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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0228

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Aircraft: : 87-0228
LM Aero T/V 5C-489
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87228
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87228
F-16C Block 30F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
08 Jun 1988 [act] 87228 F-16C Block 30F
Jul 1988 [act] 87228 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 1990 [act] 87228 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

19 Jan 1991 [msh] 87228 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

Shot down in Desert Storm from an SA-6. Combat loss number 10 in Desert Storm. The pilot, Captain Harry 'Mike' Roberts, ejected safely, but was taken prisoner. Aircraft was on a mission to attack the Air Defense Headquarters Building in Baghdad. Aircraft had flown 4 combat missions before being lost.
19 Jan 1991 [w/o] 87228 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F

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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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