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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0088




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Aircraft: : 78-0088
LM Aero T/V 62-14
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78088
F-16B Block 1
Current USAF 78088
F-16B Block 1
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Jun 1979 [act] 78088 F-16B Block 1
23 Jun 1979 [act] 78088 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Apr 1983 [act] 78088 USAF 310 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Oct 1988 [act] 78088 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
01 Oct 1991 [act] 78088 USAF 416 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 TW
Wears a red and white paint scheme. Test bed for CTF high AOA.
Jul 1996 [act] 78088 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 TW
Wears a red and white paint scheme.
06 Jun 1997 [act] 78088 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 TW
Red and white paint scheme with markings '1st TO EXCEED 5000 FLT HRS 06 JUNE 1997' on nose gear door.
22 Oct 1997 [msh] 78088 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 TW
Suffered a mid-air collision with AT-38B 62-3746 which were both photo chasing B-1B 84-0049 for a weapons separation test. The AT-38B crashed with both on board being killed. The F-16 landed safely with damage to the left wingtip.
05 Oct 2001 [act] 78088 USAF 416 FLTS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 TW
Red and white paint scheme. Passed 6000 flight hours on October 5th, 2001 and believed to be the first to do so.
Mar 2004 [i/a] 78088 USAF 82 TRW 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 TW
Still has red and white paint scheme and used as a GF-16 at Sheppard AFB, Texas.
01 Jun 2012 [pre] 78088 F-16B Block 1
Arrived by truck at the Cape May County Airport museum on June 1, 2012 and was moved by the Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation and being assembled for display.
Oct 2015 [pre] 78088 F-16B Block 1
Not on display as thought, but being used for damaged aircraft recovery training

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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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