Luke Air Force Base Jet Fighter Collection

Twenty-Five Years Ago

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In 1979, Luke Air Force Base hosted a collection of jet fighters, clustered around the main gate. Several of these airplanes are still on display at Luke AFB Airpark.

F-102A, 56-1114 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, 56-1114 graced a pylon in front of the headquarters of NORAD.

F-102A, 56-1114 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, 56-1114 has since been transferred to the March Air Reserve Base Museum.

F-86F, 52-5323 North American F-86F Sabre, 52-5323 was painted as 52-4530. It sat in a cactus garden across the street from the Air Force Base.

F-84F, 52-6782 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, 52-6782 was painted as 52-6779 of the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds.

Luftwaffe F-104G, 104-9012 The old main gate guard shack can be seen behind the nose of Luftwaffe Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, 104-9012.

Luftwaffe F-104G, 104-9012 Tail markings on Luftwaffe Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, 104-9012.

Luftwaffe F-104G, 104-9012 Luftwaffe Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, 104-9012 was given U.S.A.F. insignia and the fictitious serial number 69-418 on the side facing the perimeter fence.

F-105D, 61-0188 Republic F-105D Thunderchief 61-0188 was painted as 61-0217. It is reported to have been the gate guard at Langley AFB, Virginia in 1994.

F-100C, 53-1716 North American F-100C Super Sabre, 53-1716 was painted as 54-2009 of the U.S.A.F. Skyblazers aerial demonstration team.

Link to the Air Force Museum page about the U.S.A.F. Skyblazers aerial demonstration team.

F-100C, 53-1716 North American F-100C Super Sabre, 53-1716.


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