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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1442

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Aircraft: 85-1442
LM Aero T/V 5C-222
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85442
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF QF-024
QF-16C Block 30A
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Oct 1986 [act] 85442 F-16C Block 30A
Nov 1986 [act] 85442 USAF 526 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85442 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Aug 1992 [act] 85442 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A " Fire Power"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
May 2001 [act] 85442 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A " Speedy"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Unknown [act] 85442 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A
Deployment: Northern Watch

Borrowed by the 113th FS to go to ONW in 2003 for four months. 'Speedy' nose art remained.
Mar 2005 [act] 85442 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30A
Nose art removed by around late 2006.
15 Sep 2010 [sto] F16C 85-1442 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30A
Unknown [con] 85442 USAF AMARC QF-16C Block 30A
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida.
Apr 2017 [act] QF-024 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30A

Crew Chief Comments

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TSgt. David Cook

Crew Chief Profile
113th Fighter Squadron "Racers" , 2003 - 2003
I was assigned as crew chief to this jet during Operation Northern Watch in 2003. It was one of four South Dakota ANG F-16C's we flew during our rotation for ONW. We were supposed to be in Turkey only for a month and ended up staying four months! "Speedy" was a excellent aircraft and the South Dakota ANG let us "borrow" one of thier finest F-16's. This F-16 also has the honor of being my last F-16 launch/recovery, it came to our base in March of 2004 for a LITENING pod swap-out so I talked my supervisor into letting me crew it while it was visiting us.

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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