“MacDill AFB KMCF Airfield Map Art” vintage style military aviation art by – Squadron Posters!
MacDill AFB KMCF Airfield Map Art
MacDill AFB KMCF Airfield Map Art.
MacDill Air Force Base (IATA: MCF, ICAO: KMCF, FAA LID: MCF) is an active United States Air Force base located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida.
MacDill Air Force Base, located in south Tampa, was constructed as MacDill Field, a U.S. Army Air Corps, later U.S. Army Air Forces, installation just prior to World War II. With the establishment of the U.S. Air Force as an independent service in 1947, it became MacDill Air Force Base. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base for B-47 and later B-52 bombers. In the early 1960s, it transitioned to a Tactical Air Command (TACC) installation briefly operating the F-84 Thunderstreak jet fighter before transitioning to the F-4 Phantom II. During the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, it operated F-4 Phantom II fighters, followed by F-16 Fighting Falcons in the mid and late 1980s and early 1990s.