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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0272




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Aircraft: : 87-0272
LM Aero T/V 5C-533
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87272
F-16C Block 30H
Current USAF 87272
F-16C Block 30H
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Sep 1988 [act] 87272 F-16C Block 30H
Oct 1988 [act] 87272 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30H
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87272 USAF 61 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30H
Apr 1993 [act] 87272 USAF 81 FS 'SP' F-16C Block 30H
Oct 1993 [act] 87272 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30H
Apr 1999 [act] 87272 USAF 182 FS 'SA' F-16C Block 30H
Was struck by a police car. He hit her right behind the air data probe on panel 1202. The Guard had to replace the entire nose of the aircraft i.e. bulkheads and the entire avionics and EW package.
Mar 2001 [act] 87272 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30H
Dec 2001 [act] 87272 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30H
Deployment: Southern Watch

Feb 2002 [act] 87272 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30H
Apr 2007 [act] 87272 USAF 124 FS F-16C Block 30H
25 Sep 2013 [act] 87272 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30H

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SSgt. Rick Gragido

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 2000 - 2004

SSgt. Jeffrey Martell

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 2001 - 2004
this jet is a car magnet

SSgt. Zachary Snook

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 2003 - 2008

CMSgt. Timothy Stavely

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , -

SSgt. Matt Snider

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 1999 - 2004
Got hit by a cop car while owned by the TX guard. I was told by my pilot that the maintainers laughed and cheered when it left TX. Found out it had a 3 yr history of CADC bus fails from said cop car. Avionics found that the guard guys rigged the AOA probes about 180 degrees off on one and 75 degrees off on the other. Once they rerigged it, she turned into a Code 1, High flying machine. Was the only DCC A1C at Cannon when I got her. They had to hide my name on the DCC list that went to the Col. for like 4 moths while I waited to sew on which was kinda cool.

SrA. Ashley Yost

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , -


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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