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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0241




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Aircraft: : 87-0241
LM Aero T/V 5C-502
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87241
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87241
F-16C Block 30F
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Jul 1988 [act] 87241 F-16C Block 30F
12 Aug 1988 [act] 87241 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 1990 [act] 87241 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 45 missions
15 Jan 1992 [act] 87241 USAF 120 TFS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
15 Mar 1992 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
13 Aug 2001 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Each year, the NATO "Tiger Meet" gives member nations an opportunity to train together in simulated battle over the skies of Europe. 2001 marked the inaugural "Tiger Meet of the Americas", hosted by the "Cougars" of the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard and taking place at Buckley AFB. Heading up the "home team" was F-16C serial number 87-0241, adorned with a striking all over tiger-stripe paint scheme and bearing the phrase "Each Fights like a Tiger" on its fin.
21 Feb 2003 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Wore bomb markings with 12 GBU-12's and 4 JDAMS.
01 May 2003 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
27 May 2004 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Aug 2004 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 2007 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

May 2008 [act] 87241 USAF 120 FS 'CO' 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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