#1095 F-15C Eagle

F-15C Eagle
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£10.00 €11.71 $12.48
43.8 cm x 29.2 cm
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F-15C Eagle
81-0048 '95FS'
95 FS, 325 FW
Tyndall AFB, Florida
US - Air Force
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Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1095 - F-15C Eagle, 81-0048, 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The 95th Fighter Squadron has a proud and distinguished history. It was constituted on 13 January1942 as the 95th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) and activated on 9 February 1942. The squadron was equipped with the P-38 Lightning. Through the remainder of the war the 95th served in North Africa and Italy having been redesignated the 95th Fighter Squadron in May 1942. Among the squadron’s many notable accomplishments was its participation in the attacks on the Ploesti oil refineries, where it was credited with getting its bombs right on target. The 95th also took part in some of the first shuttle missions to Russia. The squadron finished the war with over 400 confirmed kills and seven aces. During the post war period the 95th flew a variety of aircraft including the P-51 Mustang, F-94 Starfire and the F-86 Sabre. During this period the squadron was deactivated on more than one occasion. In 1952 it was once again redesignated, becoming the 95th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. In this role the squadron flew the F-94 Starfire, F-86 Sabre, F-102 Delta Dagger and the F-106 Delta Dart. In 1974 the 95th became a Fighter Interceptor Training Squadron, using the T-33 Shooting Star and moved to its present location of Tyndall AFB, Florida. 1988 saw the squadron receive its first F-15A Eagle and once more change its designation, this time becoming a Tactical Fighter Training Squadron. The role of the squadron today is to train the best Eagle drivers in the world, a job it takes great pride in doing well. The squadron saw the full circle completed on 1 November 1991 when it once more became the 95th Fighter Squadron. In the spring of 1992 the squadron re-equipped with the more capable F-15C Eagle. Mr Bones, the squadrons emblem, signifies the dauntless capability of accomplishing the mission in any weather. Lightning signifies a rapid strike and the top hat reflects the squadron’s belief that it is indeed “Tops”.