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Ejército del Aire F-104G - ALA-12
The Spanish Air Force received their F-104s under the Military Assistance Program: 18 Canadair-built F-104Gs
and three Lockheed-built TF-104Gs were delivered under MAP to Spain's Ejército del Aire in 1965.
These aircraft were transferred to Greece and Turkey when they were replaced by F-4 Phantoms in 1972.
It is notable that no aircraft were lost through accidents during 17,000 hours of operational use in Spain
although it should also be noted that the aircraft was used only in its intended role of an interceptor and
mainly in very good flying weather.
Ejército del Aire:
-Ala 6 based at Torrejon (later redesignated Ala 16); 61 Escuadron (later redesignated 161 and 104 Escuadron)
Install: as usual