492nd Fighter Squadron “The Madhatters” - Banter Ops Photography

Currently operates 26 MCD F-15E Strike Eagles.

The 492nd Fighter Squadron is a combat-ready F-15E Strike Eagle squadron capable of executing strategic attack, interdiction, and counter air missions in support of United States Air Forces in Europe, United States European Command, and NATO operations. It employs the full array of air superiority and surface attack munitions to include the most advanced precision-guided weapons in the USAF inventory. The squadron is capable of deploying to any theatre of operations in the world.

The Squadron has been based at RAF Lakenheath since 11th January 1960 when it used the F-100 Super Sabre.