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Airframe Details for F-16 #80-0550




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Aircraft: : 80-0550
LM Aero T/V 61-271
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 80550
F-16A Block 15
Current USAF 80550
F-16A Block 15
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
20 Nov 1981 [act] 80550 F-16A Block 15
Aug 1982 [act] 80550 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16A Block 15
Unknown [act] 80550 USAF 6516 TS F-16A Block 15
Used to test the combination of the LANTIRN system and the use of AGM-65 missiles.
Feb 1990 [act] 80550 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16A Block 15
Has an F-16C/D tail with the ADF's AIFF antenna on the nose. Aircraft is a mix of the F-16C/D and ADF variant.
Oct 1992 [act] 80550 USAF 416 TS 'ED' F-16A Block 15
Has an F-16C/D tail with the ADF's AIFF antenna on the nose. Aircraft is a mix of the F-16C/D and ADF variant.
Unknown [sto] 80550 F-16A Block 15
LMTAS fire service

Crew Chief Comments

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TSgt. Kevin McLaughlin

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416th Flight Test Squadron , 1990 - 1993
550 was the best jet I ever crewed. I sent her on her last flight to DFW where she still sits in retirement.


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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Jun 15, 2015 - 05:51 AM
F-16 80-0550

Aircraft 80-0550 is now a gate guard at the Des Moines Air National Guard base on In Des Moines Iowa.




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