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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0081




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Aircraft: : 78-0081
LM Aero T/V 62-7
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78081
F-16B Block 1
Current USAF 78081
F-16B Block 1
Status [scr]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Feb 1979 [act] 78081 F-16B Block 1
23 Feb 1979 [act] 78081 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Used for weapon mechanical fit check.
06 Dec 1982 [act] 78081 USAF 310 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
First F-16 to be assigned at Luke AFB.
Oct 1988 [act] 78081 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 1

Oct 1992 [act] 78081 USAF 416 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Red and white paint scheme
Unknown [act] 78081 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Red and white paint scheme
Mar 2004 [i/a] 78081 USAF 82 TRW 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Sheppard AFB as GF-16B with a red and white paint scheme
16 Sep 2009 [scr] 78081 F-16B Block 1

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SMSgt. Brian Seabury

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310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" , 1982 - 1985
This was the first assigned F-16 to the 58th TTW. I was lucky enough to go to Hill AFB, UT for the acceptance. I flew in the back seat with the Wing Commander, Col. Malcolm F. Bolton on Dec 6, 1982. It was the best F-16 I ever crewed.

TSgt. Gerald Rigolosi

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412th Test Wing , 1998 - 2000
was re-assigned to 87392 for a year and then crewed a loaner aircraft form the Ohio ANG .


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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