The 16th TFTS was the first unit at Hill AFB, UT to get the F-16. When I got to Hill AFB there were only 78-001, 78-002, 78-003, 78-004, 78-006 and a B Model. MOT&E had six or seven aircraft. After all the aircraft arrived I was eventually assigned F-16B 78-095, F-16B 78-096 was painted to the "lizard" green camo.
One of my better times was going to Ft. Worth to see my aircraft roll off the assembly line. Due to restraints I never saw my aircraft but received the first three Israeli F-16’s as they went through there acceptance test. The aircraft were painted in the tan desert scheme with the Star of David on the wings. These were covered up with the Stars and Bars while the aircraft finished up testing in the US before heading to Israel.
Nothing like taking an F-16 to the wash rack. Soaping it down before heading to grab a bite to eat only to return and see as you rinsed the aircraft you come to realize the soap you used was paint stripper. Oops! Oh well got a new paint job out of the deal.