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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0095

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Aircraft: : 78-0095
LM Aero T/V 62-21
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78095
F-16B Block 1
Current IDFAF 979
F-16B Block 1
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Sep 1979 [act] 78095 F-16B Block 1
Oct 1979 [act] 78095 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Jul 1983 [act] 78095 USAF 58 TTW 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Mar 1991 [act] 78095 USAF 162 TFG F-16B Block 1
11 Feb 1994 [sto] AAFG0070 USAF AMARC F-16B Block 1
09 Sep 1994 [act] 979 F-16B Block 1
FMS Program: Peace Marble IV
FMS Serial: M11-2

Unknown [act] 979 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16B Block 1
Jun 2007 [act] 979 IDFAF 116 sqn F-16B Block 1
Nov 2012 [sto] 979 F-16B Block 1
At Nevatim AB.

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MSgt. Lynn Braswell

Crew Chief Profile
16th Weapons Squadron "Tomahawks" , 1979 - 1981
The 16th TFTS was the first unit at Hill AFB, UT to get the F-16. When I got to Hill AFB there were only 78-001, 78-002, 78-003, 78-004, 78-006 and a B Model. MOT&E had six or seven aircraft. After all the aircraft arrived I was eventually assigned F-16B 78-095, F-16B 78-096 was painted to the "lizard" green camo. One of my better times was going to Ft. Worth to see my aircraft roll off the assembly line. Due to restraints I never saw my aircraft but received the first three Israeli F-16’s as they went through there acceptance test. The aircraft were painted in the tan desert scheme with the Star of David on the wings. These were covered up with the Stars and Bars while the aircraft finished up testing in the US before heading to Israel. Nothing like taking an F-16 to the wash rack. Soaping it down before heading to grab a bite to eat only to return and see as you rinsed the aircraft you come to realize the soap you used was paint stripper. Oops! Oh well got a new paint job out of the deal.

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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