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Flite Test SkyFX Master Series F-18 Tomcatters Decal Set

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$49.99

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Flite Test SkyFX Master Series F-18 Tomcatters Decal Set

$49.99

This full color decal set contains a 19 X 29 sheet, a 19X19 sheet, and a 12X6.75 sheet. The kit includes complete vertical tail graphics, fuselage stripe, as well as insignia and nomenclature depicting a CAG (Commander, Air Group, the informal name for the senior US Navy officer of a carrier air wing) F/A-18E Super Hornet of VFA-31, the World Famous Tomcatters, embarked on USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) - in the fall of 2010. The kit also included decals for a 3D Printed external fuel tank which is available as a free stl download. 

The decal kit also includes a special Flite Test decal commemorating the squadron. Established as VF-1B on July 1, 1935, they would change designations five times over the next 70 years. Redesignated VF-6 on July 1, 1937, VF-3 on July 15, 1943, VF-3A on November 15, 1946, VF-31 on August 7, 1948, and finally (Strike Fighter Squadron) VFA-31 in 2006 when the squadron began the transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet.

VFA-31 deployed onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for its first F/A-18E Super Hornet cruise in 2008. The Tomcatters dominated the skies above Afghanistan flying over 6,000 hours and 2,000 sorties in direct support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Through superior weapons, sophisticated technology, and unparalleled skill, Fighting 31 achieved 100% target destruction expending 31 Precision Guided Munitions.

Most recently, the Tomcatters were called upon to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation NEW DAWN onboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) for its maiden deployment. The Tomcatters flew over 2,000 sorties and employed over 13,000 pounds of precision guided munitions. The tactical prowess and combat effectiveness of VFA-31  was proven once again with another target destruction rate of 100%.

The Tomcatters are currently an active US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron.

 

 

 

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