346 Mira ( HAF)
" Jason (Iason)"
||346 Mira " Jason (Iason)" ( HAF)|
|Version:||F-16C/D block 30|
|Badge:||An eagle protects the triremes of the Argonauts' expedition while it sails towards the dragon.|
Disbanded on September 2nd, 2011.
346 Mira was established as an F-16 squadron at Néa Anghialos in 1990. It was the 2nd squadron to receive the new block 30 airframes from the Peace Xenia I order. The squadron was tasked with a training duty, but this was soon passed to 330 Mira. Since the tarmac at Néa Anghialos got a little crowded with more squadrons being equipped with the F-16, the squadron was moved to Lárissa in order to free up some space. Moreover this meant that a more modern asset could be put in place at Lárissa to have some more protection there as well.
Although more modern blocks of the F-16 have been put into service with the Hellenic Air Force, the older block 30’s from 346 Mira keep soldering on. Mainly tasked with air defence it has the responsibility to protect this central part of Greece on the East Aegean coast.
In 2011 the Staff decided it would be more wise to concentrate all block 30 airframes into one squadron. So 346 Mira transferred all its airframes to 330 Mira to form a giant block 30 squadron there.
Aircraft Markings History
The tail sported the Greek flag in the center with the serial below it.
The former design was retained but the unit's insigna was added on the rudder.
- 1990: Activation of the squadron in Néa Anghialos
- 1990: F-16C/D 'Fighting Falcon' (part of 111CW)
- 1997: F-16C/D 'Fighting Falcon' (part of 110CW, Lárissa)
- 2011: Disbanded