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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/48 Revell US Navy F18E Superhornet, VFA 143 Pukin Dogs Squadron

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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/48 Revell USAF F15E Strike Eagle, 57th Wing, USAF Weapons School F-15E Division Squadron.

1/48 Revell USAF F15E Strike Eagle, 57th Wing, USAF Weapons School F-15E Division Squadron

New Entry for new scaled model reporting duty in my display cabinet in Shah Alam Home Base. The scaled model has been build and finish it from my new incoming modeler Kamal Nordin as his part time hobby works. It take a years to me to nego with him before he decided to sell it to me. What a good days to me on that day. F15E Strike Eagle is the most top of my list to collect through my favorite list of fighter aircraft in model kit area especially on 1/48 scale

The 57th Wing (57 WG) is an operational unit of the United States Air Force Warfare Center, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The 57 WG's mission is to provide well trained and well equipped combat forces ready to deploy into a combat arena to conduct integrated combat operations.

The scaled model of F15E is based F15E from USAF Weapons School Division Squadron, 57th Wing Group based in Nellis Air Base.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Syark Defence Force (SDF) - 1/35 Academy IDF Magach 6B Gal Batash

1/35 Academy IDF Magach 6B Gal Batash

New fresh scaled model from Sandakan Hobby in my display rack right now. Academy IDF Magach 6B Gal Batash as we known as Israel Modified M60 Patton from US. IDF Magach has been modified and upgraded the basic M60 Tank to achieve what IDF Tank Commander requirement in 80s and IDF lesson during Yom Kippur Battle where a lot of IDF MBT has been destroyed by the new kind of Anti Tank Weapon especially from Soviet Made.

This Magach has been upgraded and fitted with 4th generation passive armor and 908 hp engine. The turret has angled sides and angled mantlet. This variant is sometimes unofficially referred to as Magach 7D or Magach 8. A limited number of vehicles were converted from the Magach 6B Gal variant.

Magach first conflict involved in Lebanon War 1982 and it give more significant aspect on protecting and fire power to IDF ground forces during that war.

Since the 1980s and 1990s, the Magachs are gradually replaced with Merkava tanks as Israel's front-line main battle tank. However, the large majority of the IDF's armored corps continued to consist of Magach variants until the 1990s, and the tank was continuously upgraded during this time.

By 2006 all Magachs in regular units have been replaced with the Merkava but during the current conflict with Gaza last month. We still can see Magach 7 and 8 still operated well in frontline with IDF ground troops during the invasion in Gaza.

Pray For Gaza and Hope there Immortal Peace on that Holy Land