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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0440




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Aircraft: : 88-0440
LM Aero T/V 1C-42
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88440
F-16C Block 40B
Current USAF 88440
F-16C Block 40B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Nov 1989 [act] 88440 F-16C Block 40B
May 1990 [act] 88440 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
02 Sep 1990 [msh] 88440 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
While parked en route to Al Minhad AB for Desert Storm was struck on the tail by a taxiing C-130. The tip of the wing on the C-130 just managed to clip the tip of the tail on the F-16. Damage was heavy enough to put the aircraft out of commission for Desert Storm. When the aircraft returned to flyable status the war was over and the aircraft was assigned to the 34th TFS.
Unknown [act] 88440 USAF 34 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Jun 1991 [act] 88440 USAF 309 TFS 'HS' F-16C Block 40B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88440 USAF 309 FS 'HS' F-16C Block 40B
02 Oct 1992 [act] 88440 USAF 309 FS 'SW' F-16C Block 40B
Aug 1993 [act] 88440 USAF 34 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40B
Jun 1994 [act] 88440 USAF 36 FS 'OS' F-16C Block 40B
Oct 2009 [msh] 88440 USAF 36 FS 'OS' F-16C Block 40B
Was hit on the rudder by a taxiing KC-135. The aircrew of the KC-135 didn't not follow commands of the crew chief at EOR and continued to taxi by, hitting the rudder on the middle static discharger. The aircraft was quickly fixed.
Jan 2010 [act] 88440 USAF 36 FS 'OS' F-16C Block 40B

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A1C. Jeremiah Kelley

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , 2011 - 2012
My Very First Jet!

SSgt. Tavis Garren

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , -

SSgt. Jarrod Mc Millian

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , 2008 - 2009
The most exciting day was a bird strike on take off that turned into hot brakes that turned into being hit by a KC-135 and being impounded for 2 weeks.

SSgt. Timmy Dillard

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36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" , 1993 - 1994
For the first six months we had block 42s, I crewed 89-2012 and 89-2002 and 88-0440.


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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