Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Syark Air Force (SAF) -1/72 Hobby Master USMC AV-8B HARRIER II VMA 311 Operation Iraqi Freedom

USMC AV-8B HARRIER II VMA 311 Operation Iraqi Freedom

Hai guys and good days to all my friend. Lot of job and many things happen in my life recently but it will not stop myself to collect my military hobby. So today, I'm shared another Harrier AV-8B from USMC Attack Squadron aka VMA 311 Tomcats 

VMA-311 was formed on December 1, 1942 and took the name “Tomcats”.  The 
squadron took part in WWII, Korea , Vietnam and all the actions in the Persian Gulf area 
since “Operation Desert Shield” in 1990. In March 2003 the “Tomcats” flew their first 
sortie as part of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. VMA-311 was credited with flying over 550 
sorties and dropping 77 tons of precision ordnance. The AV-8B II Harriers operated from 
the USS Bon Homme Richard and the USS Tarawa and were responsible for eliminating 
132 Iraqi targets.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master Kuwait Air Force F/A 18D Hornet, 9th Squadron, Ahmad Al Jaber Air Base

1/72 Hobby Master Kuwait Air Force F/A 18 D Hornet, 9th Squadron, Ahmad Al Jaber Air Base

Hai guys, after many times skip to update my blog. Today is the valuable and free weekend day to me to share another Hornet legacy from Kuwait Air Force. Last time I got collected F/A 18C Hornet from Kuwait Air Force. The F/A 18D Hornet from 9 th Squadron is stationed at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base along with 25 Squadron. As of 2008 these squadrons are equipped with approximately 28 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Cs and 8 D variants. The D aircraft were produced in 1991 – 1992, KAFD001 – KAFD008 with numbers 441 through 448. After the liberation of Kuwait from Iragi forces the Kuwait AF flew missions over 
Iraq as part of Operation Southern Watch and have participated in several military exercises with other Gulf air forces.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master US Marines F/A-18D Hornet VMFA (AW) -242 "Bats" Miramar AB 2003

1/72 Hobby Master US Marines F/A-18D Hornet VMFA (AW) -242 "Bats" Miramar AB 2003

The first Hornet legacy from US Marines All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 as known as The Bats with their dedicated motto "Mors Ex Tenebris". The most proud VMFA squadron in US Marine due to their service given support to US Marine during various war that has been inflicted US to joined it.

The Bats received Hornet D in early 1991 and that hornet D already been combat proven in participated in support  of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm 1991 and Operation Enduring Freedom. The most valuable and significant effort of this Squadron when this squadron has give full and deadly provided ground Air Support to 1st Marine Division in Fallujah during Operation Phantom Fury 2005 to counter back insurgency around that city.

Due to a re-organization within Marine aviation, VMFA(AW)-242 moved from MAG-11 at MCAS Miramar to MAG-12 in its current home at Iwakuni in 2008. Since then, the Bats have been providing recon along North Korea in the effort of global security. The squadron maintains a high state of readiness throughout the area by deploying constantly and keeping operations high. "If a balloon goes up, the Bats are going to be the first ones there.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master USAF F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasels, 561st TFS, George AFB 1992

1/72 Hobby Master USAF F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasels, 561st TFS, George AFB 1992

New Phantom new legendary fighter aircraft in my bunker. The final variant F4G by USAF dedicated as SEAD operation. When the gulf war occurred in middle east. USAF has been assigned every F4G that has been served with them join the Air Strike Campaign during Desert Storm. F4G Wild Weasel equipped with AGM 88 HARM Missile including with their ALQ 141 Jamming Devices to Search and Destroy Iraqi Air Defence.

The latest WW in F4G variant based on Aircraft F-4G Phantom II from 561st Tactical Fighter Squadron and this squadron is the only last Squadron that has been used F4G Phantom II fleet during that time. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

The New Upgrade 25X Capability RMAF F/A 18 Hornet D

The New JHCMS show off during LIMA 2015

Raytheon AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking IR (ATFLIR)

 AGM 84 Harpoon Missile

The New Upgrade 25X Capability RMAF F/A 18 Hornet D

Another entry report regarding LIMA 2015, The achievement of RMAF Hornet D go through Mid Life Upgrade as known as Intergration 25X Capability by Boeing to 6nos Hornet D Fleet from 18th Fighter Squadron based in Butterworth Airbase.

I had a great opportunity to see live this RMAF Hornet D+ face to face and see their upgrade part. As we know as, This upgrade has been programmed in Foreign Military Sales Program. 

The contract has been covers for new design,development and installation new navigation,targeting and situational awareness which includes the new upgrade program includes:

  • Raytheon AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking IR (ATFLIR)
  • BAE System AN/APX-111 "Birdslicer" IFF Interogator.
  • Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHCMS) 
In other hand, RMAF Hornet D has been supplied with new ordnance including AIM 9X sidewinder AAM, AIM 120 C7 AMRAAM and GBU 31 JDAM 

The upgrades also make the RMAF’s F/A-18Ds more compatible with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which Boeing is offering to meet Malaysia’s Multi-Role Combat Aircraft needs.The government of Malaysia ordered eight F/A-18D Hornets in 1993. Since delivering all aircraft on schedule in 1997, Boeing has been providing sustainment support for the fleet at the RMAF base in Butterworth, Malaysia. These support programs include engineering and logistics support, pilot training and technical publications.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A400M First TUDM Heavy Airlifter in LIMA 2015

A400M First TUDM Heavy Airlifter in LIMA 2015

The first deliver RMAF A400M in the year 2015 which significant with LIMA 2015 in the middle of march. I do have the opportunity to see this grizzly live when it first touch down in Subang Air Base 3 days before the opening ceremony LIMA 2015 in Langkawi Islands. At lasts and still the golden chance to me to see it live the new heavy strategic airlifter for RMAF for the first time on my life.

Thanks a lot to RMAF and A400M crew member due to my visit inside the compartment cargo A400M and A400M Cockpit. The true is I very satisfied with the new bear. Most of the avionic is total new and user friendly to pilot in order to maintain during the flight mission.

About the technical specs and bla2 about this detailed A400M. I think most of my followers can google it right :D.

but don't worry, here I'm attached some little detail about A400M for your first review ok?

credit: Panggilan Pertiwi

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Syark Defence Force (SDF) - 1/48 China People Liberation Army PLA Z-9W

1/48 China People Liberation Army PLA Z-9W

Good days everybody, Today my entry post to share my new Helicopter scaled model from China. I don't know what brand of my new helicopter hehehe. At last, I got new helicopter from various country and mostly it come from China PLA assets. Western Country called this helicopter is Dauphin Copycat but the Chinese stated it Z9W from Army Branch.

The Z-9W is an indigenous attack variant of the Z-9 utility helicopter, which itself is a license-built version of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin.The Z-9W can perform in a wide range of missions, including anti-tank, close air support, armed patrol, anti-terrorism and law enforcement.

The Z-9W performed its first flight in 1987. The first missile was test fired from the helicopter in 1989. The production variant was inducted into service by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the early 1990s. The PLA is believed to have fielded 30 to 40 helicopters since. China delivered a number of Z-9W helicopters to undisclosed customers in 2010.

The Z-9W helicopter is of light aluminium alloy construction using glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) and Nomex flame resistant fibre materials. The tear-drop shaped design incorporates a pointed boom to the tail and stepped-up cockpit. Two weapon pylons are externally attached to the fuselage aft the cockpit.

The under-nose day / night targeting turret of Z-9WA was developed by Luoyang Electro-Optics Technology Development Centre (EOTDC). The unit integrates FLIR and a low-light TV system, allowing operations during day / night in all-weather conditions.

The weapon pylons on either side of the fuselage can carry up to eight HJ-8 wire-guided anti-tank missiles. The Z-9W can also be armed with two 23mm cannons/12.7mm machine guns/57mm rocket launchers, or four TY-90 air-to-air missiles.

The electronic countermeasures suite of Z-9WA integrates a missile approach warning system and chaff/flare decoy dispensers. The system is capable of detecting infrared signature of incoming missiles. It warns the pilot and automatically activates the chaff/flare dispensers to deceive the missile.