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Fictional VFA-32 100 years of Naval Aviation F/A-18F scheme

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Original text by David F. Brown:

 

Don't know if the Swordsmen have finalized a 100th Anniversary of US Naval Aviation paint scheme. I've attached a scheme designed by Author/Historian David F. Brown and Aviation Artist/Illustrator Geoff Martin.

Hopefully, at least to the Swordsmen, this scheme will need no explanation. But for those who are not familiar with VF-32 operations during the Koren War, this scheme is a mix of markings worn by F4U-4 Corsairs

flown by Ens Jesse Leroy Brown, the Navy's first black Naval Aviator and Lt(jg) Thomas Hudner. Lt Hudner was awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor when he attempted to rescue Ens Brown after he was shot down

over North Korea. Unfortunately, Lt Brown died from injuries sustained in his forced landing. I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to these former Swordsmen.

 

This scheme was found on the VFA-32 Swordsman Facebook page, and after getting halfway through with it, I found out it wasn't accepted. However, I thought it was pretty cool so I finished it, with the knowledge of

David F. Brown. All original work is form him and Geoff Martin from Afterburner Decals, though none were used.

 

Eric JOhnson

 

flanker56@hotmail.com

http://562.50megs.com

2010

 

Due to the specialised tanks, it is only designed for Strike Fighters 2 only.

 

Drop in the FA-18F directory and fly.




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