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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0437




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Aircraft: : 88-0437
LM Aero T/V 1C-39
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88437
F-16C Block 40B
Current USAF 88437
F-16C Block 40B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Oct 1989 [act] 88437 F-16C Block 40B
Nov 1989 [act] 88437 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Jun 1990 [act] 88437 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Desert Storm

01 Oct 1991 [act] 88437 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Jul 1992 [act] 88437 USAF 34 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 FW
Oct 2002 [act] 88437 USAF 34 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Unknown [act] 88437 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Nov 2010 [act] 88437 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

Unknown [act] 88437 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
08 Sep 2011 [msh] 88437 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
A storm hit Nellis AFB, Nevada on September 8, 2011 at just after 5pm causing a row of aircraft sunshelters to fall striking aircraft and injuring airman. In total eleven F-16s and two A-10s were damaged.
Oct 2011 [act] 88437 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Jun 2016 [act] 88437 F-16C Block 40B

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SrA. Eric Gerke

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4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" , -

A1C. Michael Wilson

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , 1990 - 1991
Part of the original Block 40 aircraft at Hill AFB, went to Desert Shield and Desert Storm

TSgt. Matt Perry

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34th Fighter Squadron "Rams" , 2005 - 2005


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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