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Offline ScranJ51

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Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:23:07 AM »
A force of F-8 Crusaders, A-4E Skyhawks and an A-7A Corsair prepare for an mission, moving past a damaged Marine A-4 that has diverted to the Navy Carrier:

alpha-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alpha-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alpha-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alpha-4 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Shown here on the workbench - below in the display cabinet (home)

alpha-5 by David Freeman, on Flickr


Some closer shots of the aircraft

f8-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

f8-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

a7-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

a4-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Here we seek the Marine pilot examining the damage with the CVN crew

marine-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

marine-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr



Enjoy  8)
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Offline kerick

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 09:45:20 AM »
Very nice collection! Do you have a personal connection to the NP air wing or just something you picked out?

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 03:13:27 PM »
only wing/Carrier where I could get enough codes for the number of aircraft.  Even then, the NP markings on the A-7A are from an A-4 kit, although the Squadron (VA-146) shown on the A-7 was an A-7 Squadron
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 05:01:20 PM »
Is cool USN time capsule you created.  8)
They all match up super well.

Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 12:30:05 AM »
Very cool, but may I suggest that the deck crewman behind Crusader 210 is gonna get cooked standing there?

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 03:53:51 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 06:15:52 AM »
These are all excellent - I especially like the damaged one.
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Offline kerick

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 06:25:06 AM »
Any Skyraiders in that air wing?

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 06:36:15 AM »
tankmodeler - yes, noted - in the display the angle of 210 has been changed  ;)
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Offline Camthalion

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 12:30:49 PM »
Nice collection

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 01:59:27 PM »
Following on - the shelf below in the display cabinet is now a "Hanger Deck" (on a different carrier) where F-8 Crusaders and A-7 Corsairs undergo checks before being moved topside:

NM Hanger 1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NM Hanger 3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NM Hanger 2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NOW, i know on a "real" carrier all would probably have wings folded, but only 1 kit allowed that option.

The aircraft are:

NM F-8-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NM F-8-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

200 and 203 from VF-194

NM F-8-2-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NM F-8-2-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

100 from VF-191

NM A7-1-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NM A7-1-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NM A7-2-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

NM A7-2-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

300 and 307 from VA-153.

When I can get the light right - I'll add a picture of the cabinet with both decks and the "lights" on

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Offline finsrin

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 02:04:08 PM »
The day I get finishes and decals coming out that good, ah, ere, a, oh,,,, well it simply won't happen.  :smiley:

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2019, 05:01:10 AM »
I don't think I've ever seen so many Vought jets together in one post before.

Great stuff!

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2019, 06:32:56 AM »
You can never have too much Gull Gray over White!  Nice work!

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2019, 11:21:44 AM »
Gorgeousness and great work all around.

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 11:07:26 PM »
Very nice  :smiley:

The multi coloured tail decals, I've got a sheet with something similar, for a Viking IIRC. Did that squadron re-equip to those at a later date ?

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Vietnam Alpha Strike (Early)
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2019, 05:54:25 AM »
Kitnut,

The Squadron with the multi-coloured tails is VF-194 - which is a fighter Squadron (Fighter Squadron 194).  A Viking Squadron would be VS something, so I doubt it.  Perhaps just adopted similar markings.

Quite often some squadrons had "rainbow"markings on their tail - particularly the rudder - of their "CAG BIRD"(often their 00 aircraft, 100, 200, 300 etc).

I assume most are aware of the Air Wing numbering system?
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