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Looking for more info on this airframe. Either my research skills suck or there ain't much out there. I know it was involved in one of the Desert storm shoot downs but thats about all I came up with. Plus looking for any possible decal sheet for it as well, any help would be appreciated. 

 

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Pretty sure the kill marking is in regards to the solitary aerial victory claimed by F-14s during the Gulf War involving a VF-1 Tomcat blasting an Iraqi Mi-8 "Hip" helicopter.  VF-1 & VAW-116 were both squadrons part of Carrier Air Wing TWO (CVW-2) embarked aboard USS Ranger (CV-61).

 

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/el-coyote-the-story-of-vf-1-wolfpacks-desert-storm-kill/

 

https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv61-91/index.html

 

Of note, at least two Sun King E-2s sported the victory marking post-conflict so it's possible the photographed Hawkeye wasn't actually the one involved with controlling the intercept.  VF-1's "helo killer" has been done in 1/48 scale but I'm unaware of any VAW-116 decals.

 

https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/usa/e-2c.html

 

https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/other/decals.html

 

Best regards,

 

Scoobs

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Thanks Scoobs, I did find that Dstorm.eu page where I got the phot but the other site will be helpful too. 👍 I may have to piece together some markings from a sheets.

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