Planes flown by Illinois National Guard, Springfield

170th logo183rd logoPlanes flown by the Illinois Air National Guard based in Springfield:

  • Sept. 30, 1945: 170th Fighter Squadron recognized as Air National Guard unit flying P-51 Mustang
  • 1983: Converts to F-86 Sabre Jet
  • 1955: Converts to F-84F Thunderstreak
  • 1972: First Air National Guard unit to convert to F-4C Phantom
  • 1989: Converts to F-16A Fighting Falcon
  • Sept. 23, 2008: Last F-16 departs Capital Airport, marking the end of the fighting mission for what had become the 183rd Fighting Wing. The unit now repairs F-16 engines and participates in aerospace planning and assessment.

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