Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Syark Airforces - 1/200 ATLAYA AMERCOM USAF B52H Stratofortress, 319th Bombardment Wing, 1981











1/200 ATLAYA AMERCOM USAF B52H Stratofortress, 319th Bombardment Wing, 1981

The new one bomber plane in my collection. I think a lot of collector have this diecast right. I bought this model for free due to purchased the 2 nos. Fighter Aircraft Magazine by Amercom. This model is huge even this model in scale 1/200. I so satisfied about the quality of this model.

The B-52H is the US Air Force's long-range, large-payload multirole bomber and is known as the Stratofortress or the Buff (big ugly fat fellow). It is the USAF's principal strategic nuclear and conventional weapons platform, and supports the US Navy in anti-surface and submarine warfare missions.
The B-52H is a very large aircraft, with a length of 159ft 4in (48.5m) and a take-off weight of 488,000lb (220,000kg). The all-metal skin bears a high proportion of the flight loading. When on the ground, the surface of the aircraft on the forward section of the fuselage has a wrinkled appearance. The skin expands and becomes smooth as the crew compartment is pressurised when the aircraft gains altitude.
The B-52 celebrated its 50th anniversary (first flight April 1952) in April 2002 and is the longest serving combat aircraft in the world - a total of 744 were built.
The B-52H entered service in 1961 and 104 were built. The last was delivered in October 1962. However, due to an extensive system and structural upgrades, its service life is expected to continue beyond the year 2030.
The USAF retired 18 B-52H aircraft leaving 76 aircraft in service, stationed at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana and Minot AFB in North Dakota.
The aircraft were retired at the rate of one every two weeks and are stored in a hangar at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, in case they are required in future. The first aircraft was retired in July 2008. All B-52s were transferred from Air Combat Command (ACC) to the new Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) in 2010. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Syark Air Forces- 1/48 Bronco Model USAF MQ/RQ-1 Predator uav










1/48 Bronco Model USAF MQ/RQ-1 Predator UAV

The first one UAV in my collection. Thanks to my modeler from sandakan ( The man that build my T69 II). The bronco model is new kit model that I have in my collection. so we go to the detail of this UAV.  The Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) designated RQ-1, was launched in January 1994 as an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD). The armed version that followed the RQ-1 was designated MQ-1. The design was based on a modified Gnat 750 UAV built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. (The Gnat does not have the Ku Band satellite link). The US Air Force received its first Predators in 1994, and deployed them for the first time over Bosnia between 1995-6. Since then, Predators were operated by both USAF and the Central Intelligence Agency, designated RQ-1A. 

Following successful integration of Hellfire missiles, an armed version of Predator was deployed in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2002. These aircraft are designated MQ-1. Officially, the Predator A system was declared "operational" only in 2004, ten years after it began flying with the US Military. Predator UAVs are currently operated by the US Air Force and Italian Air Force. By September 2007 the Predator fleet accumulated a total of 300,000 flight hours, over 80 percent in combat missions and this pace is increasing. In October 2007 alone, the Predator fleet performed 12,000 hours. More recently the USAF fielded the Reaper, a larger more capable UAS based on an outgrowth of the Predator platform.

Sources : http://defense-update.com/products/p/predator.htm



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Syark Defence Forces (SDF) - 1/35 Trumpeter Iraqi Army Type T69 II (Desert Storm)










1/35 Trumpeter Iraqi Army Type T69 II (Desert Storm)

Modeler : Mr.Lee (Sandakan Hobby)

The new upcoming model in my collection. First time ever, I started my mood to soviet and his alliance model. hehehehe. The model is fly away from Sandakan to Kuching last week. long period of time has been take to ensure this tank is mine. T69 - II is the one most used MBT in iraqi army during Conflict Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom 2003 against US and his alliance. This MBT is imported from China around 1500 with variance due to weapon, system target and it armor also. This MBT is upgraded from based T54A soviet. This tank give a lot of impact to Iraqi army during the battle with US army in Nasiriyah, Iraq 2003 before it destroyed by US Cobra Gunship.