The Hellenic Air Force’s 348 MTA was disbanded in May after the retirement of the last three airworthy RF-4Es in Europe. Babak Taghvaee traces the role of the unit and its ‘Rhinos’.
348 MTA DISBANDS
IN ITS 64-YEAR existence, 348 Mira Taktikis Anagnoriseos (MTA, Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron) ‘Eyes’ logged 181,000 flying hours, of which 98,000 were with the RF-4E Phantom II. The type served 348 MTA for 39 years, but its tactical reconnaissance role has now been assumed by F-16s equipped with DB-110 pods.