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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0053




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Aircraft: : 78-0053
LM Aero T/V 61-49
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78053
F-16A Block 5
Current USAF 78053
F-16A Block 5
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Feb 1980 [act] 78053 F-16A Block 5
14 Feb 1980 [act] 78053 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 5
Sep 1985 [act] 78053 USAF 466 TFS 'HI' F-16A Block 5
01 Feb 1992 [act] 78053 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16A Block 5
Unknown [i/a] 78053 'WW' F-16A Block 5
Misawa AFB, Japan (BDR)
Sep 1999 [pre] 78053 'WW' F-16A Block 5 "City of Wenatchee"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 35 FW
Located at Misawa AB, Japan. Not accessible by the pubic. The name of City of Wenatchee was put on the base of the tail.

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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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