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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0277




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Aircraft: : 87-0277
LM Aero T/V 5C-538
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87277
F-16C Block 30H
Current USAF 87277
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] 87277 F-16C Block 30H
Oct 1988 [act] 87277 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30H
Nov 1991 [act] 87277 USAF 14 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30H
Jun 1995 [act] 87277 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30H "City of Clovis"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 27 FW
15 Mar 1998 [act] 87277 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 27 FW
Deployment: Southern Watch

Only the aircraft deployed with the 523rd FS.
May 1998 [act] 87277 USAF 522 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30H
Tail markings were dropped sometime after the deployment for OSW.
Jun 2003 [act] 87277 USAF 188 FS 'NM' F-16C Block 30H
Unknown [act] 87277 USAF 188 FS F-16C Block 30H
Tail code has been dropped in favour of better unit markings in early 2005.
29 Oct 2007 [act] 87277 USAF 188 FS F-16C Block 30H "Team America"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Derka, Derka, Derka is a reference in the movie Team America, produced by the same people as the TV show South Park. Wore six bomb markings on the nose, looks like three of one type and three of a GBU.
Unknown [act] 87277 USAF 188 FS F-16C Block 30H
15 Apr 2010 [act] 87277 USAF 121 FS F-16C Block 30H

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SSgt. Bruce Farneti

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14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" , 1993 - 1995

SSgt. Brandon Rose

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522nd Fighter Squadron "Fireballs" , 2000 - 2000

SSgt. Ashley Van Winkle

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121st Fighter Squadron "Capital Guardians" , 2011 -

SMSgt. Dan Henderson

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522nd Fighter Squadron "Fireballs" , 2001 - 2003


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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