

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23rd Fighter Squadron "Fighting Hawks" , 1992 - 1993


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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