1/48 Revell US Navy F18E Superhornet, VFA 143 Pukin Dogs Squadron
Another scaled model from Kamal Nordin that has been locked up in my inventory. VFA 143 Pukin Dogs Squadron SuperHornet F18E making from Revell Brand. The comment regarding this scaled model is superb and well detailing on weathering. The Hornet I got along with my F15E Strike Eagle form the same modeler.
Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143) also known as the "Pukin Dogs", are a United States Navy strike fighter squadron based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. The Pukin Dogs are an operational fleet squadron and flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. They are currently attached to Carrier Air Wing Seven and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). They are currently at their homeport of NAS Oceana. Their radio callsign is Taproom.
The first deployment with the F/A-18E commenced in 2006 and ended in the spring of 2007. During the cruise aboard Eisenhower, VFA-143 supported Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and operations off the Somali coast.
On February 21, 2009 VFA-143 and CVW-7 embarked aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) for a deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf. On March 21, 2009 it was reported that USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) was relieved by "Ike". On 30 July 2009, the Eisenhower returned to Naval Station Norfolk after almost a six month deployment.