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The scandal after the incident of Palmdale and the MightyMouse fiasco led to a rush to phase out these air to air rockets. In many cases, it was solved with new interceptors or replacing them with Falcon missiles in existing types, however a very sizeable fleet of F-86Ds was to remain in service for a while and then be passed on to ANG units. Many of those were refitted with new F-86F40 wings (please play along, I kept the tips out of frame) , new electronics, including capability to operate with SAGE, better engine and, most noticeably a new weapons set up, replacing the rocket tray with the cannon arrangement of the F-86Ks and adding Sidewinder missile rails.

The redesignated F-86Ls would become the backbone of the ANG during much of the 1960s, with a few being deployed to Vietnam and Thailand to provide air defense against the odd raid and a good adversary to simulate MiG-17s on training.  

 

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Apparently planes purchased during Merc=true campaign show up (later on if not used) as parked within your squadron.  cool.

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EDA HA-1108 MARTILLO.01

Hispano Aviación HA-1108 Martillo - Escuadron 113, Ala 7, Ejército del Aire, 1944

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Second trap since kinda getting back into flying

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Lavi's supporting Syrian coup d'etat against Al Assad.

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No. 14 Squadron RNZAF, Commonwealth Desert Airforce, Middle East 1953...

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Keeping with the F-32... a US show of force in the Black Sea.

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When Russias behaviour became more and more aggressive against the West, the german government decided to increase the numbers of fighter planes by realignment of 12 new fighter squadrons, what means 480 new planes. To hold the costs as low as possible the german government decided for a licence production of the HAL Tejas, equipped with european engine EJ-200 and german weapons. The plane got the name "Orkan". 12 month after the decision the first Orkan fighters were delivered to the fighter squadrons.

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KM Ju-87T.02

Junkers Ju-87T 'Fischadler' - Admiral Gustav Bachmann, Kriegsmarine, 1943

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AMI F-104C STARFIGHTER

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter - 'Getti Tonanti', 5th Aerobrigata, Aeronautica Militare, 1960

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Sorry, one of my laziest yet. Probably will spend more time writing the post than making this. 

In the early 40s, many of the factions who supported Franco during the Spanish Civil War had become disenchated, seeing Spain as subservient towards Nazi Germany, seeing no signs of restoration and watching other fascist dictatorships fail, and by 1944, with the Allies landing in Normandy and making a German intervention all but impossible, took the opportunity ousted the General in favour of Juan III, heir of Alfonso XIII, last king before the Republic, which in turn reinstated a constitutional monarchy, who joined the Allies against Germany, although by that time and still in poor condition after the war, there wasn't much Spain could do to contribute to the Allied war effort other than seasoned veterans and new supply and attack routes. Having been trained by the Royal Navy, Juan III was considered  an Anglophile, and during the efforts to rebuild the country after the war, the Gloster Meteor became the first jet fighter of the Spanish Air Force, seeing combat in Korea and Western Sahara.

Stock F8, Syrian camo with arab numerals replaced with the Israeli ones. It really took me more time to come up with the alternate story than getting the skin.

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After Korea, it was clear the Meteor was useful but obsolescent, and a new fighter was needed. While the Hawker Hunter was promising, it was the Canadair Sabre Mk6 that was selected

This is my FrankenSabre. I couldn't stop getting the proper Mk6 to stall and spin, but the F-86F40 was foolproof enough to me, so I copy-pasted an Orenda on it along with a ton of other things. It has so many mismatched parts I can't credit properly, but to name a few, Zur, Wrench, PauloPanz... The skin was Ethiopian, I think, but could be Iranian or South African  It is indeed Strahi's Ethiopia, butchered a bit. I just had several generic looking ones made to save space. 

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38 minutes ago, macelena said:

 Zur, Wrench, PauloPanz... The skin was Ethiopian, I think, but could be Iranian or South African. I just had several generic looking ones made to save space.

if you did any changes, you can credit original to .... whoever and yourself with the changes. i read deep in the archives something about 1 pixel making it different (think it was when i was working decals for the TW Phantom camos). but i dont claim it until i hit about 10000 pixels myself, and try to always credit the original all the same

mandatory screenie, RAAF Bone patrolling over the Coral Sea

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Airbus Industries "Orkan", licence built Tejas, in german service.

Engine EJ200, missile armament IRIS-T, gun BK-27.

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KM Bf-109T.06

Messerschmitt Bf-109T - Marineflieger 1, 1942

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Airbus Industries "Orkan", armed with IRIS-T and Meteor missiles.

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Guns! Guns! Guns!

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