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

Sahabat Perjuangan Ku

Monday, September 17, 2012

Syark Air Forces (SAF) - 1/200 AMERCOM USAF Boeing E-3B Sentry

1/200 AMERCOM USAF Boeing E-3B Sentry

The E-3 airborne warning and control system (AWACS) is built by Boeing Defense & Space Group. The role of the E-3 is to carry out airborne surveillance, and command, control and communications (C3) functions for both tactical and air defence forces.In the USA the aircraft carries the designation E-3 AWACS. The UK designation is E-3 Sentry AEW (airborne early warning) and the French designation is E-3 SDA.

The first E-3 entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in March 1977. Deliveries were concluded in June 1984. A total of 33 aircraft are in service with the USAF, seven with the UK Royal Air Force, four with the French Air Force and five with Saudi Arabia. E-3 deliveries to the UK began in March 1991 and were completed in May 1992. Deliveries to the Royal Saudi Air Force commenced in June 1986 and concluded in September 1987. The French Air Force received the first E-3 in May 1991 and the last aircraft in February 1992.The Nato airborne early warning force, established in 1980, has a fleet of 17 E-3A aircraft.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Syark Air Forces (SAF) - 1/200 AMERCOM RAF Boieng C-17A Globemaster III

1/200 AMERCOM RAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas; the company later merged with Boeing. The C-17 is used for rapid strategic airlift of troops and cargo to main operating bases or forward operating bases throughout the world. It can also perform tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop missions. The C-17 carries the name of two previous, but unrelated piston-engine, U.S. military cargo aircraft, theDouglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.
In addition to the U.S. Air Force, the C-17 is operated by the United KingdomAustraliaCanadaQatarUnited Arab Emirates and NATO Heavy Airlift Wing. Additionally, India has ordered C-17s.
The C-17 is 174 feet (53 m) long and has a wingspan of about 170 feet (52 m). It can airlift cargo fairly close to a battle area. The size and weight of U.S. mechanized firepower and equipment have grown in recent decades from increased air mobility requirements, particularly for large or heavy non-palletized outsize cargo.
The C-17 is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines, which are based on the commercial Pratt and Whitney PW2040 used on the Boeing 757. Each engine is fully reversible and rated at 40,400 lbf (180 kN) of thrust. The thrust reversers direct engine exhaust air upwards and forward, reducing the chances of foreign object damage by ingestion of runway debris, and providing enough reverse thrust to back the aircraft up on the ground while taxiing. The thrust reversers can also be used in flight at idle-reverse for added drag in maximum-rate descents.

Syark Air Forces (SAF) - 1/48 AFV TUDM F-5E Tiger II

1/48 AFV TUDM F-5E Tiger II

This is my country fighter aircraft that I collected for this year. The Fighter Aircraft F-5E Tiger II are the first Supersonic Fighter that has been serviced in TUDM in order to replaced F86 Sabre given free from RAAF during Confrontation with Indonesia around era 1960. This tiger has ordered 16 nos. to build up the TUDM strength during 1975 after US loss in Vietnam War. In ASEAN on that time, Veitnam already has Mig 17 that has power to control air space. Due to that risk, US supply a lot of F-5E to his alliance including Malaysia

Following the resounding success of the F-5A Freedom Fighter, the USAF issued a request in 1970 for a new light fighter aircraft that could both be exported to America's allies (Under the Mutual Assistance Plan, or MAP) or put on the international market. Northrop decided to repeat the feat of the F-5A a second time, and offered up a brand-new variant, the F-5E Tiger II. Named to honour the well-known Skoshi Tiger Unit that was formed solely to test out the F-5A during the Vietnam War, the F-5E Tiger II, just like its predecessor, instantly became an enormous hit on the export market. For a price of about two million dollars US (Today), a country could equip its air force with a light, modern single-seat fighter. The tactical RF-5E Tigereye and the F-5F Tiger II also soon hit the market, seeing success with a number of Asian, Middle-Eastern and European countries.

The most intriguing of the F-5E's standard armament is the dual M39A2 cannon arrangement, with 280 rounds available per gun. The Pontiac M39A2 is an improvement of the previous M39, but uses the same 20mm shells as its predecessor. The two sidewinders allow the F-5E to defend itself against air targets at short ranges, while the previous F-5A would have had to rely on its cannons and rockets. 3175 Kg of ordnance can be stored on the F-5E's pylons, from Snakeye bombs, to 1,040 litre drop tanks, to cluster bomb or rocket launchers. The ultimate AGM, (Air-to-Ground-Missile), and armament, available to the F-5E is the AGM-65 Maverick missile. Although this requires the aircraft to be prepared, it gives the F-5E a tremendous tank destroying capability. The AGM-65 is far more accurate than rockets or bombs, and far more powerful than most guns.