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Airframe Details for F-16 #85-1551

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Aircraft: 85-1551
LM Aero T/V 5C-293
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 85551
F-16C Block 30B
Current USAF 85551
F-16C Block 30B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Apr 1987 [act] 85551 F-16C Block 30B
May 1987 [act] 85551 USAF 14 TFS 'MJ' F-16C Block 30B
Apr 1991 [act] 85551 USAF 72 TFTS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
01 Oct 1991 [act] 85551 USAF 72 FS 'MC' F-16C Block 30B
Jun 1992 [act] 85551 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30B " Shark Shooter"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Dec 2002 [act] 85551 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 174 FW
Sep 2003 [act] 85551 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 174 FW
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Dec 2003 [act] 85551 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30B " Lets Roll"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Unit Markings: 174 FW
Lets Roll decal placed on nose.
Jan 2009 [act] 85551 USAF 416 FLTS F-16C Block 30B
Used to test the F-35 camouflage scheme for a reduced RCS.

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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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