A Fictional VA-196 Line Skin made for the F/A-18C, based off the A-6E Liveries from the late 80's.
VA-196 was established on July 15th, 1948 as VF-153, and were re-designated as VA-196 on May 4th, 1955. Known as "Main Battery" and "Milestones" they would fly the F8F Bearcat, F4U Corsair, AD-1 to AD-7 Skyraider, and would finish off their career flying and fighting in the A-6 Intruder. Flying all major variants including the KA-6. They would become motion picture famous by being displayed in the film "Flight of the Intruder", and would be disestablished in 1997 after 49 years of flying Navy.
This livery aims to honor the squadron and allow players to feel like they are flying in an A-6 Squadron before its inevitable release into the DCS Ecosystem. Made with custom helmet and patch textures it embodies the spirit of 196 and their legacy as the last attack in WESTPAC.
The livery does use other creators files that have been properly addressed and credited within the .lua, and if there are any discrepancies or issues feel free to contact me and we can figure it out. It is to my understanding and research that I have credited everyone applicable though.
I hope you enjoy the skin and lets go downtown!