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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Syark Air Forces (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master Kuwait Air Force F/A 18C Hornet,25th Fighter Squadron

1/72 Hobby Master Kuwait Air Force F/A 18C Hornet,25th Fighter Squadron

Another unplanned purchase scaled model in my Hornet Fleet Collection. After the first Gulf War the Kuwaiti Air Force acquired the modern McDonnell Douglas single-seat F-18C and two-seat D variants. Delivery of the F-18s to Kuwait began in the first half of 1992 with 31 F-18/Cs and 8 F-18/Ds being added to the inventory by 2005. F-18/C # 428 MSN 1179 operates with the KAF 25 Fighter and Attack Squadron located at Ahmed al Jaber AB along with the 9 FAS. Even numbered serials belong to 25 Squadron and odd numbered serials belong to the 9 Squadron.

The Kuwait AF F/A 18C has been deployed in Operation Southern Watch over in Iraqi Air Space as a part of surveillance in the mission of monitoring and controlling airspace south of the 32nd Parallel (extended to the 33rd Parallel in 1996) in Iraq, following the 1991 Gulf War until the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Syark Air Force (SAF) - 1/72 Witty WIngs US Navy F/A 18F Superhornet VFA 2 Bounty Hunters Squadron

1/72 Witty WIngs US Navy F/A 18F Superhornet VFA 2 Bounty Hunters Squadron

The Monsoon Storm drag me to stationed at home all days, so this make me free time to share another legendary Superhornet in my inventory in Kuching Airbase hehehe. The VFA 2 Bounty Huntes Squadron F/A 18F Superhornet reported in. The VFA 2 Squadron has been established after US Navy started using Superhornet in their fleet. The first F18F VFA 2 has been fly for the first time in 2006. 

VFA-2 deployed to the Western Pacific aboard Abraham Lincoln with CVW-2 in October, 2004. They returned in March 2005 after supporting Operation Unified Assistance which provided humanitarian support to Southeast Asia after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

In 2006, VFA-2 and CVW-2 embarked on a WESTPAC deployment.On March 13, 2008, VFA-2 embarked with CVW-2 aboard Abraham Lincoln on a 7-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, returning home on October 8. 

Between 24–31 March 2006, during Foal Eagle 2006 exercises, strike squadrons VFA-2, VFA-34, VFA-137, and VFA-151 from Carrier Air Wing Two teamed with U.S. Air Force aircraft from the 18th Wing based at Kadena Air Base to provide combat air patrols and coordinated bombing runs via the exercise’s Combined Air Operations Center.

On September 11, 2010, VFA-2 deployed with CVW-2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln to the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf.The Bounty Hunters have transitioned to newer Block II F/A-18F Super Hornet's equipped with the AESA radar.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Syark Defence Forces (SDF) - 1/35 HobbyBoss USMC M26 Pershing Heavy Tank

1/35 HobbyBoss USMC M26 Pershing Heavy Tank

Free Saturday is good wasting time to me relax and refreshing my brain from work load. This entry regarding new upcoming WW2 and Korean War machine heavy tank from USMC. The Pershing was a heavy tank of the United States Army. It was designated a heavy tank when it was first designed in WWII due to its 90mm gun, and its armor. In 1957, the U.S. developed the M103 tank, which had an even larger 120mm gun, and the M26 Pershing was re-designated as a medium tank. The tank is named after General John J. Pershing who led the American Expeditionary Force in Europe in World War I. It was briefly used both in World War II and in the Korean War.

Intended as an improvement of the M4 Sherman, the prolonged time of development meant that only a small number saw combat in the European theater, most notably in the 9th Armored Division's dramatic dash to take the Ludendorff Bridge during the Battle of Remagen. In combat it was, unlike the M4 Sherman, matched or surpassed the firepower and protection to both the Tiger I and Panther tanks. In service during the Korean War, where the M26, while an overmatch for the T-34-85 in terms of firepower and protection, the tanks proved somewhat challanged by the hilly and muddy terrain and as a result were withdrawn in 1951 in favor of its improved derivative, the M46 Patton, which had a considerably more powerful and reliable engine as well as an advanced and improved suspension to better meet the demands of the specific terrain it opretaed in. The lineage of the M26 continued with the M47 Patton, and was reflected in the new designs of the later M48 Patton and M60 Patton.

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Syark AirForce - 1/72 Hobby Master RNIAF F16AM BLOCK 15 Viper J-063

1/72 Hobby Master RNIAF F16AM BLOCK 15 Viper J-063

New Viper New Fighting Falcon in my inventory in this new year 2015. Royal Netherlands Airforce (RNIAF) started service with F16 in the year 1989 and still using this Viper until now. Lockheed F-16AM was manufactured for the RNLAF under license by Fokker as c/n L-263 serial J-063 and delivered in April 1989 for the Block 15 OCU (Operational Capability Upgrade).Some F-16s received an MLU (Mid Life Upgrade) which comprised an improved cockpit and electronics. Any aircraft that received the MLU were designated F-16AM/BM. In January 1991 the aircraft was assigned to the 315 Squadron but over the next 8 years flew with 4 other squadrons. 

On March 24, 1999 while assigned to the 322 Squadron and piloted by Major Peter Tankink J-063 shot down a Yugoslav MiG-29 with an AIM-120A AMRAAM during NATO Airstrike Campaign in Kosovo War.The aircraft’s last known squadron is the 313 Tiger Squadron at Volkel AB.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Syark Air force (SAF) - 1/72 Hobby Master USAF F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon 89-2137, 31 OG "Triple Jastreb-Killer

1/72 Hobby Master USAF F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon 89-2137, 31 OG "Triple Jastreb-Killer"

New Year is the way to start new ambition in my scaled model collection. This entry I would like to shared some of my new F16 Fighting Falcon from his originality country USAF. This F16C that has been stored in my bunker is from USAF F-16C Block 40G Fighting Falcon 89-2137, 31 OG "Triple Jastreb-Killer".

The nickname Triple Jastreb Killer is achieved because on February 28, 1994 during Operation Deny Flight F-16C 89-2137 from the 526th TFS (Black Knights) 86th TFW based at Ramstein, Germany but assigned to 31 OG (Operational Group) was patrolling over Bosnia. F-16 pilot Captain Robert Wright managed to score 3 victories over Serbian Soko Galeb G-4s using 2 AIM-9Ms and 1 AIM-120 AMRAAMs. Three Serbian emblems were painted on the F-16 that day but were removed later the same day and replaced with green stars.

Syark Navy Force (SNF) - 1/72 Revell Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 NFH

1/72 Revell Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 NFH

Happy New Year to all my blog viewers. New Year 2015 is the time to share whats has been stored in my inventory scaled model. This a new model kit from Revell that has been build up from Hobby Hq Malaysia Store. The new NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter based on Royal Netherlands Navy NH90. Royal Netherlands purchase around 20 nos of this NH90 as counter part or additional to their Anti Submarines Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Ships Warfare (ASuW)  capabilities in the future to attach in any Royal Netherlands Navy Frigate.

In a typical four-hour 'relocation on call' operation, the helicopter would take: 35 minutes to reach the area of operation; 20 minutes releasing sonobuoys; two hours on surveillance in the area of operations; 30 minutes releasing torpedoes; and 35 minutes to return to ship and land, with 20 minutes in reserve.

In a typical four-hour 'screening' operation, the helicopter would take: 15 minutes to reach the area of operation; three hours and 30 minutes in the operations zone carrying out 11 consecutive cycles of ten-minute sonar dipping; and 15 minutes to return to the ship and land, with 20 minutes reserve.

In the anti-surface warfare role, the helicopter is capable of detection, tracking, classification, identification and attack of hostile ships, and has over-the-horizon capability. Secondary roles include anti-air warfare (AAW), vertical replenishment (VERTREP), search and rescue (SAR), troop transport and mine laying.

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