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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0402




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Aircraft: : 79-0402
LM Aero T/V 61-187
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79402
F-16A Block 10B
Current USAF 79402
F-16A Block 10B
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
05 May 1981 [act] 79402 F-16A Block 10B
11 Dec 1981 [act] 79402 USAF 2872 TS F-16A Block 10B "City of Roy / Little Precious Sweet 16"
Delivered to the squadron entirly painted in white. Orange was added to the aircraft to provide higher visability. The names were pained on the ventral fins. Tail code was orange but contained the four letters 'HAFB'.
This jet was a special test aircraft with mux bus recorder, external cameras for munition testing. She played an important role in increasing the combat capability and reliability for the USAF, AFRC, ANG and foreign F-16A model.
01 Oct 1991 [act] 79402 USAF 15 TS F-16A Block 10B "City of Roy / Little Precious Sweet 16"
White and orange paint scheme, 'HAFB tail code'. The 2872 TS became the 15 TS.
Dec 1994 [act] 79402 USAF 514 FTS F-16A Block 10B "City of Roy / Little Precious Sweet 16"
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: HAFB
White and orange paint scheme.
22 Aug 1995 [pre] 79402 F-16A Block 10B "Little Precious"
Hill AFB, Utah west gate. In 2017, the aircraft was put on display at the local museum.
26 Sep 2006 [pre] 79402 F-16A Block 10B
Hill AFB, Utah west gate. The aircraft was remounted on the pole but with a standard grey paint scheme.
Jan 2011 [sto] 79402 F-16A Block 10B
The aircraft was evidently removed from the pedestal.
Aug 2012 [sto] 79402 F-16A Block 10B
Put back on its feet at an annex at Hill AFB.
Oct 2017 [pre] 79402 F-16A Block 10B "Little Precious"

Residing at the Hill AFB museum, restored in its orange test scheme.

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SSgt. Vicki Lewis

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Thsi bird was the acft we tested the hydralic fluid at -50 degrees at Eglin AFB FL.


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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