176th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) 1981-1989. Based Madison, WI/ Volk, WI.
Camo paint represents era (1983).
128th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) 1989-1992. Milwaukee, WI/ Madison, WI
Grey paint is standard issue and 104 Numbers are not correct. I went with standard WI Badger ANG Theme now seen on the F-16 Today.
Displayed on the engines is Bucky Badger (black). Alternate (red) badger included - see README for details
Squadron/Wing and Patch Information.
Included is Squadron/Wing .lua files to add to your logbook.
Patch are also included for both (128th TFW/176th TFS).
Install Instructions: This package is JSGME ready. Place [128th TFW - 176th TFS ANG WI Badgers (A-10C)] folder in _MOD folder and add to DCS. Happy Flying!
Wisconsin ANG History
Close Air Support
On 1 October 1981, the 176th TASS was redesignated the 176th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS). Along with the mission change came a new aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, nickname "Warthog", with the OA-37s being sent to other ANG units. For survivability made the A-10 an excellent weapons delivery system for ground targets. The A-10's most dominant feature is its seven barrel GAU-8/A 30mm cannon, capable of firing at up to 70 "tank busting" rounds per second.
During the A-10 era the unit received two "Outstanding Unit" Awards, three Air Force Flight Safety Awards, and in 1991 an "Outstanding" in its Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI). Deployments with the A-10 included Operation Coronet Cove to Panama, and "Checkered Flag" missions to NATO bases in West Germany and England.
With the end of the Cold War, the early 1990s marked several changes. On 16 March 1992 the 176th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) was redesignated the 176th Fighter Squadron (FS) as its parent 128th Tactical Fighter Wing became the 128th Fighter Wing. The 128th FW implemented the Air Force Objective Organization, which established the 128th Operations Group to which the 176th FS was assigned. Also occurring at this time was a command change from the Air Force's Tactical Air Command (TAC) to the newly created Air Combat Command (ACC).
In 1993 the 176th FS began transitioning from the A-10A to the F-16C/D block 30 Fighting Falcon airframes with the enlarged inlet, with the A-10s were transferred out to other ANG units.