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Aircraft: 86-0042
LM Aero T/V 5D-46
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86042
F-16D Block 30C
Current USAF AAFG0666
F-16D Block 30C
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Aug 1987 [act] 86042 F-16D Block 30C
Oct 1987 [act] 86042 USAF 401 TFW 'TJ' F-16D Block 30C
Mar 1988 [act] 86042 USAF 81 TFS 'SP' F-16D Block 30C
Unknown [act] 86042 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16D Block 30C
Apr 1992 [act] 86042 USAF 174 FS F-16D Block 30C " The Deuce"

Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Apr 2004 [act] 86042 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16D Block 30C
30 Apr 2010 [sto] AAFG0666 USAF AMARC 'NY' F-16D Block 30C

Crew Chief Comments

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SSgt. Andy Patton

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81st Fighter Squadron "Wild Weasels" , -

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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Dec 07, 2023 - 12:54 AM
6042 at Spang

I was the original crew chief of this jet. I accepted it from the factory at Spangdahlem in 87. It wasn't in the 401st prior to that and it was part of the 81st...its only D model...not the 23rd. This jet was selected for Air Force Chief of Staff General Welch's final flight before retiring. I crewed it with A1C Clayton Robertson as the ADCC from when it got there until 1990 when I went to Moody. So...Aug 87 until at least Mar of 90 it was in the 81st at Spang. I have a couple pics if you want them.

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