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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0296

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Aircraft: : 79-0296
LM Aero T/V 61-81
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79296
F-16A Block 10
Current USAF 79296
F-16A Block 10
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
10 Jun 1980 [act] 79296 F-16A Block 10
13 Jun 1980 [act] 79296 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 10
Nov 1983 [act] 79296 USAF 157 TFS 'SC' F-16A Block 10
Jan 1991 [act] 79296 USAF 157 TFS 'SC' F-16A Block 10
Deployment: Desert Storm

Sep 1992 [act] 79296 USAF 195 FS 'AZ' F-16A Block 10
12 Feb 2001 [sto] 79296 USAF 120 FS 'AZ' F-16A Block 10
Buckley AFB, Colorado for limited training due to structural cracks. Kept the Arizona ANG markings.
04 Nov 2004 [i/a] 79296 F-16A Block 10
Transfered to the 159th FS at Jacksonville, Florida for static display, but not mounted on a pole till 2009.
15 Sep 2009 [pre] 79296 F-16A Block 10 News Article
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 125 FW
Mounted as the new gate guardian at Jacksonville IAP. Dedicated to the 125 FW on October 4th by Gen. Craig McKinley.

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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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