A new F-4 Phantom have been added! For some odd reason I haven´t done any VF-201 aircraft despite their very sharp looking paint schemes. So naturally I had to get one done. While working on it I realized that I wanted to add both as a profile and in a 3d scene and now both are complete. But more on that later. The depicted aircraft sports a paint scheme the squadron used on the late 70s (more specific in 1978). There´s a few unusual features in the paint scheme which is covered in the podcast, however to me the most important thing is that i have reworked my Phantom basemodels fuselage! Perhaps not noticable to anyone but me, but there were some slight errors that would show up in 3d scenes, so i decided to redo the entire fuselage. I´m pretty happy with the outcome! Don´t forget to check out the podcast that deals with the very colorful CAG bird from [...]
The latest addition to this website is the F-86E Sabre. I decided to try my luck with a ANG bird, and choose Alaska ANG as my subject, as I found it quite unique, with the dayglo Orange tail section. This aircraft is from the 176th Wing, 144th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, and this is how the aircraft looked when it operated out of Elmendorf AFB in 1958. Click this link to be taken to the Air National Guard section To learn more about this aircraft and the differences between the Sabre and the Fury, watch the Aircraftprofiles Podcast where this new profile is presented and the Sabre vs. Fury exterior differences-issue is treaded.
The illusive F-8E Crusader from VF-111 "Sundowners" have finally been depicted. This aircraft served with the Sundowners in 1965 while CVW-16 was embarked on USS Oriskany (CVA-34) on their very first combat deployment. The E-model Crusader was in VF-111 service for a very short time, so finding reference to this rendition was very difficult indeed, but now it´s done, and added to the VF-111 "Sundowners" section. As a new feature you can also hear Aircraftprofiles.net new podcast, which deals with this exact aircraft. Hear the story about the aircraft and the creation of the profile by watching the video below. You can subscribe to the channel to make sure you´ll not miss future podcasts:
As i´m currently working on a series of 10 Hornet prints, I have completed a couple of new profiles. These two new profiles are a FA_18A+ Hornet from VMFA-115 and a FA-18C Hornet from VMFA-232, both as they appear right now. My plan is to cover more USMC squadrons, but also to show the Navy squadrons some attention (more on that later). Below you´ll find the two album sin which the profiles are featured. As usual: Let me know what you think !
These two profiles marks the beginning of a new project: The Sunliners Lineage print. The choice fell on the Sunliners, as I recently got a commission for the squadrons two MIG killers. I´ll hold on to them for a little while longer, but I´ll give you this: The very colorful FA-18E Super Hornet that served at the squadrons CAG bird in 2015, and the very first aircraft to be operated by the squadron: The F9F-8 Cougar as it appeared in 1958 when the squadron was designated VF-81. Click below to see the two Sunliners profiles (well, VF-81 was called Crusaders at the time, but they would eventually change their name to the Sunliners), and check back soon to see the Skyhawk, Corsair and the Legacy Hornet. Let me know what you think about them
Redesignated from VA-81 on Feb. 4th, 1988. Unit in active service