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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0281




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Aircraft: : 87-0281
LM Aero T/V 5C-542
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87281
F-16C Block 30H
Current USAF F16C 87-0281
F-16C Block 30H
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Oct 1988 [act] 87281 F-16C Block 30H
Nov 1988 [act] 87281 USAF 81 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 81 TFS
Oct 1991 [act] 87281 USAF 81 FS 'SP' F-16C Block 30H
Apr 1994 [act] 87281 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30H
Oct 2001 [act] 87281 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

10 GBU markings under the canopy. Deployed for OSW but stayed for OEF. Unclear if the ONW mission markings were from the 2001 deployment, which was really OSW or the ONW deployment in 2000.
Unknown [act] 87281 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30H
Sep 2005 [act] 87281 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30H
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Still carried the mission markings from ONW/OEF
Dec 2005 [act] 87281 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30H
Still carried the mission markings from ONW/OEF
Unknown [act] 87281 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30H
Mar 2007 [act] 87281 USAF 466 FS F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
419th FW - Viper Out - tail flash
Jun 2007 [act] 87281 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16C Block 30H
Kept the special markings from the 466th FS
20 Mar 2014 [sto] F16C 87-0281 USAF AMARC 'FM' F-16C Block 30H

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SSgt. Matt Heslop

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466th Fighter Squadron "Diamondbacks" , 2002 - 2006

TSgt. Douglas McWhorter

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466th Fighter Squadron "Diamondbacks" , -


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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