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Great pics! If possible can some one post a close up of the SH wing fold area (wings folded up) and flap area (flaps in lowered position)? Thanks

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Mecham Field last week...

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Greetings, neu :banana:

www.deploymentproductions.com

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Since I live in Europe, the only chance for us to see a SH is when it's Farnborough.

This one's taken during take off for display at Fairford's RIAT '06

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I do live in Europe too :thumbsup: Really nice shot you have there, I don't think there are any Rhinos looking that clean now :D Your one must be pretty new, it does not even have a modex painted up! If you see my first shots, that is the way those VFA-122 birds look like these days :D

Greetings, neu :D

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With thanks to one of our younger ARC’ers (AW), I’ve made some of my Photobucket albums public before I head back to the sandbox .

I took these pics with the modeler in mind to a great extent. I just kind of forgot to take more overall shots.

Anyway, for those peeps out there who use the search function, here are a wealth of keywords of what’s in the photos: radome, HUD, main landing gear bay, nose landing gear bay, doors, flaps, stabs, tails, drop tank, pylons, arresting hook, vents, screens, LEX, boarding ladder, under or lower surfaces, exhaust nozzles (exterior & interior), just coming off cruise(deployment), weathering, tail antennas, rudders, navigation (position) lights, anti-collision beacons, intakes (left & right), trailing edge, leading edge, flare buckets, formation (slime) lights, launch rail, canopy, belly, APU exhaust. I hope that covers everything.

Here are the links:

VFA-41

VFA-106

VFA-122

Be sure to click on the "Full Size" icon, as I made the pics very close to the original size as I knew how to.

Ish

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Some more misc F-18F stuff..

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Brain,

I was wondering how come Victory 204 has the bigger Skull and Cross Bones in your pics that you posted here, but on Brains decal sheet directions state that the bigger Skull and Cross Bones goes on Victory 206. Could someone shed some light on this since on my build I used the smaller Skull and Cross Bones.

Thanks

Stanton

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Stanton,

I think I can answer your question, 206 was the only jet that kept the bigger style skull and cross bones while the rest of the jets had the newer style smaller ones painted on. I don't think 204 ever had the bigger style skull and cross bones applied.

Mike

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Brain,

I was wondering how come Victory 204 has the bigger Skull and Cross Bones in your pics that you posted here, but on Brains decal sheet directions state that the bigger Skull and Cross Bones goes on Victory 206. Could someone shed some light on this since on my build I used the smaller Skull and Cross Bones.

Thanks

Stanton

Stanton-

Vic 206 was the only a/c in the squadron to have the larger bones on the tails. All of the other a/c in the squadron had the newer style bones.

Here's a tail shot of 204 for ya just before the cruise.

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Bumping this topic back to the top... Blacklion 200, 166663, just back from a wash, taken Feb 2007. Note the LEX spoilers up.

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Blacklion 202 taxiing in...

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VFA-2 in Fallon 30 Nov 2007... Old-style CAG bird and newer-style line bird... No Langley stripe on 110!

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Edited by Nick Kessel

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I like the addition of the "Fighting Two" ribbon on the line bird, first time I've seen that ... Thanks again Nick !

Gregg

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In the interest of accuracy, shouldn't it be "stirke-fighting two?"

:)

>>> Fighting Two <<<

VFA-103 still goes by "Fighting 103" even though they've also joined the ranks of the STRKFITRON Community as well ... There might be others also ... Yup, "Fighting 14" also ...

Gregg

Edited by GreyGhost

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Fighting 31 and Fighting 143 also... For those of us hesitant to drink the Kool Aid!

"Tomcats by choice, Hornets by mandate!!" :banana:

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>>> Fighting Two <<<

VFA-103 still goes by "Fighting 103" even though they've also joined the ranks of the STRKFITRON Community as well ... There might be others also ... Yup, "Fighting 14" also ...

Gregg

trust me i know. i just find it fun, being neither a hornet or tomcat guy, to roll that grenade into the mix. :wub: strangely, it angers both communities... that's entertainment!

Edited by Karl Sander

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trust me i know. i just find it fun, being neither a hornet or tomcat guy, to roll that grenade into the mix. :D strangely, it angers both communities... that's entertainment!

Then ya just sit back and watch the fun eh Karl ? :coolio:

Gregg

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Re: VFA-2

Is that the longest a Super Hornet CAG has gone wearing the same scheme? I mean, still NE code, no marking changes that I can see. (Presumably crew name changes, but that's it)

What about VFA-14, what's their CAG look like currently?

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Well, if you count the short time VFA-14's didn't have the Tophat on the tails( I believe they weren't applied till after the photos ) then VFA-2 has the record ...I just remembered, VFA-14 did up the anniversary scheme too ... 85th Anniversary I believe ... Oh, some of the squadron also detached to the USS Ronald Reagan for it's Around the Horn Cruise and they carried USS Ronald Reagan on them, I'm pretty sure the VFA-14 CAG was a part of that ...

Pre Tophat CAG ...

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Gregg

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