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VF-11 Red Rippers for Mirage Factory F-8D

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VF-11 Red Rippers for Mirage Factory F-8D

The Navy fighter squadron known as the Red Rippers were established as VF-5S in 1927 at Hampton Roads, Virginia. They flew the Curtis F6C-3 Hawk and have served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From 1927 to World War II, the Rippers flew several propeller aircraft including the Boeing F3B-1 and F4B-1, the Grumman FF-1 and F3F-1 and also held the following designations: VF-5S, VB-1B, VF-5 and VF-4. During World War II the Rippers were known as VF-41 and supported the allied invasion of North Africa, downing sixteen enemy aircraft in the Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat. They conducted the first air strikes against German forces in Norway in September 1943. The Red Rippers were designated VF-A when they transferred to the Pacific Theatre in 1944 on board USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) and USS Essex (CV-9). In the Pacific they flew the first air strikes against Tokyo in the Grumman F6F Hellcat.


In 1948 the Red Rippers were redesignated as VF-11. After World War II, the Red Rippers leaped into the jet age, flying the McDonnell F2H Banshee during the Korean War from the USS Kearsarge (CV-33). On 15 Feb 1959, the original Red Rippers were disestablished, but when VF-43 was redesignated as VF-11 on the following day, they decided to adopt the traditions and insignia of the Red Rippers. The "new" VF-11 Red Rippers transitioned to the Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader on USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) where they helped quell the unrest in the Dominican Republic in 1961. In 1965 the Rippers moved to NAS Oceana flying the F-4 Phantom and saw action in North Vietnam in 1967 flying from the decks of USS Forrestal (CV-59).


Just put into your MF F-8D folder and fly.


Thanks to C5 for the skin templates. Thanks the rest of the MF for everything else.


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