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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0101

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Aircraft: : 78-0101
LM Aero T/V 62-27
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78101
F-16B Block 5
Current USAF 78101
F-16B Block 5
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Oct 1979 [act] 78101 F-16B Block 5
31 Oct 1979 [act] 78101 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16B Block 5
Unknown [act] 78101 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16B Block 5
Apr 1983 [act] 78101 USAF 310 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 5
Dec 1983 [act] 78101 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 5
Unknown [msh] 78101 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 5
Pilot received a warning light indicating a failure of the nose gear to lock. Upon landing the pilot kept the nose up as long as possible, but when the nose came down the nose gear did collapse. Damage was not extensive and was repaired and flew again at Luke AFB. Exact date of the mishap is unknown but believed to have happened in 1985.
Unknown [act] 78101 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 5
01 Oct 1991 [act] 78101 USAF 39 FTS 'ET' F-16B Block 5
Oct 1992 [act] 78101 USAF 40 FTS 'ET' F-16B Block 5
29 Jul 1994 [sto] AAFG0200 USAF AMARC F-16B Block 5
Sep 1994 [i/a] 78101 USAF 82 TRW 'ST' F-16B Block 5
Sheppard AFB, Texas as GF-16B.
Dec 1999 [pre] 78101 'ST' F-16B Block 5
Huntsville, Alabama for use by the Space Camp and not accessable for the general public.
09 Aug 2014 [pre] 78101 'AL' F-16B Block 5
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Painted in the colors of the Tuskegee Airman.

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SrA. Garrick Browning

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39th Flight Test Squadron , 1990 - 1993
Saw a lot of weapons and configurations that were not yet in Air Force inventory. I was the crew chief on A/C 81-761 while deployed to Holloman AFB, NM. It was the first F-16 to track, and launch the "new" AMMRAM at multiple targets.

CMSgt. Guy Sachette

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1983 - 1985

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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