**** FINISHED: 1/72 LTV A-7 Corsair II - The Jet Age.

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  1. destrozas

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    #1 destrozas, Jun 27, 2015
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    Username: destrozas
    First name: sergio
    Category: intermeadilly
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: fujimi F-11
    Model Type: Ling temco Vought A-7 D
    accesory: none

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    the plane it's of ANG 23 TFW/74TFS and this is the squadron history:

    The 23d Tactical Fighter Wing moved "on paper" without people or equipment to England Air Force Base, Louisiana, 1 July 1972 and took over the assets and personnel of the 4403d Tactical Fighter Wing. Assigned to the Ninth Air Force, the wing activated all three of its original World War II fighter units — the 74th, 75th and 76th Tactical Fighter Squadrons for the first time since 1949, and began operations with the Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D Corsair II aircraft.

    Squadron markings were a blue tail stripe, later adding white stars and a "74" in 1979 for the 74 TFS; s white outlined black tail stripe, later changed to black and white checkered for the 75 TFS, and a red tail stripe with white stars and a "76" for the 76 TFS. All 23 TFW aircraft carried the "EL" tail code at England AFB.

    On 5 July 1973, the 74 TFS deployed to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, on temporary duty with the 354 TFW (Deployed) from Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina. The 74th replaced the 354 TFS from Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona that had completed its temporary duty. For just over a month, until the cessation of all U.S. bombing on 15 August 1973, the 74 TFS supported the air war activities in Cambodia, accounting for the destruction of 311 enemy structures, 25 ground artillery and missile sites, three bridges and 9,500 cubic meters of supplies. The 74 TFS returned to England AFB on 28 December 1973.

    The 23 TFW took part in a variety of operational exercises both in the United States and overseas, including tactical bombing competitions against the Royal Air Force at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, during October 1977 and July 1978. In both events, A-7D teams captured the Sir John Mogg Team Trophy.

    On 23 September 1980, the 74 TFS received the 23 TFW's first operational Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The 75 and 76 TFS received A-10s within the next few months, and the 23 TFW took top honors in Ninth Air Force’s tactical bombing competition (Gunpowder 1981) in July, and advanced to TAC’s worldwide Gunsmoke 1981 competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, in September. The Flying Tigers won six of nine events, including top maintenance and munitions awards, and was the top A-10 unit in the competition. The wing’s maintenance complex was also awarded the 1981 Daedalian runner-up trophy, and earned the 1984 Daedalian Aircraft Maintenance Trophy.

    Eight of the 23d's A-7Ds were transferred to the 4450th Tactical Group, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada in June 1981, during the transition to the A-10. The 4451st Tactical Squadron at Tonopah Test Range Airport used these aircraft to train F-117 pilots and to provide a cover story for F-117A development.

    and this is my plane my model:

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    additional pics

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    Very nice Sergio, another subject I might have to look at for my stash !
     
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    Well done Sergio. Got me itching to wheel out my 1/48 kit now.




    Geo
     
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    Great looking bird!
     
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    Very nice Sergio!
     
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    thanks fellas
     
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    Hadn't realised you have finished this one Sergio, how remiss of me. Looks good my friend.
     
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    Excellent camo job!

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    Not bad at all!
     
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    Nice job Sergio! I love the SLUF.
     
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