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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0359




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Aircraft: : 87-0359
LM Aero T/V 1C-10
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87359
F-16C Block 40A
Current USAF 87359
F-16C Block 40A
Status [act]
Crew Chiefs on the jet are SSgt John Janese, SrA Daniel West and SrA Joe Khodabakhshian


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Jun 1989 [act] 87359 F-16C Block 40A
29 Jun 1989 [act] 87359 USAF 34 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87359 USAF 34 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40A
Oct 1993 [act] 87359 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40A
Apr 1994 [act] 87359 USAF 510 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40A
Oct 1994 [act] 87359 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40A
Apr 1999 [act] 87359 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40A "35 Swine"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Deployment: Allied Force

Art was done with chalk and it rained constantly. So only lasted at the most a few days then it was gone. This jet had 2 different designs applied. Second time additional text was added below artwork as 'Hog Wild'
Jan 2000 [act] 87359 USAF 510 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40A
Jul 2001 [act] 87359 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40A
23 Sep 2005 [act] 87359 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40A
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

10 Jan 2006 [act] 87359 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40A
Reached 6,000 hours on June 20th, 2006.

Crew Chief Comments

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Lt. Jacob Bailey

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416th Flight Test Squadron , 2001 - 2003

SSgt. Jason Via

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555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" , 2000 - 2001
Best flying jet I ever crewed. Second wipe under Kyle Brownstead.


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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