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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Syark Air forces (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F4B Phantom II, VF 84 Jolly Roger Squadron, USS Independence, 1965










1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F4B Phantom II, VF 84 Jolly Roger Squadron, USS Independence, 1965

Happy Sunday everybody, Today post most likely about my ambition to collected Variant Fighter Aircraft in Jolly Rogers Squadron VF 84. Early version of F4B Phantom II that has been operated by VF 84 Squadron at USS Independence 1965.  In 1965 the squadron deployed for 7 months on board Independence in the Gulf of Tonkin and flew 1507 combat sorties, logging 2200 flight hours over both North Vietnam and South Vietnam during the peak of Vietnam War.

Right now, only F4J VF 84 Jolly Roger Squadron take a place to me set ambition to collect it in the future. Hope it will be true next year hehehe.

Thanks to viewed guys.

Syark Air forces (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master Royal Navy Sea Harrier FA.2 ZD615/OEU-712, No. 899 Naval Air Sqn., HMS Invincible, Bosnia Conflict, 1994







1/72 Hobby Master Royal Navy Sea Harrier FA.2 ZD615/OEU-712, No. 899 Naval Air Sqn., HMS Invincible, Bosnia Conflict, 1994

Today post regarding new type of aircraft from the legendary and first STOL/VTOL combat aircraft. 

The BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980. The aircraft is a naval VTOL/VSTOL jet fighter designed for reconnaissance and attack roles. In 1993 an improved variant of the Sea Harrier was produced as the FA.2 with a more powerful engine, improved air-to-air capabilities and weapons options. The FA.2 was produced until 1998 and continued in service until 2006 when it was replaced by the Harrier GR9. 56 FA.2 Sea Harriers were produced for the Royal Navy.

FRS1 ZD615 joined the Royal Navy P3 on June 19, 1986. In August 1993 ZD615 was converted to an FA.2 and assigned to HMS Invincible that periodically deployed in support of the conflict in Bosnia and Operation Deny Flight. In 2002 ZD615 went into storage for over 3 years before being fully restored. In 2009 the aircraft was sold and displayed at an energy company's office in Calgary Canada before becoming a lawn ornament at the home of the energy company's president in Red Deer Alberta Canada.



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F/A 18E Superhornet, VFA 195 Dambusters Squadron, USS George Washington














1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F/A 18E Superhornet, VFA 195 Dambusters Squadron, USS George Washington

Witty Wings Superhornet Fleet still in my wishlist to complete this year, Another variant F/A 18E Superhornet from VFA 195 Dambusters Squadron in USS George Washington. Another success mission collected Variable Fighter that has been served in VFA 195 Squadron. VFA 195 started operate Superhornet F/A 18E in late 2010 without their legacy Hornet. 

Dambusters Squadron is the most squadron that I admire to collect their variant fighter plane due to Marking Eagle Chippy Ho in their Hornet Tail.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty WIngs US Navy F/A 18E SuperHornet, VFA 81 Sunliners Squadron










1/72 Witty WIngs US Navy F/A 18E SuperHornet, VFA 81 Sunliners Squadron

Good Days everybody, today post related to another superhornet aircraft in my collection. Witty Wings already closed up or bankrupt on what I see in many diecast forum. Through this year, I'm focused buy many as possible witty wings aircraft because want to avoid the price hike in the future to any witty wings aircraft that I wish to buy. New Superhornet Squadron in my inventory as named as VFA 81 Sunliners Squadron F/A 18E. With this Superbugs, I'm already completed my mission on collected all variant Hornet Aircraft in VFA 81 Sunliners Squadron.

In 2000 and 2002 VFA-81 made two deployments aboard USS George Washington to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. In 2004 VFA-81 made a single deployment aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. In 2007 VFA-81 was reassigned to CVW-11 in the Pacific Fleet and deployed aboard USS Nimitz to the Western Pacific and the Persian Gulf. Its last deployment ended on June 3, 2008, and the squadron began transition training from the F/A-18C Hornet to the F/A-18E Super Hornet. In 2011, the squadron was embarked with Carrier Air Wing 17 for a Western Pacific and Persian Gulf deployment aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). In 2012, the squadron completed a surge deployment with Carrier Air Wing 17 aboard the USS Carl Vinson.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Syark Air Forces (SAF) - 1/72 HobbyMaster USAF F4G Phantom II Wild Weasel, 37TH TFW,1980








1/72 HobbyMaster USAF F4G Phantom II Wild Weasel, 37TH TFW,1980

The new variant F4 Phantom II in F4G Wild Weasel as known as advanced phantom II in USAF Fleet. Thanks a lot to Hobby Master. My feedback about this model is marvelous and most well finishing regarding provided multiple missile and ordnance related to Wild Weasel Aircraft.  

Wild Weasel is a code name given by the United States Armed Forces, specifically the US Air Force, to an aircraft, of any type, equipped with radar-seeking missiles and tasked with destroying the radars and SAM installations of enemy air defense systems.

Wild Weasel tactics and techniques began their developmment in 1965 following the commencement of Operation Rolling Thunder during the Vietnam War, and were later adapted by other nations during following conflicts, as well as being integrated into the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) a plan used by US air forces to establish immediate air control, prior to possible full scale conflict.

This modification consisted of removing the gun and replacing it with the APR-38(t) Radar Homing and Warning Receiver (later upgraded to the APR-47), and a cockpit upgrade for the back seat to manage the electronic combat environment. A total of 134 F-4G models were converted from F-4Es with the first one flying in 1975. Squadron service began in 1978.

F-4Gs were deployed to three active wings. One was stationed at George AFB, Victorville, California. as part of the Rapid Deployment Force; one wing was assigned to USAFE (US Air Forces Europe) at Spangdahlem AB, Germany; and the other to PACAF (Pacific Air Forces) at Clark AFB, Philippines. F-4Gs from George AFB and Spangdahlem AB saw combat during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, successfully protecting strike packages from enemy air defenses. During this conflict the F-4G saw heavy use, with only a single loss: an aircraft from Spangdahlem AB crashed in Saudi Arabia while returning from a mission. After an investigation into the loss of the aircraft which occurred during several aborted landing attempts in a sandstorm, it was determined that a fuel cell was punctured by anti-aircraft fire. The pilot and EWO safely ejected after the engines shut down when the aircraft ran out of fuel attempting to land at a forward airstrip.

After Desert Storm, some of the George AFB aircraft were assigned to the 124th Wing of the Air National Guard at Boise, Idaho, 190th Fighter Squadron. Aircraft from Spangdahlem, Clark, and the remainder from George were assigned to the 57th Fighter Wing (Active AF) assigned to Nellis AFB at Las Vegas, 561st Fighter Squadron. The aircraft remained in service until 1996, with both squadrons participating in frequent deployments to Saudi Arabia and Turkey in support of Operation Provide Comfort, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Vigilant Warrior enforcing the no-fly zones over Iraq. By this time the F-4G was the last operational variant of the Phantom II in the US forces. Many of the airframes were later used as target drones and Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training aids.


Syark Air Forces (SAF) - 1/72 Tamiya Belgian Air Force (BAF) F16A Fighting Falcon, 31 Sqd







1/72 Tamiya Belgian Air Force (BAF) F16A Fighting Falcon, 31 Sqd

First posting in November Rain Season guys, new scaled model from Tamiya Brand F16A Fighting Falcon from Belgian Air Force (BAF). BAF started used and build F16A under licensed around 160 nos as part of modernization of BAF fighter aircraft, BAF F16A has been served under NATO Intervene Conflict around the world especially in Kosovo Conflict.

From August 2008, four F-16s will be deployed to Kandahar in Afghanistan in support of the Dutch land forces. In March 2011, Belgium deployed six F-16 Fighters to Araxos in Greece, in support of operation: Odyssey Dawn, to support the NATO operations over Libya. the aircraft were already at the base as part of a joint exercise and were transferred to NATO command. as of June 2011, the aircraft have flown over 1000 hours over Libya and attacked various military installations and targets.