VFA-32 "Swordsmen"

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VFA-32 "Swordsmen"

Type - Skin
Uploaded by - Munny
Date - 06/23/2018 17:58:36
Strike Fighter Squadron 32 (VFA-32), nicknamed the "Fighting Swordsmen" are a United States Navy strike fighter squadron presently flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet and based ashore at Naval Air Station Oceana. Their radio callsign is Gypsy and their tail code is AC.

Originally, the squadron used the Fighting Three Felix the Cat symbol and called themselves the "Crazy Cats" because so many pilots were from Fighting Three. At one time, the squadron was known as the "White Lightning." In 1950, the squadron adopted the insignia of a traditional heraldry lion under Naval Aviation wings of gold and the motto "Deus et Patria" that has endured with only slight modernization through today. The VF-32 squadron radio callsign is "Gypsy" and most alumni refer to themselves as "Gypsies". The squadron picked up the nickname Swordsmen after it switched to the F-8 Crusader and added a sword to the lion's hand.

In November 1994, VF-32 deployed aboard Dwight D. Eisenhower. The squadron flew missions over Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch and over Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Deny Flight. This Skin is inspired from this time period.

Known Issues -
* I removed the Pilot nameplate, there is plenty of room for you to add yours. It should go just above the USS Eisenhower on the rear of the fuselage near the red flag, Font is USN_Stencil. If you dont know how to add your name just message me on the forums, I will add for you.

* The NAVY lettering, Flag, and boat/pilot stamp are not in the exact place that they are in photos, This is because the ED model has the formation lights on the rear quite a bit lower than they are in all the pictures I can find. Unsure if this is because ED screwed up, or more likely the later hornet varients moved the lights and I am working off earl;y model hornet images.

* The Sword on the side is not as clean as I would like. I am no artist and couldn't get a good image. If there is an artist that would like to provide a high rez one I will credit you.
  • License: Freeware - Free version, Unlimited distribution
  • Language: English
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