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" Assos (Ace)"  

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SMET " Assos (Ace)" ( HAF)
Version: F-16D block 52
Role: Training
Tailband: N/A
Motto: Didahou Mahesthe (Learn to Fight)
Badge: Two eagles diving towards the ground.

Sideways profile for SMET/115PM in 2009.

F-16 History

With the delivery of the advanced block 52 version of the F-16 to both 340 and 343 Mira ad Soúda AB, it was decided to create a dedicated training squadron for this block type as well. The tactics concerned with deploying the block 52 differ somewhat with the tactics for the other HAF F-16s which are block 30 and block 50. Because of the distance between Néa Anghialos and Soúda the decision was also supported for that reason.

HAF F-16D block 52 #600 from 343 Mira is parked on the tarmac in front of a shelter on February 24th, 2005. [Photo by Patchman]

The squadron was specifically created for the training of the block 52 crews and therefore Soúda AB was selected as the home base since this was the first to receive these new block 52 airframes.

Aircraft Markings History

2003 - present

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

Unit History

  • 2003: Activation of the squadron in Soúda
  • 2003: F-16C/D 'Fighting Falcon' (part of 115CW)

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