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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0259




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Aircraft: : 87-0259
LM Aero T/V 5C-520
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87259
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87259
F-16C Block 30F
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
26 Aug 1988 [act] 87259 F-16C Block 30F
Dec 1988 [act] 87259 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 1990 [act] 87259 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 58 missions
Jun 1992 [act] 87259 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30F
Jan 1994 [act] 87259 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30F
Apr 1997 [act] 87259 USAF 80 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 8 OG
May 2001 [act] 87259 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F
Aug 2001 [act] 87259 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 482 FW
16 May 2007 [act] 87259 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

13 Aug 2007 [act] 87259 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F
Unknown [act] 87259 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 482 OG
May 2019 [act] 87259 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30F

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TSgt. William Simmons

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80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" , 1999 - 2000
Oldest jet the 80th had. It was always dirty. I tried to clean it, but was never successful.

SSgt. Jay Sullivan

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80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" , 1994 - 1995
While I was crewing this aircraft the new OG selected my aircraft for his aircraft.


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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