Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
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MacDill's Mission and Its Aircraft Move Forward
F-16 Fighting Falcon
The F-16 Fighting Falcon was introduced in 1976 as a lightweight fighter plane. It included a bubble top for greater sight, higher "G-force" load limits, and introduced computerized "fly by wire" capability that replaced mechanical flight control systems.
Since the 1950's, the KC-135 has performed mid-air refueling for both low speed aircraft such as the C-130, and speed demons such as the SR-71. Having undergone many changes since the 1950's, the KC-135 will remain the primary aerial refueling tanker well into the 21st century.
The Bell Iroquois played a significant combat role in Vietnam. Originally designed as a "search and rescue" aircraft, the "Huey" is the most popular light utility helicopter ever produced.
The C-37A provides safe and reliable worldwide transportation for members of the Cabinet, Congress, and senior military officials.
The primary mission of the CT-43 is as a flying classroom for navigator training. At MacDill, this USAF version of the Boeing 737 has been used as a special airlift aircraft to transport high ranking personnel on official business.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is the main tactical airlifter for military worldwide. It has been in use for over 50 years. Originally designed as a troop transport and cargo aircraft, the C-130 has many variants including being the modern aircraft of choice for delivering
Location. 27° 56.718′ N, 82° 27.538′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from North Ashley Drive north of East Whiting Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is installed at MacDill Park on the Riverwalk, in downtown Tampa. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Ashley Drive, Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. MacDill: 1950 to 2000 (here, next to this marker); Today at MacDill AFB (a few steps from this marker); Tampa Bay and MacDill (a few steps from this marker); History in the Air (within shouting distance of this marker); The War Years (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Goes to War (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Beginning... (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Salutes MacDill AFB (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is one of several located in the park. It is along Tampa's Riverwalk, facing the Hillsborough River.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 4. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.