Fighter Squadron 126 (VF-126) was an aggressor squadron of the U.S. Navy. The squadron was originally established as Attack Squadron 126 (VA-126) on 6 April 1956, it was redesignated VF-126 on 15 October 1965 and disestablished on 1 April 1994.[1]

Fighter Squadron 126
Fighter Squadron 126 (US Navy) insignia, 1982.png
Active6 April 1956-1 April 1994
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Navy
Part ofInactive
Nickname(s)Bandits
AircraftFJ-4B Fury
A-4E/M TA-4J Skyhawk
T-2C Buckeye
F-5E Tiger II
F-16N Viper
F-14A Tomcat

Operational historyEdit

 
VA-126 FJ-4B Fury c.1960
 
VF-126 F-16N, F-5E, A-4E, TA-4J and T-2C in 1987
 
VF-126 A-4M at NAS Miramar c.1991
 
VF-126 F-14A at NAS Miramar in 1991

VA-126 was a West Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron. With its redesignation as VF-126 it became a Navy aggressor squadron.

Notable former membersEdit

Home port assignmentsEdit

The squadron was assigned to these home ports:

Aircraft AssignmentEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fighter Squadron Lineage". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 6 October 2016.