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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0404




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Aircraft: : 79-0404
LM Aero T/V 61-189
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79404
F-16A Block 10B
Current USAF 79-0404
F-16A Block 10B
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Apr 1981 [act] 79404 F-16A Block 10B
25 Apr 1981 [act] 79404 USAF 429 TFS 'NA' F-16A Block 10B
Apr 1989 [act] 79404 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
Nov 1990 [act] 79404 USAF 138 TFS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
Deployment: Desert Storm

15 Mar 1992 [act] 79404 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16A Block 10B
May 1995 [act] 79404 USAF 195 FS F-16A Block 10B
Nov 2003 [i/a] 79404 F-16A Block 10B
At Kirtland AFB, New Mexico bought in to be an FTD trainer, but could not be used for such due to lack of T.O.'s. It is primarily the 188th FS paint test bird. All of our paint schemes are tested and reviewed on 79-0404 before going fleetwide. Most of the internal parts have been removed and this aircraft will never fly again.
Sep 2005 [pre] 79-0404 F-16A Block 10B
Preserved at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico in New Mexico ANG markings.
Jun 2015 [pre] 79-0404 F-16A Block 10B
Preserved at the New Mexico National Guard Headquarters in Santa Fe in New Mexico ANG markings.

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SSgt. Jay Murray

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429th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Black Falcons" , 1982 - 1982


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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