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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0429




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Aircraft: : 88-0429
LM Aero T/V 1C-31
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88429
F-16C Block 40B
Current USAF 88429
F-16C Block 40B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Sep 1989 [act] 88429 F-16C Block 40B
Oct 1989 [act] 88429 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Jun 1990 [act] 88429 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Desert Storm

Oct 1991 [act] 88429 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Oct 1993 [act] 88429 USAF 74 FS 'FT' F-16C Block 40B
Mar 1996 [act] 88429 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40B
Tiger mouth kept for short time from previous unit.
Mar 2003 [act] 88429 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

OSW/OIF
May 2003 [act] 88429 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40B
Sep 2007 [act] 88429 USAF 34 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Aug 2010 [act] 88429 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Oct 2014 [act] 88429 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Freedom Sentinel

01 May 2015 [act] 88429 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
21 Sep 2017 [act] 88429 USAF 8 FS 'HO' F-16C Block 40B

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A1C. Jesse Hammontree

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4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" , 2010 -

MSgt. Michael Regan

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74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" , 1993 - 1996
Anything and Everything you would want to learn about fuel spills was learned on this jet...I think we trained the Fire Dept on ground Emergency's with fuel spills; my crew chief Kevin called this pig Puddles....I worked mids servicing crew for a year and when I came off that shift I requested to work swing shift...My first night on shift he handed me the key's to 429...and said "it's yours I've worked it lomg enough"

CMSgt. Kevin Brogan

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74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" , 1993 - 1995
You ever have a jet just kick your ass right out of the gate...It took some time to show this one who was boss. The first time I went out to launch her the F1 fuel cell went tango uniform and pissed all over the ramp. When that got fixed, the next launch…my second attempt to get her in the air, the fuel line going to the A1 tank took a dump…hence she was affectionately forever know as “Puddles”. My last jet I ever crewed.


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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