This livery is based on the VFA-132 Privateers. They were the first "VFA" squadron when they stood up at NAS Lemoore in 1984. They also took the F-18 to combat first in 1984 when they deployed HARMS and Shrikes over Libya. In their eight year existence, VFA-132 conducted numerous operations in the gulf. VFA-132 only flew "A" model Hornets, but I feel their impact on the program deserves recognition.