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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0428




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Aircraft: : 88-0428
LM Aero T/V 1C-30
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88428
F-16C Block 40B
Current USAF 88428
F-16C Block 40B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Sep 1989 [act] 88428 F-16C Block 40B
05 Oct 1989 [act] 88428 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Nov 1990 [act] 88428 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Desert Storm

01 Oct 1991 [act] 88428 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Aug 1994 [act] 88428 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Dec 1999 [act] 88428 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 OG
04 Aug 2004 [act] 88428 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 OG
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

In late September the aircraft had a minor mishap in which it struck a bunny in Iraq. The pilot had to break heavily to stop the aircraft safely and a fire in the breaks resulted. Much of the undercarriage was damaged and it had to be replaced/overhauled, but the aircraft was flying again by the end of the month.
05 Jan 2005 [act] 88428 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 OG
Unknown [act] 88428 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 OG
02 May 2006 [act] 88428 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B News Article
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 OG
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Hit 6000 flight hours during this deployment.
18 Sep 2006 [act] 88428 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 OG
26 Apr 2010 [act] 88428 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 40B
Sep 2016 [act] 88428 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
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SSgt. Steve Gibson

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , -
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TSgt. Eric Malicki

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , 2007 -


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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