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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0098

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Aircraft: : 78-0098
LM Aero T/V 62-24
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78098
F-16B Block 1
Current USAF 78098
F-16B Block 1
Status [scr]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
10 Oct 1979 [act] 78098 F-16B Block 1
11 Oct 1979 [act] 78098 USAF 34 TFS 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Jul 1983 [act] 78098 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Unknown [msh] 78098 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Suffered a nose landing gear collaps during landing at Luke AFB. A Depot Field Team from Hill AFB replaced the forward equipment bay and the forward portion of the intake. It was repaired in late 1984.
Oct 1992 [act] 78098 USAF 416 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Red and white paint scheme.
Jan 1996 [act] 78098 USAF 416 FTS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Test bed for CTF high AOA at Edwards AFB, California
Mar 2004 [i/a] 78098 USAF 82 TRW 'ED' F-16B Block 1
To Sheppard AFB as GF-16 still in red and white paint scheme.
Unknown [i/a] 78098 USAF 82 TRW 'ST' F-16B Block 1
Repainted at Sheppard AFB to a gray scheme.
16 Sep 2009 [scr] 78098 F-16B Block 1
Scrapped at Sheppard AFB.

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Mr. Vince Bayne

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N/A , 1990 - 1991

Sgt. Kevin Kinslow

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1987 - 1990

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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