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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0284

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Aircraft: : 87-0284
LM Aero T/V 5C-545
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87284
F-16C Block 30H
Current USAF 87284
F-16C Block 30H
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Nov 1988 [act] 87284 F-16C Block 30H
Jan 1989 [act] 87284 USAF 480 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30H
Jun 1990 [act] 87284 USAF 613 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30H
04 Jan 1992 [act] 87284 USAF 120 TFS 'CO' F-16C Block 30H
15 Mar 1992 [act] 87284 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30H
04 Dec 1993 [act] 87284 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30H
Deployment: Northern Watch

01 Jan 1994 [act] 87284 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30H
21 Feb 2003 [act] 87284 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Wore markings with 20 GBU-12's and one Mk-82 for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sep 2003 [act] 87284 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30H
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Mission markings were still on aircraft when the Tiger paint scheme was applied but some were partially painted over.
Unknown [act] 87284 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30H

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MSgt. Donald DePedro

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480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" , 1988 - 1994
Met some friends here that I still keep in touch with. A lot of good memories come from Germany. Went to Hungry in 1990 to an air show. It was the first time the AF with the F-16 was there.

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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