13 May 1970
-First Flight. (F-4E)
05 June 1970
29 June 1970
-Fly Away (F-4E)
-401 Tactical Fighter Wing (USAFE) Torrejon AB, Spain (TJ).
-36 Tactical Fighter Wing (USAFE) Bitburg AB, Germany (BT).
26 Feb 1980
-Ogden ALC for conversion to F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel V (initial batch of 116
|-35 Tactical Fighter Wing, 562 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TAC) George
AFB, CA (F-4G) (WW).
05 September 1990
-Deployed to Shaikh ISA AB, Bahrain in support of Desert Shield. 81st TFS sent 12
F-4Gs on 6 September and another 12 in December.
17 January 1991
-Gulf war Desert Storm starts. 400 aircraft, including 81st TFS "Weasels", struck
over 100 targets in the first 3 hours.
|52 TFW WEASELS
ACCOUNTED FOR 147
118 COURTESY OF THE
|From July to December of 1990, 69-0286 flew every month logging more sorties (143) for
more hours (243.7) than any other F-4G assigned to the 52 TFW.
Source: "Monthly 7104 Report for F-4G and F-16 Aircraft", Jul-Dec 90, 52 TFW/MASP
-81 FS returns to Spangdahlem AB, Germany after 1,212 days.
Longest continual deployment of any Fighter Squadron in the
At 'Spang' after returning from Desert
Storm wearing kill markings. Although
there are only 4 kills on the vari-ramp,
0286 was credited with 8 kills during the
-57 Fighter Wing, 561 Fighter Squadron (ACC), Nellis AFB, NV (WA).
-London IAS, Canada. Notice how 0286 sparkles in the morning sun. A credit to the fine
maintenance performed by the 561st Maintenance Crews. Two months later, she would be
retired and flown to the "Boneyard" in Arizona where she would sit for two years before
entering the FST program.
15 August 1995
-AMARC, AAFP0977, AF160, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ
09 May 1997
-Tracor Flight Systems, QF-4 Drone conversion, Mojave, CA.
30 October 1997
-82 Aerial Target Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL.
20 May 1998
-Flight cancelled. Slat leak.
26 May 1998
-First flight at Tyndall. NOT PASSED (RDR OFF) 1.0 Hours
15 June 1998
-Second flight. NOT PASSED (RDR PROBLEM) 1.0 Hours
26 June 1998
-Flight cancelled (RDR TRIM)
-Third flight. Safety refly, PASSED. 1.0 Hours
-Fourth flight. OCF, 90 day MX flight. 1.4 Hours
-Fifth flight. 90 day MX flight 160/DED INST. 0.8 Hours
-Sixth flight. Fuel TM ERROR 160 OCF. 1.0 Hours
-Seventh flight. CTS-1 Inter. OCF 160 PASSED. (CTS-1 BAD) 1.0
-Ground Abort. WSEP HOT. CTS-2 INOP.
-Eighth flight. First NULLO. F-15 (125 FW) WSEP HI & FAST-NO
-Nineth flight- KILLED. Second NULLO. F-15 (142 FW) WSEP
HI & FAST-AIM120 KILL. AB Failed to light on T/O. 0.3 Hours
-Accepted by USAF (F-4E)
Obviously some discrepencies between
these two entries. Info from Maxwell
AFB and other publications I have are
contradictory and I can't straighten it
Any help would be appreciated.
-52 Tactical Fighter Wing, 81 Tactical Fighter Squadron (USAFE)
Spangdahlem AB, Germany (SP). Also assigned to the 480 TFS (red tail band)
for a period during the mid '80s.
81st TFS was the only pure SAM suppression unit in NATO.