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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1175

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Aircraft: : 83-1175
LM Aero T/V 5D-2
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83175
F-16D Block 25
Current USAF 83175
F-16D Block 25
Status [act]
Currently (2004) crewed by Ssgt. Olson, Sra. Mathews & A1C Sindell
Currently (2005) crewed by SSgt. Gast, A1C Navarro & A1C Rump

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
18 Oct 1984 [act] 83175 F-16D Block 25
07 Dec 1984 [act] 83175 USAF 312 TFTS 'LF' F-16D Block 25
Carried markings on the spine: F-16D No.1. Note that #83-1174 was really the first F-16D ever built, but this was the first F-16D ever delivered to an operational unit.
Feb 1990 [act] 83175 USAF 314 TFTS 'LF' F-16D Block 25
29 Feb 1992 [act] 83175 USAF 112 FS 'OH' F-16D Block 25
Jun 1993 [act] 83175 USAF 184 FG F-16D Block 25
Jul 1994 [act] 83175 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25
Sep 2011 [act] 83175 USAF 195 FS 'AZ' F-16D Block 25

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SSgt. Josh Hall

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 2004 - 2004
I remember in 2005 this POS blew a tire on take off at Luke AFB and destroyed the right strake panel. I also remember it diverting to Gila Bend for loss of Hyd pressure that was caused by a leaking speed brake actuator.

SSgt. Jon Sindell

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 2003 - 2004
in 2004, someone at the phase dock didn't do a proper throttle rig and we just about set the whole ass end on fire when we started her up. Throttle cable was somehow set to 80% when throttle arm was set at idle. On acceptance run, when we went over the horn, a 15 foot flame flew out the exhaust like a torch. Emergency shut down and fire crews showed up. We asked them how they knew about it cause we hadn't called it in yet. They said, "The tower called us in... they said they saw a GLOW over at the 62nd." HA! Took a few minutes to put the flames out on the turkey feathers and part of the speed breaks... then snuffed the flames inside the motor with exhaust and intake plugs. Worst Jet I've ever worked on. It had more down days then flight days. This jet HATES to fly! She'll make you think you're G2G then she'll shell out a pump or pop a tire when she gets to pre-flight EOR. Worst Jet Ever!

CMSgt. Guy Sachette

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312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron "Scorpions" , 1985 - 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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