Accession Number : ADA182125

Title :   The 86th Tactical Fighter Wing: The First Twenty Years.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Phillip C , Jr

PDF Url : ADA182125

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The 86th Tactical Fighter Wing is stationed in West Germany and is available as an active North Atlantic Treaty Organization asset for defense of the free world. This paper examines the first twenty years of its existence as a combat wing (1948 to 1968), and discusses the four time periods of that twenty years as represented by each of the first four weapon systems the 86th used: the F-47, F-84, F-86, and F-102. The four chapters covering these time periods further examine the operational efforts, maintenance and supply concerns, and community relations achievements by the 86th during the respective time periods. The paper concludes by observing that the 86th TFW is like many other Air Force units charged with defending freedom--not combat-tested, but ready to act if called upon.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TIME INTERVALS, WEST GERMANY, JET FIGHTERS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, WING LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, NATO, AERIAL WARFARE, AIR FORCE TRAINING

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE