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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0510




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Aircraft: : 88-0510
LM Aero T/V 1C-112
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88510
F-16C Block 40D
Current USAF 88510
F-16C Block 40D
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
30 Mar 1990 [act] 88510 F-16C Block 40D
Apr 1990 [act] 88510 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40D
22 Feb 1991 [msh] 88510 USAF 510 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 510 FS
01 Oct 1991 [act] 88510 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40D
Oct 1993 [act] 88510 USAF 34 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40D
Apr 1994 [act] 88510 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40D
Aug 1996 [act] 88510 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40D
Apr 1997 [act] 88510 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40D
Mar 2003 [act] 88510 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40D
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Was in region for OSW when war began. Flew more than 30 missions for OIF. Door number 1103 was also damaged during the deployment when the aircraft was being jacked for maintenance.
May 2003 [act] 88510 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40D
22 Feb 2008 [act] 88510 USAF 510 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 510 FS
28 Jan 2013 [msh] 88510 USAF 510 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D News Article
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 510 FS
The F-16 was part of a formation when it crashed in the Adriatic Sea between Cervia and Cesenatico around 19:00 hours local. The pilot, Capt. Lucas Gruenther, was sadly killed.
28 Jan 2013 [w/o] 88510 USAF 510 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40D News Article

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SSgt. Chance Gassett

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524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" , 1999 - 2000
This was my first jet; named it "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound". It took me four months to get that pig cleaned up and running right. I remember I had all the light covers painted gloss black by a local paint shop in Clovis for road trips; it looked mean as hell with the black until we went to Red Flag and the Base commander jumped all up in my shit for the custom paint job. It was worth it.

MSgt. Ken McPherson

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524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" , 1996 - 1999

SSgt. Samuel Strawbridge

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524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" , 2000 - 2000

SSgt. James Lucas

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510th Fighter Squadron "Buzzards" , 2008 -
510 is now the 510 FS Flag Ship, on which I am currently the DCC, the Pilot is Lt Col. Lance Landrum, and the ADCC are SrA. Patrick McGee and A1C Michael Crowder


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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