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Friday, October 24, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty Wings RSAF F16C Fighting Falcon

1/72 Witty Wings RSAF F16C Fighting Falcon

My mission to collect all RSAF Aircraft Fleet from Witty Wings Brand already success when another F16C Fighting Falcon safely landed in my home yesterday. RSAF F16C is the dedicated interceptor RSAF to any aircraft intruder. Most of Malaysian and me also stated that RSAF F16C is the reason why RMAF equipped the first russian aircraft MIG29N. 

The backbone of the RSAF is formed by the Block 52/52+ F-16 Fighting Falcons. These are armed with US-supplied AIM-120C AMRAAM missiles and LANTIRN targeting pods, laser guided munitions and conformal fuel tanks for long-range strike.

While Singapore initially bought as many as 70 F-16 planes, on 18 November 2004, it was announced that the RSAF would offer its remaining 7 F-16A/B's to the Royal Thai Air Force. It is believed that these early Block 15OCU aircraft were upgraded to "Falcon One" standard by ST Aerospace before the transfer and delivered in late 2005. In return, the RSAF was permitted to train at the Udon Royal Thai Air Force Base in north-east Thailand for a specified number of days each year. This would mean that the RSAF will operate only the Block 52/52+ model, as many as 62 F-16CJ/DJ planes.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty Wings RSAF F16D Fighting Falcon 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Airbase

1/72 Witty Wings RSAF F16D Fighting Falcon 425th Fighter  Squadron, Luke Airbase

This scaled model landed in my base due to my birthday in 17 October 2014. Most like as birthday gift right?. Thanks to my friend because he willing to let go this model as my personal mission to collect RSAF aircraft. Long time ago, I'm not interested to collect the RSAF fleet but after I got my RSAF F15 Eagle SG. I'm need to do some major effort to complete my personal collection on all RSAF Fighter Aircraft that has been made only from Witty Wings Brand only.

This scaled model F16D is based on RSAF F16D Fighting Falcon from 425th Fighter Squadron from Luke Airbase. This F16D stationed in Luke Airbase as trainer fighter to RSAF pilot and maintenance crew due to advanced weapons and tactics continuation program. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 HobbyMaster USAF F-4C Phantom II s/n 63-7680, Col. Robin Olds "Operation Bolo" 8th TFW, Ubon Royal Thai AF Base, 2 Jan 1967

Col. Robin Olds with trademark mustache, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand. The missile is an AIM-9 Sidewinder with its seeker head covered.

1/72 HobbyMaster USAF  F-4C Phantom II s/n 63-7680, Col. Robin Olds "Operation Bolo" 8th TFW, Ubon Royal Thai AF Base, 2 Jan 1967

Late night posting in my blog. The Legendary F4C Phantom II from USAF 8th TFW that have been joined Operation Bolo 1967 during Vietnam War. Operation Bolo was a deception-based mission during the Vietnam War devised to lure fighter aircraft of the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) Không Quân Nhân Dân Việt Nainto battle where the odds were stacked against the defenders. The mission was planned in response to North Vietnamese tactics during the Operation Rolling Thunder aerial-bombardment campaign where in MiGs were used to attack heavily loaded fighter-bombers while circumventing their fighter escorts.

Bolo pitted the F-4 Phantom II multirole fighter against its rival, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 interceptor, and was considered to be one of the most successful combat ruses of all time,[1] eventually prompting VPAF pilots and strategists, as well as Soviet tacticians, to re-evaluate the tactics and deployment of the MiG-21.

Colonel Robin Olds was the commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing and an experienced fighter pilot who had become a double ace in two tours over Europe during World War II. He was sent to Southeast Asia to revive the performance of the 8th TFW and he did so from the cockpit. Five days after he arrived at Ubon, the 8th TFW lost an F-4C to an air-to-air missile shot from a MiG-21, the first such loss in the war. This followed two other F-4 losses to MiGs in the two weeks prior to Olds taking command - equal to the number of F-4s lost in the previous 12 years. Olds was upset by the sudden negative trend, but was also convinced that his pilots could take on the MiG-21 and prevail if the MiGs could be drawn into the air on even terms. His idea for Operation Bolo was relatively simple: substitute Phantoms armed with air-to-air missiles for the bomb-laden F-105 strike aircraft and lure the MiGs into a dogfight.

Credit : Wikipedia

Monday, October 13, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master US Navy F4B Phantom II, VF 143 Pukin Dogs Squadron, USS Constellation 1967

1/72 Hobby Master US Navy  F4B Phantom II, VF 143 Pukin Dogs Squadron, USS Constellation 1967

It long time not updated my favorite legendary fighter in US Air Forces history. The F4 Phantom II fleet has been added with new variant F4B Phantom II from US Navy. F4B is the early version of F4 phantom II that has been served with US Navy Air Fleet. F4B is the early navy version before it upgraded to F4N and F4J through the years after it first served in 1960. So for my F4B Phantom II version is based on F4B VF143 Pukin Dogs Squadron that has been operational in USS Constellation in 1967 on Vietnam War.

VF-143 “Pukin’ Dogs” adopted their insignia in 1953. One of several stories goes that the 
squadron commander’s wife said the insignia reminded her of a pukin’ dog which the pilots 
liked so the named was born. The second unit to be named VF-143 “Pukin’ Dogs” came about on June 20, 1962 and was equipped with F4H-1 Phantom II (later re-designated F-4B Phantom II). F-4B 151444 was one of the B variants that were upgraded to N’s and joined the USN in 1973.

The squadron was credited with the downing of the first MiG-21 in 1967, lead by R.M. Hooper LtCmdr; call sign: "Pacer".

credit: HobbyMaster Collector

Friday, October 10, 2014

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F/A 18F Superhornet F, VFA 102 Diamondbacks Squadron, 100 years Naval Aviation Anniversary

1/72 Witty Wings US Navy F/A 18F Superhornet F, VFA 102 Diamondbacks Squadron, 100 years Naval Aviation Anniversary

This post about the new scaled 1/72 Superhornet Fleet Squadron in my collection. Witty Wings has make my day terrible hahahaa with this latest collection Superhornet fleet from VFA 102 Diamondbacks Squadron. 

The Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) is a United States Navy Strike Fighter squadron based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi. Their call sign is Dback, with the tail code NF, and they fly the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet.

VFA-102 deployed to the Pacific Ocean aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, taking part in several military exercises, including Orange Crush, Talisman Saber, Jasex, and Valiant Shield.

In March 2008, VFA-102 was named the Pacific Fleet Battle "E" award winner for the calendar year of 2007. This award recognizes the Diamondback readiness to perform wartime tasks amongst all F/A-18E/F squadrons in the Pacific Fleet. In March 2010, the Diamondbacks were again honored with the Pacific Fleet Battle "E".

In the spring of 2008, VFA-102 embarked Kitty Hawk for her final deployment. Following a crossdeck in San Diego, the air wing is currently assigned to the USS George Washington.

In 2010, The Diamondbacks transitioned to Block II Super Hornets equipped with the AN/APG-79 AESA radar, and remain the only F/A-18 squadron in the Navy to have never flown a single combat sortie.

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty Wings IAF F16I Sufa, 425th Bat Squadron

1/72 Witty Wings IAF F16I Sufa, 425th Bat Squadron

Hello everybody especially to my blog followers because your visit to my blog has encouraged to more do some update regarding my hobby activities. As usual, I'm want to share another F16 variant from Israel as we know as F16 I Sufa based upgrading version F16 by Israel Technology. Actually I'm already have this F16I Sufa on scaled 1/48 with the same scheme and same squadron The Bat Squadron but when my diecast supplied offered me this diecast model with the cheap price. I can't afford not to buy it on that time. I'm failed to control my temptation to this model.

The F-16I Sufa, based on the F-16D but heavily modified with Israeli-designed systems. Clearly visible are the Conformal Fuel Tanks and the larger 600-gallons underwing fuel tanks giving it a unprecendented range, equal to the F-15I Ra'am.Heart of the weapon systems is the AGP-68(V)X Radar, which has a Synthetic Aperture Radar mode, enabling the tracking of ground targets day or night, at any type of weather. It has a Elta satellite communication system for long range communication inside the enlarged spine, next to an advanced electronic warfare systems developed in Israel. Between 2004 and 2009, 102 F-16Is were delivered to the IASF and used for four squadrons.

As we know, this F16I has not battle proven especially in Air to Air Combat but only proven on ground attack on Gaza Strike during last Ramadan 2014.

Pray to Palestin Pray for Peace

This link attached to my 1/48 F16I Sufa. Same Camo Scheme and Same Bat Squadron