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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0351




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Aircraft: : 87-0351
LM Aero T/V 1C-2
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87351
F-16C Block 40
Current USAF 87351
F-16C Block 40
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Feb 1989 [act] 87351 F-16C Block 40
Nov 1989 [act] 87351 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16C Block 40
Jun 1990 [act] 87351 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87351 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40
Oct 1993 [act] 87351 USAF 74 FS 'FT' F-16C Block 40
06 Oct 1995 [act] 87351 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40
Jun 1999 [act] 87351 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40 "Ford"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Allied Force

Marked up additionally with 555 Triple Nickel - 1000 Allied Force Missions as well as nose art of the 'Ford' logo.
Aug 2000 [act] 87351 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 31 OSS
23 Sep 2005 [act] 87351 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

10 Jan 2006 [act] 87351 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40
10 Apr 2009 [act] 87351 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40 "Lady Luck"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
The bit ball door was also adorned with the Lady Luck artwork.

Crew Chief Comments

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TSgt. Victor Mercado

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555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" , 1995 - 1997

SSgt. Juan Silver

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555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" , 2009 - 2012
ADCC on 351 since June 2009. While I've been crewing her she's been to Afghanistan twice and dropped bombs in Operation Odyssey Dawn/ Unified Protector. I deployed with her to Afghanistan where she dropped 33 GBU 38s/54s and fired 11 rockets 5 of which were the first ever fired in combat by an F16 (according to our Fighter Squadron Deputy Commander). She flew watch over the downed chinnook with the SEALs while ceews cleaned up the wreckage. I named her "Lady Luck" and put a stencil on the nose door and put 2 pin-ups on the comm and bit ball doors. I also believe she is the first block 40 to reach 8000 flying ours. She's sitting around 8150 now.

MSgt. Bryan Valdez

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , 1991 - 1993

Sgt. Randy Meverden

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , 1991 - 1992
1991 Gunsmoke Team Member

SSgt. Ryan Galler

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555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" , 2012 - 2013

MSgt. James Riddle

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74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" , 1994 - 1995
Second Block 40 - what is it with #2

SSgt. Jason Via

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555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" , 2001 - 2003
Second wipe under Jeff Anderson. We both assisted with painting this one up in Ramstein when it became the OSS flagship. Became the DCC when Jeff PCS'ed and Tom Blume was my assistant. Cleanest jet I ever worked, and flew pretty good also.


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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