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I had an original plan for this to go in the Gulf War Group Build (currently active) as a follow on from my Buccaneer "Fiona - Miss Jolly Roger". In the group I came by another A10 builder, working with the Italieri kit. And I spied the decal sheet on the bench. And on that sheet, my favouritest of all. The "Blacksnakes" of the Indiana Air National Guard Change of plan. So this build is dedicated to the generosity and helpful assistance of fellow BMer @John Masters for contributing the remainders of his A10 decals - Internationally I might add! - to the project. Disqualified from the Gulf War GB of course, but that's a small price. This is the Thunderbolt Decor style for me! I have a couple of things to sort. The refuelling Dock and the white H on the nose are too far back - I'll do them again. The canopy needs a bit of a tidy up and could be propped open. I managed to find a couple of Aim sidewinder missiles. And I managed to make a pair of the Mavericks look a bit better. I read that they are seldom carried in three's. But it's easy to unrealistically load out these planes. So I'm leaving it at that. I'll get the improvements done but I really wanted to get this up, in honour of John Masters' kind and generous gesture. This is a great community!! Thanks again John When I say "Bad to the Bone" this is the face I'm talking about.... Those features on the leading edge roots and the blades under the fuselage in front of them..... They are to keep the exhaust gas from the gun away from the turbine intakes, because it's so completely stripped of oxygen when the gun is firing that it would stall the engines.....
The 113th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Indiana ANG at Hullman Field, September 1991. Like Fort Wayne, they had just traded their Phantoms for Vipers, some Desert Storm veterans. Notice that they are in the midst of changing their tail code from HF to TH. Unfortunately, in 2007 the 181st Fighter Wing, the Racers parent unit was converted to an intelligence wing and the fighter squadron became an air support operations squadron, a non-flying mission. 83-1145 84-1274 84-1278 84-1281 84-1282 84-1291 84-1296 84-1301 84-1303 84-1307 84-1309 84-1311 84-1313 84-1316 84-1317: 181st Tac Fighter Group commander's bird. 84-1326: Looks like they weren't sure about the tail code here... 84-1384 84-1393 85-1405 85-1407 85-1415 Thanks for looking, Sven
Hi all, I believe I'm right in saying that there are a few Phantom lovers on this site? ;). Well, I've left the Thud behind for a short while and scanned a few shots taken during one of my trips around the Midwest in May 1982. The subject here is the F-4Cs of the 113rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard. They were based at Hulman Field, Terre Haute. Sadly the aquadron, now an "Intelligence" unit, is without aircraft. From the images below you can make out that the weather wasn't kind and therefore with Kodachrome 25 in the OM1d I struggled in the low light. Occasionally, though, the sun popped out and blessed us with a little brightness. Bright or dark, though, the subject was great and my mate and I were given free access to the active ramp. I hope you F-4 lovers like these: Apologies if I have posted any of these before. I'm losing track of what I have and what I haven't put in front this great audience. Martin