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Aircraft: 83-1144
LM Aero T/V 5C-27
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83144
F-16C Block 25B
Current USAF AAFG0683
F-16C Block 25B
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 Mar 1985 [act] 83144 F-16C Block 25B
16 Mar 1985 [act] 83144 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Jul 1987 [act] 83144 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 25B
Aug 1988 [act] 83144 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 25B
In the late eighties a number of F-16's were painted in the 'European One' camouflage scheme, and were tested in the Close Air Support role as a possible replacement of the A-10 Thunderbolt. The proposed A-16 never materialized.
Apr 1989 [act] 83144 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Kept the lizard green/dark grey camouflage for a while once returned and SW tail code was applied.
Jan 1991 [act] 83144 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B " Desert Fox"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 54 missions in Desert Storm.
Mar 1991 [act] 83144 USAF 33 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25B
Sep 1991 [act] 83144 USAF 184 TFG F-16C Block 25B " DESERT FOX"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
This nose art is different then the Desert Storm nose art applied to this aircraft earlier in its history.
Aug 1994 [act] 83144 USAF 194 FS F-16C Block 25B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 144 FW
When the aircraft reached its hours was marked just above the intake: "5000 airframe hours, 144th FW, California ANG".
Apr 2007 [act] 83144 USAF 195 FS 'AZ' F-16C Block 25B
14 Jun 2010 [sto] AAFG0683 USAF AMARC 'AZ' F-16C Block 25B

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TSgt. Jeffrey Pfeifer

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194th Fighter Squadron "Griffins" , 1994 - 1998

TSgt. Jeffrey Pfeifer

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194th Fighter Squadron "Griffins" , 2000 - 2007

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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