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.
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, 56-1114 graced a pylon in front of the headquarters of NORAD.
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, 56-1114 has since been transferred to the March Air Reserve Base Museum.
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.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, 52-6782 was painted as 52-6779 of the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds.
The old main gate guard shack can be seen behind the nose of Luftwaffe Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, 104-9012.
Tail markings on Luftwaffe Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, 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.
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.
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.
North American F-100C Super Sabre, 53-1716.
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