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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0222




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Aircraft: : 87-0222
LM Aero T/V 5C-483
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87222
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87222
F-16C Block 30F
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
09 Jun 1988 [act] 87222 F-16C Block 30F
Jul 1988 [act] 87222 USAF 613 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Oct 1991 [act] 87222 USAF 23 FS 'SP' F-16C Block 30F
Aug 1993 [act] 87222 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30F
Dec 1995 [act] 87222 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 178 FG
Nov 2002 [act] 87222 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30F "Mystery Machine"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
In small letters in the nose art states AKA TRIPLE DUECE COUPE
Jun 2005 [act] 87222 USAF 162 FS 'OH' F-16C Block 30F "Grave Digger"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
02 Oct 2007 [act] 87222 USAF 100 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F
Dec 2008 [act] 87222 USAF 100 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Birmingham"
May 2014 [act] 87222 USAF 100 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Birmingham"
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

Nov 2014 [act] 87222 USAF 100 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Birmingham"

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. Robert Owen

Crew Chief Profile
100th Fighter Squadron "Tuskegee Airman" , 2010 -
"City of Birmingham", Assigned Pilot Lt. Col. Lance "Zap" Glidden. Has the nose art of "Lighting Strick Twice". Recieved the jet from Springfield, Oh. It was known as the "Mystery Machine".


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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