SOT (HAF)

"Weapons & Tactics School" 

SOT "Weapons & Tactics School" (HAF)
Status:
Active
Version: F-16C/D block 30/50/52
Role:Testing
Tailband: N/A
Motto: N/A
Badge: A Trojan horse being attacked by intruders.

Sideways profile for SOT in 2009.

F-16 History

The only unit to reside at Andravida is SOT. This unit is specifically tasked with testing of new equipment and also the testing of specific Greek equipment that differs from the standard F-16 armament or electronic suite. The squadron therefore hosts airframes of all three block types in use with the Hellenic Air Force, being block 30, block 50 and block 52 airframes.


HAF F-16C block 50 #93-1045, later reserialled to #045 still wearing the first Edwards AB livery while testing some flares and equipped with HARM missiles [USAF photo]

Most of the time, the unit does not have a fixed amount of airframes at its disposal, but merely borrows airframes from operational units when the need arises to perform some flight testing.

Aircraft Markings History

1989 - present

The tail sports the Greek flag in the center with the serial below it.


Unit History

  • 1976: Activation of the squadron in Andravida
  • 1976: T-33 'Shooting Star' (part of 117CW)
  • 1989: F-16C/D 'Fighting Falcon'

F-16 Airframe Inventory

Photos

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