335 Mira (HAF)

"Tigris (Tigers)" 

335 Mira "Tigris (Tigers)" (HAF)
Status:
Active
Version: F-16C/D block 52
Role:Multirole
Tailband: N/A
Motto: N/A
Badge: A tiger on a blue background.

Sideways profile for 335 Mira in 2009.

F-16 History

Operations on the F-16 started in the course of 2009. The transition to the F-16 for this squadron will mean a major leap in technology since they were used to fly with the vintage A-7 Corsair II. The main tasks of the squadron will remain as before, multirole. The squadron will fly the most advanced block within the HAF and even within other NATO forces. Since the F-16 history of 335 Mira has just started, more info will become available over the coming years.


HAF F-16C block 52 #007 is seen at Lajes Field, Azores readying to depart during delivery to Greece on June 20th, 2009. [Photo by Leandro Rocha]

Aircraft Markings History

2009 - present

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


Unit History

  • 1941: Activation of the squadron in Akir, British Mandate of Palestine
  • 1941: 'Hurricane' Mk. IIB (part of 339 Wing (RAF))
  • 1942: 'Hurricane' Mk. IIC (Mediterranean theatre)
  • 1943: 'Spitfire' Mk. VB
  • 1944: 'Spitfire' Mk. VC
  • 1944: 'Spitfire' Mk. VC (Hassani)
  • 1945: 'Spitfire' Mk. VC (Sedes)
  • 1947: 'Spitfire' Mk. IX
  • 1953: F-84G 'Thunderjet' (part of 112CW, Elefsis)
  • 1953: F-84G 'Thunderjet' (part of 111CW, Néa Anghialos)
  • 1957: F-84F 'Thunderstreak' (part of 110CW, Lárissa)
  • 1960: F-84F 'Thunderstreak' (part of 114CW, Tanagra)
  • 1965: F-104G 'Starfighter'
  • 1977: F-104G 'Starfighter' (part of 116CW, Araxos)
  • 1993: A-7E 'Corsair II'
  • 2009: F-16C/D 'Fighting Falcon'

F-16 Airframe Inventory

Photos

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