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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0242




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Aircraft: : 87-0242
LM Aero T/V 5C-503
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87242
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87242
F-16C Block 30F
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Jul 1988 [act] 87242 F-16C Block 30F
Aug 1988 [act] 87242 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 16 AF
Nov 1990 [act] 87242 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 55 missions in Desert Storm.
Jan 1992 [act] 87242 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 86 WG
May 1994 [act] 87242 USAF 176 FS 'WI' F-16C Block 30F "Stoughton"
07 Jun 2011 [msh] 87242 USAF 176 FS 'WI' F-16C Block 30F News Article
Crashed into an unoccupied vacation home in the town of New Chester around 13:20h local time. Was one of two fighter jets which had taken off from Truax Field in Madison for a routine training mission in the vicinity of Volk Field. Pilot ejected safely.
07 Jun 2011 [w/o] 87242 USAF 176 FS 'WI' F-16C Block 30F

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TSgt. Michael Boschker

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512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" , 1989 - 1993
86FW Flag Ship ADCC What an Aircraft Assisted in new tail flash design great looking thunder bolt DCC Sgt (Chief now) Kevin Brogan

SSgt. Scott Stutler

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614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils" , 1989 - 1991
Was the 16th AF CC Jet. I was the DCC. A1c Chris Taylor was the ADCC. We had everything on that jet chromed out. Good flyer My pilot brought back a cat from Doha inside of it. CONAN...... It was the last jet to leave TJ.

CMSgt. Kevin Brogan

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512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" , 1989 - 1993
Became the Wing Crew Chief and was asked what jet I wanted (We got some newer aircraft in) and I picked her. Me and my ADCC (Mike Boschker) designed the Wing Tail Flash (Blue and Gold Lightning Bolt) and actually had to tape it out on the tail in the paint barn because the civilian paint shop guys couldn't get the dimensions right. My favorite jet by far.


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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