F-16 gets restored to honor ‘The Fighting Tacos’

Crews are restoring an F-16 fighter to honor NM's Fighting Tacos.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The famed Fighting Tacos are back but don’t look for them in the sky anytime soon.

An aircraft featuring the Fighting Tacos logo is being restored for display.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is now home to an F-16 Fighting Falcon that had been housed at Kirtland Air Force Base since 1997.

The F-16 is the focus of Operation Preservation.

The exterior of the fighter is being reconditioned and restored to display The Tacos tail insignia and trim.

The 150th fighter wing has flown operations around the world using F-16s from 1992 to 2003.

The fighter should be ready for display this coming summer at the museum.

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