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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0232




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Aircraft: : 87-0232
LM Aero T/V 5C-493
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87232
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87232
F-16C Block 30F
Status [act]
DCC in 1991 was Ssgt. Wick Minnick.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Jun 1988 [act] 87232 F-16C Block 30F
Jul 1988 [act] 87232 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30F
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87232 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30F
01 Nov 1991 [act] 87232 USAF 63 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 56 FW
Jan 1993 [act] 87232 USAF 86 FW 'RS' F-16C Block 30F
May 1994 [act] 87232 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F
Apr 2004 [act] 87232 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Mobile"
Sep 2004 [act] 87232 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Mobile"
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

13 Jan 2005 [act] 87232 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Mobile"
12 May 2006 [act] 87232 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Mobile"
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Aug 2006 [act] 87232 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Mobile"
14 Sep 2007 [act] 87232 USAF 100 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Mobile"
May 2011 [act] 87232 USAF 100 FS 'AL' F-16C Block 30F "City of Montgomery"

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MSgt. David Letke

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160th Fighter Squadron "Snakes" , 1991 - 2006
I was a traditional guardsman so I did not have a dedicated jet, but 232 carried my name for a while . Was a great assignment and worked with some outstanding people.

SSgt. Lowell Minnick

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63rd Fighter Squadron "Panthers" , 1989 - 1993
I was the wing commanders crew chief on this aircraft. Had several radar problems which turned out to be airconditioning problem causing radar to fail.

SSgt. Charles Brown

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N/A , -


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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