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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1457

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Aircraft: 85-1457
LM Aero T/V 5C-237
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85457
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF QF-072
QF-16C Block 30A
Status [act]
Crew chief at Ramstein AB between 1989 and 1991 was Todd Wolfe

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
26 Nov 1986 [act] 85457 F-16C Block 30A
Dec 1986 [act] 85457 USAF 512 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Aug 1988 [act] 85457 USAF 512 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 86 TFW
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85457 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
Mar 1994 [act] 85457 USAF 121 FS 'DC' F-16C Block 30A
May 1995 [act] 85457 USAF 113 FS 'TH' F-16C Block 30A
24 Apr 2007 [act] 85457 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30A
Aug 2010 [act] 85457 USAF 457 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30A
Jul 2011 [act] 85457 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 457th FS
08 Nov 2013 [sto] F16C 85-1457 USAF AMARC 'TX' F-16C Block 30A
Aug 2017 [con] 85-1457 QF-16C Block 30A
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida.
Oct 2020 [act] QF-072 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30A

Crew Chief Comments

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Maj. Arthur Shields

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512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" , 1988 - 1992
Amazingly, this jet is still flying!

SSgt. Joel Colon

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119th Fighter Squadron "Jersey Devils" , -
great at first then became the ground abort queen. this jet will have you standing around doing alot of nothing! Good luck 457th FS

MSgt. Robert Wilson

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301st Fighter Wing , 2011 -
fs jet

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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