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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1449

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Aircraft: 85-1449
LM Aero T/V 5C-229
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85449
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF QF-070
QF-16C Block 30A
Status [con]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Oct 1986 [act] 85449 F-16C Block 30A
Nov 1986 [act] 85449 USAF 512 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Sep 1989 [act] 85449 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 86 TFW
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85449 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Jul 1992 [act] 85449 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30A
Mar 1993 [act] 85449 USAF 706 FS 'NO' F-16C Block 30A
Oct 1996 [act] 85449 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Sep 2001 [act] 85449 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

Deployed for OSW but stayed for OEF.
Nov 2001 [act] 85449 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Jan 2003 [act] 85449 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Deployment: Southern Watch

Also tasked with OEF missions.
Unknown [act] 85449 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
08 Nov 2013 [sto] F16C 85-1449 USAF AMARC 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
18 Sep 2020 [con] 85449 QF-16C Block 30A
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida.
Unknown [con] QF-070 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30A
Not active yet.

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. Jack Thomas, Jr.

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457th Fighter Squadron "Spads" , 2009 - 2011
This is the last F-16 I crewed. After our Korea deployment in 2010 I became a flight line supervisor. MSgt Jeff Dorough, who was an ART and the DCC, retired after 30 years of military service. We both will never forget the fuel leak on the left wing tip for as long as we live....LOL!

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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