Montana ANG - 120th FG, Great Falls

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Address(1)Great Falls International Airport
CityGreat Falls

Exhibits - By Primary role
Fighter - 'F' 1948-Present
 Convair F-102A (Delta Dagger) Serial No: 56-1105  
 Convair F-106A (Delta Dart) Serial No: 59-069 
 North American F-86A (Sabre) Serial No: 47-637  
 Northrop F-89J (Scorpion) Serial No: 53-2547  
Trainer - 'T' 1948-Present
 Lockheed T-33A (Shooting Star) Serial No: 52-9672  


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 Don Ness
 Williamsburg, Virginia

I remember the 186th FIS call sign as X-Ray Hotel from the early 1960's.
11/28/2008 @ 06:49 [ref: 8537]
 Eagle River, Alaska

Was just up there early November this year. There's an F-15 by the operations building. Besides the Duesce downtown in the park across from Hardees, there'a also a Duece parked on the ramp...looks like we may see an addition to the airpark to go along with the F-106/T-33/F-89/F-16.
11/17/2007 @ 15:35 [ref: 6500]
 George Bradley
 Polaris, Montana

I have a 1942 Chevrolet Fire truck that came down through the Military Service in Montana. It was passed on to a Youth Camp, to the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge, to a private owner. It had been painted red over the olive drab. There are a series of numbers on the rear bumper/tail board and told that these numbers indicate it was a "crash truck". IT still runs and the odometer reads just over 7,000 miles. Anyone know where I can get any history/background on what base it may have come from ???? I would be willing to sell and give the profit to our VFD here in Polaris !!!
11/27/2006 @ 18:34 [ref: 5447]
 Bob Gruenhagen
 Kennedale, Texas

Re: call signs for the 186/120; does anyone remember X-ray hotel?
11/19/2006 @ 17:05 [ref: 5434]
 D. Anderson
 Great Falls, Montana

Watch for an F-15A to appear on display within the next year.
03/29/2006 @ 11:00 [ref: 4921]
 Nate Wilburn
 Great Falls, Montana

Within the past few months, construction on a new entry gate into the MANG facilities required the removal of the F-89 from it's perch atop the old guard shack. It is now sitting on a flatbed trailer on the MANG flightline. Scuttlebutt had it a new display of all museum pieces was in the works which would be worth the wait, but now with the BRAC decision to realign MANG by removing the fighter wing, it's anyone's guess what the future will hold for the planes on Gore Hill.
05/24/2005 @ 09:27 [ref: 4081]
 Nate Wilburn
 , Montana

The F-86A Sabre is indeed still mounted on a pivoting pole and does act as a windvane. It broke a mount a few years back in a heavy November windstorm, but was back at it's post within a few months.
02/26/2004 @ 07:47 [ref: 2989]
 Les Preston
 Windsor, Colorado

I believe the call sign of the 120th was November Limas NL. I see the the C-131 the Guard operated as "Big Sky 1", the Governors Aircraft is still in good condition At DM in Tucson...that would make a nice addition to their museum !
10/04/2002 @ 11:53 [ref: 2531]
 Bill C.
 Richland, Washington

Regarding the old call signs used by the 186th FIS of the 120th Ftr Gp, Mont ANG, "November Lima" and "Brunt" come to mind. The F-86 used to be mounted like a weather vane and swivaled with teh wind. I don't know if it is still mounted that way.
05/01/2002 @ 22:24 [ref: 2086]
 Nate Wilburn
 Great Falls, Montana

For Great Falls, Montana, the display at the airport put up by the MANG is top shelf. There is now an F-16A on display, and the F-89 was the only fighter to launch a live nuclear tipped Genie missle, and was featured in the old Charles Bronson movie, "Telefon", which was filmed mostly here in GTF. The F-102A isn't actually at the airport display, it is on 10th Ave. S., in Lions' Park, across the street from Hardees. Along with Malmstrom AFB's museum, Great Falls and the surrounding area, Helena, and Dutton, has quite a large collection of Cold War warbirds on display.
02/26/2002 @ 19:07 [ref: 1907]

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