TF-9J Cougar VA-43 NAS Oceana VA. 1965-67,Year of the,Cat,group build
This year of the cat build is Swords 1/72 TF-9J Twogar. A bit of a challenge to build[for me] no locating pins, kind of soft plastic, ill fitting in some places, the kit decals tended to curl when you go to place them. I used krylon flat white and testors gloss white to finish.For the markings I used a combo of kit, spares and home made decals to come up with the VA-43 scheme. At the time period of this build, their mission was instrument training for fleet replacement pilots, the squadron’s role later changed to that of adversary, flying Skyhawk’s, F-5’s T-38’s, F-21’s and even Buckeyes. All in all I think it looks like a Cougar.
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