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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0290

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Aircraft: 79-0290
LM Aero T/V 61-75
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79290
F-16A Block 10
Current USAF 79290
F-16A Block 10
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 May 1980 [act] 79290 F-16A Block 10
02 Jun 1980 [act] 79290 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 10

Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 388 TFW
The Official 'Fighting Falcon'
This was the F-16 used during the official naming ceremony which was held on July 21st, 1980. Wore a large colourful emblem just behind the canopy with 'Fighting Falcon' titles. The art work was done by Salt Lake City artists Matt and Mark Waki. The marking was removed in 1982.
Nov 1983 [act] 79290 USAF 157 TFS 'SC' F-16A Block 10
Jan 1991 [act] 79290 USAF 157 TFS 'SC' F-16A Block 10
Deployment: Desert Storm

15 Mar 1992 [act] 79290 USAF 157 FS 'SC' F-16A Block 10
Jun 1995 [pre] 79290 F-16A Block 10

Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Great Falls ANGB, Montana and also a recruiting aid. Nose art consists of a multitude of Looney Toons characters.

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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

Jan 08, 2022 - 04:11 PM
Currently on static display at Great Falls Air National Guard base Air park.

The aircraft has been repainted and the fighting falcon marking reapplied. As well as additional markings and crew chief name added back.

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