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Friday, December 28, 2012

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/144 JWINGS JASDF E2C HAWKEYE









1/144 JWINGS JASDF E2C HAWKEYE

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force bought thirteen E-2C to improve its Early warning capabilities. The E-2C was put into service with the Airborne Early Warning Group (AEWG) at Misawa Air Base in January 1987. On September 6, 1976, Soviet Air Force pilot Viktor Belenko successfully defected, landing his MiG-25 'Foxbat' at Hakodate Airport, Japan. During this incident, the Japan Self-Defense Forces' radar lost track of the aircraft when Belenko flew his MiG-25 at a low altitude, prompting the JASDF to consider procurement of airborne early warning aircraft.

Initially, the E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft was considered to be the prime candidate for the airborne early warning mission by the JASDF. However, the Japanese Defense Agency realized that the E-3 would not be readily available due to USAF needs and opted to procure E-2 Hawkeye AWACS aircraft.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Syark Air force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F-4N VF-84, CAG Bird of CVW-6 USS Roosevelt "Jolly Rogers"







1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F-4N VF-84, CAG Bird of CVW-6 USS Roosevelt "Jolly Rogers" 

The last F-4 Phantom in my inventory for 2012 collection, this is are main factor that I willing to start collect the diecast collection on this year. The Jolly Rogers F4N Phantom II are not on hobby Master production anymore. Thank's a lot for my supplier because he succeed found this model in UK and buy it for me. I'm very happy and feel so satisfied owned this model. Thank's guy for review my blog.


The VF-84 nickname was the "Jolly Rogers" and between 1970 and 1975 was assigned to CVA-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt of CVW-6 for 4 deployments. The final deployment of the F-4 on the USS FDR took place between January 3, 1975 and July 16, 1975. VF-84 flew several variants of the F-4 Phantom II between 1964 and 1976 when they were replaced by the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. VF-84 received their F-4N's in 1975. F-4N 150438 was sent to MASDC as 8F0112 on August 19, 1982.

source : hobbymaster

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F-4N VF-161 "CHARGERS", CAG Bird of CVW-5, USS Midway 1977










1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F-4N VF-161 "CHARGERS", CAG Bird of CVW-5, USS Midway 1977


VF-161 "Chargers" was formed during WWII. On February 1, 1971 the squadron was assigned to the USS Midway and CVW-5 for the first time. In the summer of 1977 VF-161 traded their F-4N for the F-4J variant. F-4N BuNo. 151433 c/n 425 originally was an F-4B converted to F-4N standards and used as the CAG aircraft in 1977. F-4N 151433 was withdrawn from use on October 20, 1977 and was stored at AMARC as AN 8F072 until 1993 when it was finally scrapped.


On January 12, 1973, while also deployed aboard USS Midway in the Gulf of Tonkin, VF-161 Phantoms engaged and successfully destroyed one North Vietnamese MiG-17 aircraft, utilizing an IR-guided Sidewinder missile.



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F18E Superhornet, VFA -31, TOMCATTER SPECIAL MARKING 75TH ANNIVERSARY 2010








1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F18E Superhornet, VFA -31, TOMCATTER SPECIAL MARKING 75TH ANNIVERSARY 2010


The latest Superhornet in my inventory today. Special of this model is come out with the special marking of Tomcatter Squadron due to 75th Anniversary 2010.  VFA-31 or Strike Fighter Squadron 31 is known as the Tomcatters, callsign "Felix", a United States Navy strike fighter squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The Tomcatters are the second oldest Navy Fighter Attack squadron operating today.

VFA-31, along with CVW-8 and Theodore Roosevelt, participated in Joint Task Force Exercise 08-4 Operation Brimstone off the coast of North Carolina between July 21 and July 31, 2008. The British carrier HMS Ark Royal, the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima with associated units and the Brazilian Navy frigate Greenhalgh (F-46) and the French submarine Am├ęthyste also participated in the event.
On 8 September 2008, VFA-31 and the rest of CVW-8 deployed on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt on a regularly scheduled deployment. On October 4, the Roosevelt Carrier Group arrived in Cape TownSouth Africa, the first visit by an American aircraft carrier since 1967 and three days later the carrier left Cape Town. CVW-8 and CVN-71 supported Operation Enduring Freedom and flew more than 3,100 sorties and dropped more than 59,500 pounds of ordnance while providingClose Air Support for ISAF-forces in Afghanistan. On March 21, 2009 it was reported that USS Theodore Roosevelt was relieved by USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).

Misi Merentas Waktu MMW 4 PP



LAWATAN KE MUZIUM RENJER DI RAJA


TEMURAMAH PEGAWAI WARAN 1 (B) IELIAS B IBRAHIM PGB



BERGAMBAR DENGAN BELIAU


TTS PP



TEMURAMAH PAK DIN VAT 69 (SALLEHUDIN OMAR)




BERGAMBAR DENGAN BELIAU

Misi Merentas Waktu MMW 4 PP

Program yang aku sertai pada akhir bulan November yang lepas, aku ingat aku x dapat join sebab x ada kursus. Alhamduliah ada kursus dekat putrajaya masa tu, Bergegas laa aku balik KL masa tu. Satu input dan teladan yang berguna sertai misi ini. Aturcara program banyak berkisah mendalami kisah2 perjuangan veteran ATM dan PDRM yang berjuang menentang Komunis. Satu kisah yang tidak mungkin kita tahu kalau kita tidak dengar sendiri dari mereka. Aku cedok habis rumusan program ini dari Tawel GGK hahahah. malas nak taip panjang hehehe.


Pertubuhan Panggilan Pertiwi Malaysia (PPPM) menjalankan aktiviti Misi Merentas Waktu 4 (MMW4) pada 24 dan 25hb. November 2012. Lokasi MMW4 pada kali ini adalah di Ipoh dan juga Taiping Perak yang akan melibatkan aktiviti kunjungan ziarah keatas tokoh-tokoh yang telah terlibat didalam misi mempertahankan Negara suatu ketika dahulu bagi menzahirkan penghargaan dan terima kasih diatas pengorbanan dan kesetiaan kepada Negara yang tidak berbelah bagi yang mereka telah buktikan demi keamanan negara. 



Mengikut rancangan asal Tetamu istimewa MMW4 kali ini adalah Lt. Kol. (R) Robert Rizal Bin Abdullah PGB - Taping, Pegawai Waran 1 (R) Ielias bin Ibrahim PGB – Ipoh dan juga Komando Vat 69 (R) Saladin Bin Omar - Ipoh.



Hasil daripada lawatan ziarah bersama tetamu-tetamu istimewa ini, PPPM akan merekodkan dan memuatnaik kisah-kisah yang diceritakan oleh mereka (sesi temuramah) didalam laman forum rasmi PPPM bagi dikongsikan dengan warga-warga PPPM yang lain serta seluruh pengikut-pengikut laman forum PPPM. Ini adalah bertujuan agar generasi muda kini untuk terus menghargai jasa dan pengorbanan perwira-perwira Negara ketika menentang petualang Negara.



Disamping itu, MMW4 juga akan membuat lawatan keatas Muzium Rejimen Renjer yang terletak didalam Batalion Ke-2 Rejimen Renjer Diraja, Kem Syed Putra, Jalan Tambun, Ipoh bagi mengetahui serta menghayati sejarah Batalion tersebut yang mana batalion adalah diantara batalion telah berkhidmat dengan cemerlang sejak penubuhannya hinggalah kehari ini. Melalui lawatan ke muzium ini, peserta MMW4 akan dapat menghayati dan mendalami sejarah dengan lebih berkesan apabila dapat melihat dengan sendiri bahan-bahan sejarah yang dipamerkan disitu nanti.


Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F4J PHANTOM II, VF 31, TOMCATTER, USS SARATOGA, 1972










1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F4J PHANTOM II, VF 31, TOMCATTER, USS SARATOGA, 1972


The F-4J was the final version of the Phantom II produced for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. It constituted an improved version of the F-4B and flew operationally for the first time in 1966. Of this version, 522 aircraft were constructed between 1966 and 1972. Because of increased weight and more demanding sink rates, the F-4J was fitted with a sturdier landing gear, which required modifications to the inner wings, as had been the case for the F-4C. F-4B aircraft were later converted to F-4N versions in a service life extension programme.

Similarly, 265 (of the 302 planned) F-4J aircraft went through a modification process at the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) at NAS North Island, to provide more structural strength, a longer fatique life, updated mission equipment (AN/AWG10 to AN/AGW-10B radar) and a slatted wing. These modified F-4J aircraft were designated F-4S and the first one flew in 1977. The modifications saved about 25% on aircraft maintenance. The slatted wing modifications consisted of an external strap that ran from one wing fold under the fuselage to the other wing fold, effectively zero-timing the wing. The outer wing panels were replaced with new ones. The first forty or so F-4J airframes converted to F-4S were completed before the slat "kits" were available. These were sent to the Marines as F-4J/S Phantoms (it was even painted on the aircraft). Later, the ones that were still around were brought back to NARF North Island and fitted with slats. Formation lights were also added to the vertical stabiliser, the fuselage and the wing tips. The aircraft were also rewired with newer wire. The above information was kindly provided by Mr. Jan jacobs, who has 1,400 hours of flight time in the back seat of the F-4B/F-4N/F-4J Phantoms and was the Technical Manual Data Manager for the F-4 at the Naval Air Rework Facility at NAS North Island from 1981 through 1984.

VF-31 set many Navy records during the time it flew the F-4 Phantom II. On June 12, 1972, CDR. Sam Flynn and Lt. Bill John, while flying F-4J AC 101 (157293), downed a North Vietnamese MiG-21 with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile, which made VF-31 the only Navy fighter squadron to achieve air-to-air victories in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

sources : F4J PHANTOM II




Saturday, December 22, 2012

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F14D Tomcat, VF 31 Tomcatters, USS Forrestal
















1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F14D Tomcat, VF 31 Tomcatters, USS Forrestal


The US Navy Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) Tomcatters was the new designation given to VF-3A on August 7th, 1948. The squadron transitioned from the F6F Hellcat through the F9F Panther, F2H Banshee, F3H Demon and F-4 Phantom II before upgrading to the F-14 Tomcat in 1981. The Tomcatters deployed several times with the F-14 on various Nimitz Class carriers. They deployed with the F-14 for the last time aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in 2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was during this deployment that VF-31 became the last F-14 squadron to drop a bomb in combat. The squadron returned home in 2006 and and transitioned to the F/A-18E Super Hornet, being redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron 31 (VFA-31).