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49th FIS CAVALIERS AND GREEN EAGLES 1977 F-106A Delta Dart Model, Convair, 1/50th (17″), Mahogany,

$299.00

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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49th FIS CAVALIERS AND GREEN EAGLES 1977 F-106A Model

Fly with the 49th FIS CAVALIERS AND GREEN EAGLES 1977 in this hand crafted F-106A Model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece that will always be treasured.

Length – 18 inches

49th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
‘Cavaliers’

In May 1959 the 465th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) of the 4727th Air Defense Group was assigned to Griffiss with F-89 Scorpion all-weather fighters. In October 1959 the 49th FIS replaced the 465th FIS and became a major tenant at Griffiss AFB. The 49th operated F-101 Voodoos until late 1968, when it was re-equipped with F-106 Delta Darts. There were a total of 46 F-106’s assigned to the 49th FIS at Griffiss AB NY between 30 Sept 1968 to inactivation on 30 Sep 1987. The 49th was the last active USAF F-106 unit.

F-106s were assigned to the 49th FIS at Griffiss AB NY between 30 Sept 1968 to stand-down ceremony on 07 Jul 1987 as the last active USAF F-106 unit, formally deactivated on 30 Sept 1987.

Winner Hughes Achievement Trophy 1978

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