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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0298




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Aircraft: : 78-0298
LM Aero T/V 6K-27
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-089
Delivered RNoAF 298
F-16A Block 10B
Current RNoAF 298
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
01 Mar 1982 [act] 298 F-16A Block 10B
Oct 1982 [act] 298 RNoAF 332 skv F-16A Block 10B
May 1986 [act] 298 RNoAF 338 skv F-16A Block 10B
Unknown [con] 298 F-16A Block 20 MLU
May 2004 [act] 298 RNoAF 338 skv F-16A Block 20 MLU
24 Feb 2006 [msh] 298 RNoAF 338 skv F-16A Block 20 MLU

Aircraft was struck by lightning on finale approach to Bodø. Exact date unknown. The aircraft was taken to Kjeller for repairs and inspection.

9 CB's popped; 3 x MMC power, CADS, 2 x AOA HTR, PITOT HTR, GPS and Radar ant CB's popped. The pitot heater harnes was burned. The radome was black inside and the L/H horizontal stabiliser and ISA had clear damage from the lightning exiting through the static dischargers.
24 Nov 2009 [act] 298 RNoAF 338 skv F-16A Block 20 MLU
Being repared at Kjeller, Norway. Needed 36,000 hours to repair, including MLU M3 and Falcon Star upgrades.
May 2010 [act] 298 RNoAF 338 skv F-16A Block 20 MLU
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Special colorscheme to commemorate the update program for this F-16.

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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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