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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0323




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Aircraft: : 87-0323
LM Aero T/V 5C-584
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87323
F-16C Block 32J
Current USAF 87323
F-16C Block 32J
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Feb 1989 [act] 87323 F-16C Block 32J
Mar 1989 [act] 87323 USAF 64 AS 'WA' F-16C Block 32J
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: FWS
Dec 1991 [act] 87323 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32J
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1992 - 2008 timeframe. Had number 1 attached on June 11th, 1999; number 2 in the 2004 season; number 3 on March 3rd, 2003 and number 4 on April 1st, 2005. Was probably a replacement for F-16C #87-0303.
Dec 2008 [act] 87323 F-16C Block 32J
16 Nov 2011 [pre] 87323 F-16C Block 32J
Preserved at Nellis AFB as a Thunderbird.

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MSgt. Richard Reif

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2004 - 2008

MSgt. Blaine Edinger

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2000 - 2001
Aircraft was #6 for the show season

MSgt. Anthony Koehler

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57th Fighter Wing , 1988 - 1991

CMSgt. James Tibbetts

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 1998 - 1999
It was Thunderbird #1

SMSgt. Andy Vasquez

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2003 - 2004
Thunderbird #2 DCC

SMSgt. Mike Radford

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2002 - 2002


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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