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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0407




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Aircraft: : 88-0407
LM Aero T/V 5C-621
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88407
F-16C Block 30K
Current USAF 88407
F-16C Block 30K
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
14 Aug 1989 [act] 88407 F-16C Block 30K
15 Aug 1989 [act] 88407 USAF 26 AS F-16C Block 30K
Was painted in the two tone grey MiG-29 Fulcrum scheme for the 26th AS but never activated with the F-16.
Sep 1989 [act] 88407 USAF 35 TFS 'WP' F-16C Block 30K
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88407 USAF 35 FS 'WP' F-16C Block 30K
Apr 1999 [act] 88407 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30K
Apr 2007 [act] 88407 USAF 124 FS 'IA' F-16C Block 30K
Jan 2008 [act] 88407 USAF 124 FS 'IA' F-16C Block 30K
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

16 Jun 2008 [act] 88407 USAF 124 FS 'IA' F-16C Block 30K
Sep 2009 [act] 88407 USAF 124 FS 'IA' F-16C Block 30K
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 124 FS
Apr 2011 [act] 88407 USAF 124 FS 'IA' F-16C Block 30K
Sep 2013 [act] 88407 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30K

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SSgt. Dave Lang

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 1999 - 2003

SrA. Christian Mirande

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177th Fighter Wing , 2014 - 2016
DCC: Wonderful jet. After I inherited it, she went to Phase, Depot and sat Alert for several long periods. She went TDY several times, as did I, though never together. Only major recurrent problem was with the FCC. Otherwise was basically a Code 1 jet. My last memories are of her being torn apart for CANN and time changes as I leave for OTS/UPT.

SSgt. Stephen Eddy

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35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" , 1994 - 1995
Never have I worked harder to keep a jet in the air. Did good until both leading edge flaps fractured during BIT check on an extremely cold day 2 days before Christmas. Engineering rep attributed it to residual stress in the flaps. Took 3 months to get new LEF's. In the mean time she was raped bad. Me and Brad got her back in the air in a week when the new parts arrived though, raping the next can jet in the meantime. She also flew code 1 the first flight!

TSgt. John Lanier

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35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" , 1997 - 1998
Not a bad aircraft considering she had a new owner every year... :-)


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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