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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1444

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Aircraft: 85-1444
LM Aero T/V 5C-224
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85444
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF QF-027
QF-16C Block 30A
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Oct 1986 [act] 85444 F-16C Block 30A
Nov 1986 [act] 85444 USAF 526 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85444 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Oct 1992 [act] 85444 USAF 706 FS 'NO' F-16C Block 30A
Jul 1996 [act] 85444 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Unknown [msh] 85444 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Sometime after the summer of 2001 this aircraft had a mishap. To repair this airframe, F-16N #163571 (#86-1689) was split in half at bulkhead 243.00 with the aft end being used for this airframe #85-1444 and the forward half used to fix #86-0242. This work was done by the 649th Logistics Support Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah.
03 Nov 2005 [act] 85444 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A News Article
16 May 2007 [act] 85444 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

14 Aug 2007 [act] 85444 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
26 Jul 2010 [sto] AAFG0719 USAF AMARC 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
02 May 2016 [con] 85444 'TX' QF-16C Block 30A
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida.
Dec 2017 [act] QF-027 USAF 82 ATRS 'TX' QF-16C Block 30A

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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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