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Unread post23 Apr 2009, 04:15

I bought a Franklin Mint F16 die cast model today and am looking for some history on the aircraft. The tail code is MO, the serial # is 91-401, it has an Air Combat Command badge on the tail, a 389th Fighter Squadron badge on the side of the intake, 10 mission markings under the cockpit, a large painting on each side of the fuselage that says "We will take it from here" and shows a soldier holding an American flag standing next to a fireman in front of a demolished building. Also, the only armament are wingtip air to air missiles. They are also twin fuel tanks.

I am wondering where the missions were flown and when and where???

The serial numbers shows it is an F16C - block 52D model.

Thanks for the help!

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Unread post23 Apr 2009, 10:00

It served in Operation Enduring Freedom:


USAF F-16C block 52 #91-0401 from the 389th FS. Nose art 'We'll Take it From Here' displayed on the jet while deployed to a base at a forward location, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. [USAF photo by SSgt. Tiffany Page]



Captain Brett "Zipper" Robinson seated in the cockpit of USAF F-16C block 52 #91-0401 which is assigned to the 398th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo was taken on December 4th, 2001. [USAF photo by TSgtT Michael R. Nixon]



Fighter pilot, Capt. Brett "Zipper" Robinson, takes his F-16C (91-0401) on a sortie in support of operation 'Enduring Freedom' on December 4th, 2001. Note the odd configuration with a ASQ-213 HARM interface and JDAM's under the wings. [USAF photo by TSgt Michael R. Nixon]



USAF F-16C block 52 #91-0401 of the 389th FS nose art "We'll Take it From Here" taken during OEF deployment to Al Udeid AB, Qatar during November 2001 to January 2002. [Photo by Andy Bauer]



Nose art on this USAF F-16C 91-0401 remembering the 9-11 attacks. Note the weapon logos on the nose. Picture taken on a forward located base in support of operation 'Enduring Freedom' on December 20th, 2001. One more mission marking was added later. [USAF photo by SSgt Tiffany Page]


The missions were flown in 2001, the squadron has been converted to F-15E in 2007, most of the Vipers went to the 157th FS (Swamp Fox). Some went to the Thunderbirds.
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Unread post23 Apr 2009, 13:05

401 is now assigned to SCANG.
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Unread post23 Apr 2009, 21:03

Back in my 389th days 401 was a code 1 machine! Good jet! :evil:
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Unread post24 Apr 2009, 05:57

Thanks to all for your help on this.

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