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Vought A-7D Corsair II Diecast Model
USAF 178th TFG, 162nd TFS OH ANG, #69-6222 "Scrappy", Springfield Municipal Airport, OH, 1982
The US Army Air Force 362nd Fighter Squadron was established in December 1942 at Hamilton Field, California flying the P-39 Aircobra and later the P-51 Mustang. In May 1946, the squadron was redesignated the 162nd Fighter Squadron and became part of the Ohio National Guard at Cox-Dayton Municipal Airport, Ohio. The squadron transitioned through the F-84 Thunderjet to the F-100 Super Sabre and began flying the A-7D Corsair II in 1978. After 15 years with the A-7, the squadron transitioned once more to the F-16 Fighting Falcon in 1993 which it continued flying until 2010 when it traded these for the unmanned MQ-1 Predator.