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Celebrating the
Centennial of Naval Aviation 2011
USN/USMC/USCG

1/72 Aircraft Kit Survey

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Painting the past : Heritage paint project

Completed paint

Aircraft

F/A-18F (BuNo 165677) "Rhino" - VFA-122 "Flying Eagles" - NAS Lemoore - Paint as Navy Working Uniform scheme
F/A-18E (BuNo 165666) "Rhino" - VFA-106 "Gladiators" - NAS Oceana - Paint as VA-106 squadron Skyhawk in 1967 Vietnam War on USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
F/A-18A+ (BuNo 162866) "Hornet" - VFA-204 "River Rattlers" - Paint as scheme for Navy Reserve Aircraft - Circa 1950
F/A-18C (BuNo 163745) "Hornet" - VFA-106 "Gladiators" - NAS Oceana - Paint as F6F-5 Bomber-Fighter Squadron Seventeen (VBF-17) in 1945 on USS Hornet (CV-12)
F/A-18C (BuNo 163733) "Hornet" - VFA-122 "Flying Eagles" - NAS Leemore - Paint as Blue/Blue/White F-6F "Hellcat" of VF-17 - Carrier Air Group 17 (CVG-17) on USS Hornet (CV-12) in 1944/45
F/A-18C (BuNo 165210) "Hornet" - VX-31 "Dust Devils" - NAWS China Lake - Paint as test schemes used by aircraft at China Lake in the 1960s
F/A-18C (BuNo 164673) "Hornet" - VFC-12 "Fighting Omars" - NAS Norfolk - Paint as Grumman F-6F of VF-12 - Gloss Sea Blue WWII Air Group USS Randolph (CV-15) circa 1945

EA-18G (BuNo 166899) "Growler" - FRS (Fleet Remplacement Squadron) VAQ-129 "Vikings" - NAS Whidbey Island - Paint as F-U Corsair of VBF-85 "Sky Pirates" aboard USS Shangri-La (CV-38) in 1944

T-45C (BuNo 167100) "Goshawk" - Training Wing TWO (CTW2) - NAS Kinsville - Centennial sheme
T-45C (BuNo 163656) "Goshawk" - Training Wing TWO (CTW2) - NAS Kinsville - Paint as scheme of aircraft assigned to Wasp Air Group. (CV 7) - Circa 1939
T-45C (BuNo 165598) "Goshawk" - Training Wing ONE (CTW1) - NAS Meridian - Paint as scheme of aircraft assigned to Enterprise Air Group (CV 6) - Circa 1939

TC-12B (BuNo 161197) "Huron" - Training Wing FOUR (TRAWING4) - VT-35 "Stinging Stingrays" - NAS Corpus Cristi - Paint as WWII tactical paint scheme, circa the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942

T-6B (BuNo 166064) "Texan II" - Training Wing FIVE (TRAWING5) - VT-3 "Red Knights" - NAS Whiting Field - Paint as Standard scheme for primary trainers, 1930-1950 "Yellow Peril"
T-6A (BuNo 165966) "Texan II" - Training Wing SIX (TRAWING6) - VT-10 "Wildcats" - NAS Pensacola - Paint as F4U Corsair flown by Marine Attack Squadron 312 "The Checkerboards" starting in 1943

T-44A (BuNo 160984) "Pegasus" - Training Wing FOUR (TRAWING4) - VT-31 "Wise Owls" - NAS Corpus Cristi - Paint as a Navy-Curtiss NC-4 Flying Boat 1919 that flew across the Atlantic

T-39N (BuNo 165523) "Sabreliner" - Training Wing SIX (TRAWING6) - VT-86 "Sabrehawks" - NAS Pansacola - Paint as scheme of aircraft assigned to Enterprise Air Group (CV 6) - Circa 1938

T-34C (BuNo 161841) "Mentor" - Training Wing FOUR (TRAWING4) - VT-27 "Boomers" - NAS Corpus Christi - Paint as 4th Section leader USS Ranger 1938 pre war US Navy colors
T-34C (BuNo 164172) "Mentor" - Training Wing FIVE (TRAWING5) - VT-6 "Shooters" - NAS Whiting Field - Paint as 1939 US Marines Corps pre war colors
T-34C (BuNo 164169) "Mentor" - Training Wing FIVE (TRAWING5) - VT-6 "Shooters" - NAS Whiting Field - Paint as 1930 US Coast Guard pre war colors

S-3B (BuNo 160581) "Viking" - VX-30 "Bloodhounds" - NAS Point Mugu - Paint as early WWII tactical paint scheme on TBF Avengers, circa the Battle of Midway, June 1942

EA-6B (BuNo 160609) "Prowler" - VAQ-129 "Viking" - Paint as Grumman TBF "Avenger" with thirteen alternate Red & White stripes on the rudder in Battle of Coral Sea 1941/42

P-3C (BuNo 161591/44-P-4) "Orion" - NAS Jacksonville - PATWING 11 - Paint as PBY-5a (44-P-5) "Strawberry 5", VP-44 "Golden Pelican", that located the Japanese Fleet prior to the Battle of Midway
P-3C-II (BuNo 160770) "Orion" - MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay - Hawaii - PATWING 2 - Paint as P-2V Neptune of VP-6 "Blue Sharks" (white top and a seaplane gray bottom used from 1957 to 1963)
P-3C "Orion" (BuNo 158206) - NAS Whidbey Island - PATWING 10 - Paint as EP-3B RoCAF "Black Bat" Squadron, Da Nang, Vietnam 1969

Northrop F-5N Tiger II - VFC 111 "Subdowners" - Paint as a F6F-3 Hellcat from VF-11 "Sundowners" - NAS Fallon

Helo

SH-60F (BuNo 163787) "Seahawk" - HS-10 "War Hawks" - NAS North Island - Paint for Commemorate Congress Medal of Honnor of Lt Clyde Everett Lassen - HC-7 "The Seadevils" - USS Preble - Vietnam 1968
HH-60H (BuNo 163787) "Seahawk" - HSC-84 "Red Wolves" - NAS Norfolk - Paint as Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 3 (HAL-3) "Seawolves" of Vietnam war
MH-60R (BuNo 166524) "Seahawk" - HSM-41 "Seahawks" - NAS North Island - Paint as three tone blue/blue/white markings represent TBM "Avenger" of Night Air Group 90 aboard USS Enterprise (CV 6) - Circa late 1944
MH-60S (BuNo 166323/SA07) "Knighthawk" - HSC-3 "Merlins" - NAS North Island - Paint as reminiscent of aircraft of the 1950s
MH-60S (BuNo 166294/HU02) "Knighthawk" - HSC-2 "Fleet Angels" - NAS Norfolk - Paint as aircraft Lt. j.g. John Thornton, recipient of Navy Cross, assigned to HU-2 - Circa 1950

TH-57C (BuNo 162064) "Sea Ranger" - Training Wing FIVE (TRAWING5) - HT-28 "Helions" - NAS Whiting Field - Paint as earliest standard naval insignia on aircraft was this anchor, seen as early as 1914

UH-1N (BuNo 158270) "Huey" - MCB Camp Pendleton - MAG 39 - HMLA/T-303 "Atlas" - Paint as UH-1E of Maj. Pless, USMC Medals of Honor aircraft, VMO-6 "Tomcats", Mag-36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Quang Nai, Republic of Vietnam, 19 August 1967

Divers aircraft with commemorative marking

F/A-18A (BuNo 1624105) "Hornet" - NAS North Island - Birth Place of Centennial of Naval Aviation
F/A-18A (BuNo 1624105) "Hornet" - VFA-87 "Golden Warriors - War Party Rocks" - USS George H.W. Bush (CVN77) - CVW 8
F/A-18C "Hornet" - VFA 122 "Flying Eagles" - NAS Leemore - Special marking "Marine Aviation Centennial 1912-2012"
F/A-18C "Hornet" - Blue Angels - NAS Pensacola - Special markinf "Fly Navy 100 years & 100 years of Naval Aviation"
F/A-18C (BuNo 163107) "Hornet" - VFA-87 "Golden Warrior" - War Party "Rocks" - NAS Oceana - Commemorate CoNA
F/A-18E (BuNo 166917) "Rhino" - VFA-102 "Diamondbacks" - NAF Atsugi - Paint as F-14A, early 1980s
F/A-18E (BuNo 166859) "Rhino" - VFA 115 "Screamin Eagles" - NAF Atsugi - CAG Bird "100 years of Naval Aviation marking"
UC-12F (BuNo 163560) "Huron" - NAS Atsugi - Japan