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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1461

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Aircraft: 85-1461
LM Aero T/V 5C-241
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85461
F-16C Block 30A
Current USAF QF-054
QF-16C Block 30A
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Dec 1986 [act] 85461 F-16C Block 30A
04 Mar 1987 [act] 85461 USAF 526 TFS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85461 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30A
May 1994 [act] 85461 USAF 121 FS 'DC' F-16C Block 30A " Red Snapper"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Unit Markings: 121 FS
Name is on inside of the nose gear door. At the end of the words was painted a little white shark with a cigar.
21 Jul 2010 [sto] AAFG0696 USAF AMARC 'DC' F-16C Block 30A
Apr 2018 [con] 85461 QF-16C Block 30A
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida.
Aug 2020 [act] QF-054 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30A

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TSgt. Anthony Christaldi

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113th Fighter Wing , -

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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