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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0259

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Aircraft: 78-0259
LM Aero T/V 6E-1
Plant Fokker
Local C/N L-001
Delivered RNlAF J-259
F-16B Block 1
Current RNlAF J-259
F-16B Block 1
Status [pre]
First flight on May 3rd, 1979.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
05 Jun 1979 [act] J-259 F-16B Block 1
Temporary 323 sqn markings
07 Jun 1979 [act] J-259 RNlAF TCA F-16B Block 1
Sep 1979 [act] J-259 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16B Block 1
Apr 1986 [act] J-259 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16B Block 1
Jun 1989 [act] J-259 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Special Colorscheme
Celebration scheme for 10 years of F-16 service within the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
Mar 1994 [act] J-259 RNlAF 313 sqn F-16B Block 1
Jul 1995 [act] J-259 RNlAF 315 sqn F-16B Block 1
Mar 1996 [act] J-259 RNlAF 313 sqn F-16B Block 1
Apr 1997 [act] J-259 RNlAF 315 sqn F-16B Block 1
Mar 1998 [act] J-259 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16B Block 1
29 Jun 1999 [i/a] J-259 F-16B Block 1
Used for educational training at Woensdrecht AFB
Unknown [i/a] J-259 F-16B Block 1
KMSL adorned with a tail badge of 133 sqn. This is a technical training squadron of the RNlAF.
Jan 2023 [pre] J-259 F-16B Block 1
At Leeuwarden AB being refurbished for display at the base.

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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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Errors and Omissions
Nov 21, 2023 - 10:14 AM

Op 30 mei 1979 was de eerste vlucht van een Nederlandse F-16, de J-259. Op 30 mei volgt de eerste door Fokker gebouwde F-16, de J-212. Op 6 juni 1979 was de acceptatievlucht van beide en werden ze overgedragen aan de luchtmacht.

Bron: https://magazines.defensie.nl/vliegendehollander/2021/06/04_terugblik-f_16

This F-16 is the only one in Dutch service NOT built by Fokker, having been delivered by C-5 to Fokker as a pattern aircraft

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