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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0247




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Aircraft: : 87-0247
LM Aero T/V 5C-508
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87247
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87247
F-16C Block 30F
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Jul 1988 [act] 87247 F-16C Block 30F
Aug 1988 [act] 87247 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 1990 [act] 87247 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 59 missions
Feb 1992 [act] 87247 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 1993 [act] 87247 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30F
Oct 2001 [act] 87247 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

Deployed for OSW but stayed for OEF.
Unknown [act] 87247 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30F
Jun 2007 [act] 87247 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F
May 2014 [act] 87247 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
  • Unit Markings: 482FW
25th anniversary markings (shark) to celebrate 25 years of F-16 operations within the squadron.
Unknown [act] 87247 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F

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TSgt. Scott Snell

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614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils" , 1989 - 1991
I crewed 87-257 during Operation Desert Storm. Launched Maj. Jeff "Tico" Tice on January 19, 1991 for the first daylight bombing of Baghdad, the day that he was shot down by a SAM.

TSgt. Douglas McWhorter

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466th Fighter Squadron "Diamondbacks" , - 2006


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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