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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0721

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Aircraft: : 81-0721
LM Aero T/V 61-402
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81721
F-16A Block 15E
Current USAF 81721
F-16A Block 15E ADF
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 Oct 1982 [act] 81721 F-16A Block 15E
Nov 1982 [act] 81721 USAF 313 TFS 'HR' F-16A Block 15E
Mar 1987 [act] 81721 USAF 159 FIS F-16A Block 15E
Unknown [con] 81721 F-16A Block 15E ADF
15 Mar 1992 [act] 81721 USAF 159 FS F-16A Block 15E ADF
Apr 1995 [i/a] 81721 F-16A Block 15E ADF
Pope AFB for BDRT training.
May 1997 [pre] 81721 'MC' F-16A Block 15E ADF
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 56 FW
Preserved at the air park at MacDill AFB, Florida and marked 56 FW, but the base no longer operates the F-16.
08 Jan 2018 [pre] 81721 'MC' F-16A Block 15E ADF
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 56 FW
Removed from its pedestal. Likely to move to the Arizona National Guard headquarters in Phoenix for prolonged preservation.
Jul 2020 [pre] 81721 F-16A Block 15E ADF
Preserved as gate guard at the Arizona ANG headquarters at Papago Park.

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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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