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The unit patch of 148th TsBPPLS vPVO [Center of combat and flight training of the air defence troops personnel] based at Savostlejka. The shield shaped patch shows two main work horses of vPVO aviation - Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound (middle left) and Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker (middle right). On the left of large 148 yet another Flanker while on the right an open book and a feather pen. The lettering underneath is a TsBPPLS vPVO abbreviation spelled in cyrrilic. Note that the top left flanker is a part of the horseman's lance piercing a dragon. Some of the center's Su-27 Flankers were seen with a part of their unit patches -- inner shield -- painted on their tail fins over a white-blue-red stripes of the Russian banner.

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VF-191 Satan's Kittens

Base:NAS Miramar

Tailcode:'NM'

Callsign:'Hellcat'

Variant:F-14A

 

 

 

 

 

 

VF-191 and sister squadron VF-194 were the two shortest lived F-14 squadrons in history and are thus unfamiliar to many observers.

The original VF-191 took part in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. During the latter conflict the squadron took part in several combat cruises, flying variants of the F-8 Crusader

 

 

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The 301st was one of four African-American fighter squadrons to enter combat during World War II. It saw combat in the European Theater of Operations and Mediterranean Theater of Operations from February 17, 1944-February 20, 1945. The squadron trained in the Reserve for and performed search and rescue (SAR), in addition to some medical air evacuation missions, mainly in the southwestern United States from, 1956-1974. In 1974, its mission changed to training for a combat SAR role, while continuing to perform some search and rescue. The squadron's mission changed again, in 1987, to a fighter role and trained for counterair, interdiction, and close air support missions. It deployed several times since late 1992 to Turkey to help enforce the no-fly zone over Iraq and to Italy to support UN air operations in the Balkans.

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The Devil Dog is painted to represent ship number three of the VMB 612. It flew 22 missions before being lost.

 

The VMB 612

VMB-612, commanded by Lt. Col. Jack Cram, was selected for special training in night attacks on enemy shipping, using radar to locate and attack the targets. In addition to conventional bombs and torpedoes, the new 5-inch HVAR rockets were tried and found to be highly accurate and effective. By flying level about 300 feet above the water and correcting for wind and temperature variations, Cram's pilots learned to judge the rockets range. In one practice attack on a small island only 200 feet long by 100 feet wide, the squadron fired over 250 HVARs and scored 56 percent hits.

 

In November 1944, VMB-612 was stationed on Saipan, but the nearest shipping targets were near Iwo Jima and Chichi, 630 and 750 miles to the north, respectively. Cram's squadron stripped their PBJs of excess weight, including the upper turrets and cheek guns, and carrying 1520 gallons of fuel, successfully flew missions which lasted 10-12 hours.

 

From Saipan, VMB-612 moved to Iwo Jima in April 1945, where it could reach the coast of Japan during its nigh-time anti-shipping strikes. Cram's squadron claimed 7 ships sunk and 80 damaged during missions from Saipan and Iwo, with a loss of three PBJs in combat. On July 28, 1945, VMB-612 departed for its next base on Okinawa.

 

 

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Si carica un razzo Tiny Tim su un PBJ1 a Saipan.

 

 

http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/tiny-tim.html

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