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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0278




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Aircraft: : 87-0278
LM Aero T/V 5C-539
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87278
F-16C Block 30H
Current USAF 87278
F-16C Block 30H
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Oct 1988 [act] 87278 F-16C Block 30H
25 Oct 1988 [act] 87278 USAF 62 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30H
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87278 USAF 62 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30H
May 1993 [act] 87278 USAF 176 FS 'WI' F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 128 FW
May 1996 [act] 87278 USAF 176 FS 'WI' F-16C Block 30H "Cottage Grove"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 115 FW
Tail markings were changed when the wing was renumbered.
Jun 2008 [act] 87278 USAF 176 FS F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
  • Unit Markings: 115 FW
Special 60th Anniversary markings applied to the tail.
Aug 2014 [act] 87278 USAF 176 FS F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Badger tail art applied

Crew Chief Comments

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SrA. Philip Delson

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176th Fighter Squadron "Badgers" , 2005 -
The first Viper I got to work on at my home unit. Happens to be the Wing Jet (115th Fighter Wing)

TSgt. Vince Lustfeldt

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , -


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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