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Check Six: The aircraft the HIANG flew over the last 70 years.

November 1, 2016

Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) logoAs we close in on the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 70th Anniversary, Retiree News takes a look at the aircraft the 154th Wing flew over the years.

Since its beginning in 1946, the Hawaii Air National Guard has flown many types of aircraft. The 199th Fighter Squadron flew all of the fighter aircraft and some of the support aircraft. The 204th Airlift Squadron had the C-130 Hercules as its primary aircraft until transitioning to the C-17 Globemaster III. The KC-135R has been the primary aircraft for the 203d Air Refueling Squadron

The links to each aircraft are from the Air Force Magazine “Airpower Classics” archive. They are arraigned in their order of appearance in the magazine.

2016: F-22 Raptor, C-17 Globemaster III

2015: F-15 Eagle, C-130 Hercules

2014: F-4 Phantom II

2013: C-47 Skytrain

2012: KC-135 Stratotanker

2011: C-7 Caribou

2010: B-26 Marauder, F-102 Delta Dagger

2008: F-86 Sabre, P-47 Thunderbolt

2006: C-54 Skymaster

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