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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0042




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Aircraft: : 78-0042
LM Aero T/V 61-38
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78042
F-16A Block 5
Current USAF 78042
F-16A Block 5
Status [pre]
This aircraft was accepted by the 58TTW in July or August of 1982. I finished the acceptance inspection after I was assigned there in July 82. I was her Crew Chief until I was reassigned in April of 85. I nickname her the ,"Arizona Favorite" after a popular TV Commercial of the time. I am not sure when she transferred out. SMSgt Dave Hicks (USAF Ret)


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
11 Dec 1979 [act] 78042 F-16A Block 5
12 Dec 1979 [act] 78042 USAF 34 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 5
Aug 1982 [act] 78042 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16A Block 5
Dec 1986 [act] 78042 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 5
Jun 1988 [act] 78042 USAF 160 TFS 'AL' F-16A Block 5 "City of Montgomery"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 187 TFG
15 Mar 1992 [act] 78042 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16A Block 5 "City of Montgomery"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 187 FG
May 1994 [i/a] 78042 'AL' F-16A Block 5 "City of Montgomery"
Dannelly Field, Alabama (BDR)
Unknown [i/a] 78042 'AL' F-16A Block 5 "City of Montgomery"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 187 FG
Located at Dannelly Field, Alabama being prepared for display.
Nov 2007 [pre] 78042 'AL' F-16A Block 5 "City of Montgomery"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 187 FW
Gate guard at Dannelly Field, Alabama.

Crew Chief Comments

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CMSgt. Kevin Brogan

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61st TFTS , 1985 - 1989
This is the first jet that I got to put my name on...granted it was just the nose wheel well but I still have a picture of it.

SMSgt. David Hicks

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1983 - 1985


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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