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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0663

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Aircraft: : 81-0663
LM Aero T/V 61-344
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81663
F-16A Block 15C
Current USAF 81663
F-16A Block 15C
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 May 1982 [act] 81663 F-16A Block 15C
23 Jun 1982 [act] 81663 USAF USAF ADS F-16A Block 15C
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1982 - 1991 timeframe. Had number 1 attached on March 29th, 1983; March 21st, 1984; May 5th, 1984 and number 7 on March 12th, 1987.
Jun 1992 [act] 81663 F-16A Block 15C
Oct 1992 [act] 81663 USAF 425 FS 'LF' F-16A Block 15C
Loaned to the RSAF for training purposes.
28 Jun 1996 [pre] 81663 F-16A Block 15C

Wright Patterson AFB Museum, Ohio as Thunderbirds no. 1. Original a P&W F100-PW-200 engine was installed as produced. The P&W F100-PW-220 was removed and replaced with the original -200 by the 180FW Ohio ANG, Toledo in the mid-90's to return this exhibit to original configuration. Aircraft was moved several times, was seen in a few different locations outside the museum before being moved inside.

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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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