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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0331




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Aircraft: : 87-0331
LM Aero T/V 5C-592
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87331
F-16C Block 32J
Current USAF 87331
F-16C Block 32J
Status [scr]
DCC in 1993 was Ssgt. Greg Kimoto.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Mar 1989 [act] 87331 F-16C Block 32J
23 Mar 1989 [act] 87331 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 32J
Oct 1991 [act] 87331 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32J "Suitable Sub"
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1992 - 2008 timeframe. Had number 6 attached on April 1st, 1993; number 5 on June 11th, 1999; number 7 on March 3rd, 2003 and number 6 on April 1st, 2005.
14 Jan 2010 [sto] AAFG0630 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 32J
19 Dec 2017 [scr] 87331 F-16C Block 32J
Scrapped at HFV West in Tucson.

Crew Chief Comments

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SSgt. Duke Newsome

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , -

MSgt. Gregory Kimoto

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 1991 - 1994
The highlight of my career. Being a Crew Dawg on Thunderbird #6. Traveled to 47 of the 50 states during my 4 year tour with the Thunderbirds.


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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