On the drawing board right now, is a VF-114 "Executioners/Aardvarks" lineage print. In order to get a complete lineup, these four brand new profiles have been completed. All from the 50s, while the squadron was called the "Executioners". Throughout the 50s the squadron operated no fewer than five different aircraft. The F8F-1 Bearcat (which isn´t on this site yet), the F4U-4B Corsair, the F9F-5 Panther and the F2H-3 Banshee. Some sources state that the squadron also have operated the F9F-6 Cougar, but i´ve been unable to verify that (any help on that matter would be greatly appreciated). Below you´ll find the VF-114 gallery as it looks at this moment. Soon to come is yet another of Grummans cat-fighters...I don´t believe i have to mention it´s name ;)
After completing the VMFA-314 profile lineage print, I had to work on a 3D print too. This piece features all 6 aircraft types the Black Knights have operated: F4U-1C Corsair, F9F-5 Panther, F4D-1 Skyray, F-4B Phantom (represents all Phantom variants the squadron have operated), FA-18A++ Hornet and the F-35C Lightning II. This piece is available both as wall art (many size and medium options to choose from, phone cover, t-shirts, towels etc etc etc from fineartamerica.com. To purchase click the link below:
This is my first Marine lineage print, so i´ve been excited to show this to you all. This piece depicts the linegae of the VMFA-314 "Black Knights". Their first aircraft was the F4U-1 Corsair which was used in the late war years in the Pacific theater. The squadron was decommssioned in 1947, but recommissioned a few year later flying F9F-5 Panthers. In the late 50s the Panthers were traded for the more capable F4D-1 Skyray. The Phantom came into service in the early 60s, and remained in service in 1982 when the FA-18 Hornet would take the Phantoms place. The Hornet remained in squadron service until 2019, when the squadron began training on the F-35C Lightning. Please let me know how you like this new lineage print, and if there´s any other lineage print you would like to see completed. This piece will go on sale very soon.
While the Skyknight is being modeled, the Corsair have been completed. This particular aircraft was operated from the deck of USS Wasp (CV-18) while the squadron was a part of CVG-1 in 1951. Notice the squadron Efficiency award and the unusual R,B and G between the Efficiency E and the insignia, those where awarded to the squadron for having excelled in Rocket firing, Bombing and Gunnery. But actually there´s something about this profile that im unsure of: Some sources claim the squadron was equipped with F4U-4s while other say F4U-5s. For the period I find it most likely to be F4U-5, but please let me know if you have any info on that. Click the image below to be directed to the VF-14 "Tophatters" Section.
For the upcoming Freelancers lineage print, two new aircraft have been completed: The F4U-4 Corsair and the F9F-5 Panther, as they appeared in 1951 and 1954 respectively. Back in those days the Freelancers were designated VF-64, and none of the aircraft were sporting the wellknown black panther patch. After the Panther was phased out of service, the Freelancers would fly Banshees, and later Demons before being one of the first squadrons to recieve the F4 Phantom. Those banshee and Demon is coming up next. How do you like these new additions ? To navigate to the VF-64 section click the image below: F4U-4 Corsair, VF-64 "Freelancers", 1951
The Pukin´ Dogs lineage print is now complete! The print consists of the FA-18E Super Hortnet that VFA-143 currently operates, a F-14B Tomcat as it appeared shortly before transition to the Super Hornet, a F-4J Phantom which the operated in the 60s and 70s. The F3H-2 Demon is from VF-53 which was the squadrons designated before it was turned into VF-143. Above the Demon there´s a F9F-8 Cougar from VF-123, which was the designation of the squadron before VF-53, above that the F9F-2 Panther and finally the F4U-4 Corsair of VF-871 which was the first designation in the Pukin´ Dogs lineage. Please let me know how you like it ;) Should any of you out there, be interested in a the Pukin´ Dogs lineage print to hang on your wall, you´ll not have to wait long for it to become available for sale. Below is a few close up samples of the print.
Aircraftprofiles selection GalleryA-3 Skywarrior, A-4 Skyhawk, A-5/RA-5 Vigilante, A-6 Intruder, EP-3 Aries, F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, F-104 Starfighter, F-105 Thunderchief, F-111 Aardvark, F-117 Nighthawk, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, F-4 Phantom, F-8 Crusader, F-86 Sabre, F4D Skyray, F4U Corsair, F9F Cougar, F9F Panther, FJ Fury, P-3 Orion
Wonder what aircraft that´s currently available from aircraftprofiles.net ? Watch the video below and you´ll know all about it ;) https://youtu.be/MZPY_XpD2mk
This one have been underway for quite som time ! But now i think i can call it done: The F4U-1 Corsair. This particular aircraft was flown by Ira Kepford, which by the end of Word war II was credited with 16 aerial victories. One look at the cowling it´s not had to tell, that Kepford was a part of the famous Jolly Rogers, which by then was designated VF-17. I have tried to capture the aircraft with plenty of weathering, to make it look like it have seen plenty of combat. I hoep you like this profile, which in fact is my very first WW II illustration ever !. Below is a few detail shots of the profile. Let me know how you like it ;) Click image below to be taken to the VF-17 section F4U-1 Corsair, VF-17 "Jolly Rogers", 1943