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Aircraft: 85-1439
LM Aero T/V 5C-219
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85439
F-16C Block 25F
Current USAF 85439
F-16C Block 25F
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Sep 1986 [act] 85439 F-16C Block 25F
20 Sep 1986 [act] 85439 USAF 314 TFTS 'LF' F-16C Block 25F
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85439 USAF 314 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25F
01 Apr 1994 [act] 85439 USAF 61 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25F
Jan 2011 [act] 85439 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25F
Jun 2014 [msh] 85439 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25F
Experienced B system hydraulic failure resulting in alternate gear extension. The nose gear did not fully extend and collapsed on landing. The aircraft scraped the nose the length of the runway, and when it reached to arresting cable on the departure end, the cable went over the jet and came to rest at the dorsal and vertical tail. Although significantly damaged, was deemed repairable.
03 Jul 2014 [i/a] 85439 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25F
While being repaired, aircraft was transferred to the 309th Fighter Squadron where it is expected to be repaired by early 2015.
Unknown [act] 85439 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25F
18 Aug 2022 [sto] 85439 USAF AMARC 'LF' F-16C Block 25F

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TSgt. Michael Loose

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , 2001 - 2003
Awesome jet. Mo's Ho's!

SSgt. Jason Counts

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , 2003 - 2004
Code 1 beast.

SSgt. Erik Kuhlmann

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , 2002 - 2002

SrA. Jared Richter

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , 2007 - 2008
Best jet EVER!!!!

SSgt. Josh Sanders

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 2010 - 2010
Assigned to 439 after being moved from B Flight to A flight after the great "Scandal at the 62". It was to see my beloved 331 from the other side of the ramp, but 439 quickly grew on me.

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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