Wednesday, May 27, 2015

QF-4 performs final mission

QF-4 prepped for final mission
Air Force photo
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Tyndall Air Force Base's QF-4 aerial target drone operations came to an end in mid-May following Combat Archer, an air-to-air targeting mission for the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard. The unmanned QF-4, a modified Phantom jet of the Vietnam era, provided full-scale targets for the pilots. The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron (ATRS) is transitioning to the QF-16 Viper, a modified Fighting Falcon. Six Vipers are scheduled for delivery to Tyndall by the close of 2015. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 05/25/15)