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« Reply #840 on: June 24, 2012, 10:57:46 am »
Dassault Mirage 50AZ - Azerbaijani Air Force, 1994

When Azerbaijan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 it wasn't long before a long-standing dispute with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region flared up and escalated into open conflict in the winter of 1992. Never slow to miss an opportunity, Dassault Aviation offered Azerbaijan 30 refurbished Mirage 50 aircraft and these were delivered during the spring of 1993 equipping two squadrons of the Azerbaijani Air Force. After the 1994 ceasefire the surviving Mirage 50's were consolidated into a single fighter-bomber squadron based at Nasosnaya Air Base operating alongside the MiG-25PD interceptors and serving until 2008 when they were replaced with 17 ex-Armée de l'Air Mirage 2000D's.









This uses a Chilean Mirage 50FC skin and new Aberbaijani decals by me.
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« Reply #841 on: June 24, 2012, 01:15:04 pm »
Convair F-18A Vengeance - VF-161, US Navy, 1979









Swedish 3D modeller Julhelm (also a member here) has finally released his Convair 201 and it's a beauty. No input from me, just the screenshots and please note that as it predates the Hornet I've used the F-18 designation!

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« Reply #842 on: June 27, 2012, 10:36:29 am »
Douglas F-109C Skystrike - Florida ANG, 1967









As always, you'll have to ignore the 'F' number as there's just no spare designations (and if there are, I've already used them) but this is the Sukhoi Su-17 masquerading as the Douglas Skystrike!

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« Reply #843 on: June 30, 2012, 06:23:25 am »
Avro (Aermacchi) Tutor T.1A - No.79 Squadron, 1 Tactical Weapons Unit, RAF Brawdy, 1978











The Aussie version of the Aermacchi MB-326 trainer comes with three cracking skins (Roulettes, Fanta Can and camo) and the camo skin has been modified by me to represent an RAF Tutor T.1A. Perhaps Avro were allowed to licence build the MB-326 before being swallowed up into Hawker Siddeley in 1963 and resurrected the Tutor name after their famous inter-war biplane trainer.

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« Reply #844 on: June 30, 2012, 10:56:16 am »
Grumman F-14K Tomcat FRS.1 - 899 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 1994











The Strike Fighters 2 series took a couple of small steps forward yesterday with the introduction of a web based installer (useful for easy re-installs straight from the store with the game fully patched) and a new category of DLC (downloadable content) in the shape of a skin pack for the F-14A Tomcat with Iranian, USN Aggressor and later 'all grey' USN skins. It's the latter that I've used here to create a 899NAS Tomcat FRS.1 and I'll be sure to try the Aggressor skins ASAP.

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« Reply #845 on: June 30, 2012, 01:54:05 pm »
Grumman F-14K Tomcat F.2 - No.111 'Treble One' Squadron, RAF, 2007



The new VX-4 'Black Bunny' skin is used here to create an alternate timeline 'Black Mike'.

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« Reply #846 on: July 02, 2012, 02:22:22 pm »
Rockwell A-5F Vigilante - 79th TFS, USAFE, 1983









I can't show this on the runway as I've not got the mapping sorted but this is Julhelm's A-5A with a 'Lizard Splinter' scheme and some Lakenheath markings!






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« Reply #847 on: July 03, 2012, 12:48:26 pm »
Grumman F-14J Tomcat - 203rd Hikotai, Japanese Air Self-Defence Forces, 1992











J-cat!
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« Reply #848 on: July 04, 2012, 01:02:57 pm »
Grumman F-14J Tomcat - 203rd Hikotai, JASDF, 2000






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« Reply #849 on: July 05, 2012, 01:44:43 pm »
Lockheed-Martin/Boeing F-22J Raptor - 302nd Hikotai, JASDF, 2018









Not my favourite aeroplane (not even in my top 1000  :o) but a template for the F-22A was released recently and as I'm short of time tonight I thought I'd continue the JASDF theme with a 'what if' F-22J 'J(r)aptor' with my Aggressor Splinter scheme.

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« Reply #850 on: July 06, 2012, 11:25:33 pm »
Sukhoi Su-5 'Fenton' - Soviet Air Force, 1951







In many respects the Ouragan was a simple and pedestrian machine that was produced in far fewer numbers than originally planned but it was also the start of the amazing post-war Dassault legacy as they quickly followed it up with the Mystere IIC, Mystere IV and Super Mystere. Why couldn't Britain have taken similar building block steps by allowing Hawker to proceed with their P.1040, P.1052 and P.1081? Anyway, this is the Ouragan masquerading as the Su-5 'Fenton' (the real Su-5 was a mixed-powerplant fighter).

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« Reply #851 on: July 07, 2012, 05:46:28 am »
Northrop F-5A - Grupo 6 'Aggressor Flight' Fuerza Aérea Argentina, 1981

After seizing power in the Military coup d'état of March 1976, Orlando Ramón Agosti the Commander-in-Chief of the Fuerza Aérea Argentina declared that his air force was inadequate "to defend Argentina and succeed in it's aims" (a thinly-veiled reference to the Malvinas) and announced a modest expansion programme. In February 1977 16 F-5A's and 4 F-5B's were purchased from the Iranian Government and from June 1977 these started to re-equip Grupo 6 de Caza with four F-5A's equipping an Aggressor flight at Base Aerea Tandil in the Buenos Aires Province.











A really sweet 'Aggressor' skin exists for the CF-5A and I've used it to create an Argentinian Aggressor F-5A with markings for Grupo 6 including my fin stripe based on the their 'six star' patch. The F-5 is one of those aircraft I just can't take to - especially the pretty tepid 'A' although I do find the history of the Skoshi Tiger 'C' quite fascinating.
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« Reply #852 on: July 07, 2012, 08:31:28 am »
I like that - how about a Czech or Polish version?

Sukhoi Su-5 'Fenton' - Czechoslovakian Air Force, 1957










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« Reply #853 on: July 08, 2012, 12:38:59 am »
SEPECAT Jaguar SB - No.2 Squadron, Belgian Air Force, 1983









I was just having a play around with excellent Jaguar GR.1 (one of the very best add-on aircraft) and wondered what it would look like in Belgian Air Force markings. IMHO the Jaguar was so good it should have been a standard NATO type!

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« Reply #854 on: July 08, 2012, 12:00:55 pm »
McDonnell Demon F.1 - 899 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 1965









Acknowledged to be a stepping stone towards the F-4 Phantom the Demon was severely hampered by the dreaded Westinghouse J40 engine and could have done with an afterburning J79 or (as seen here) an afterburning Rolls-Royce Avon. The excellent Demon 3D model was created by 'Foxmonter' an Argentinian modder and a smashing template has enabled me to do a quick RN skin but excuse the lack of demarcation on the airbrake doors.
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