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Aircraft: 85-1498
LM Aero T/V 5C-278
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85498
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85498
F-16C Block 30B
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Mar 1987 [act] 85498 F-16C Block 30B
May 1987 [act] 85498 USAF 13 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85498 USAF 13 FS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 13 FS
Sep 1994 [act] 85498 USAF 107 FS 'MI' F-16C Block 30B
Dec 2002 [act] 85498 USAF 107 FS 'MI' F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Northern Watch

26 Feb 2003 [act] 85498 USAF 107 FS 'MI' F-16C Block 30B
Feb 2004 [act] 85498 USAF 107 FS 'MI' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Wore nine GBU markings.
Jun 2004 [act] 85498 USAF 107 FS 'MI' F-16C Block 30B
Mission markings remained on the aircraft for atleast one year after the unit returned from Iraq.
Jan 2009 [act] 85498 USAF 163 FS F-16C Block 30B
Apr 2011 [act] 85498 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30B
Oct 2011 [act] 85498 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30B
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

Feb 2012 [act] 85498 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30B
Sep 2013 [act] 85498 USAF 457 FS 'TX' F-16C Block 30B
18 Sep 2023 [sto] 85498 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30B

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SMSgt. John Manning

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107th Fighter Squadron "Red Devils" , 1998 - 2008
Awesome jet crewed it off and on as a airman at Misawa AB Japan. When I ended up leaving the AD and going to the 127th AMXS in Michigan to my surprise she was there in 1998. After doing a year in the Phase docks I got the WG-12 position of the Crew Dawg that was crewing her and got to be the Crew Chief. Went to Kirkuk RAB Iraq and Balad with her and to PSAB and Incirlik also. The pics on F-16net with the bombs was while I was assigned to her. When I left SANGB MI in 2008 my assistant SSgt Brian Carney a very bright and dedicated young crew dawg got the jet and crewed it till she left for another ANG unit. I couldn't have left 1498 it in better hands!

MSgt. Robert Tipton

Crew Chief Profile
13th Fighter Squadron "Panthers" , 1991 - 1994
I was the ADCC of this jet with J.J.Jones. Loved this bird. J.J. and I got our incentive flights when this 'ol gal won the 5-Star award in 1992.

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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