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« Reply #570 on: August 20, 2016, 11:50:41 PM »

That makes sense - build up one squadron as they take deliveries and then split back apart when the time is right. I just looked though all my photos
and I have zero shots of an F-35 in VMFA-211 colors. I have hundreds in 121 markings though. Of course I have not shot much at all at the airport
since this summer began either. When I'm over there it's night and/or weekends and either no flying or obviously dark. Thanks Joe!! Now I have
something "new" (to me) to go shoot and share with my dad!! I will confirm his vintage story tomorrow and pass along any more details.
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« Reply #571 on: August 27, 2016, 03:54:34 AM »

Ok, finally had a chance to talk to my dad about the A-4 tails, markings and colors. Over 17 years ('62-'79) my dad flew and took delivery of every model A-4 the Marines flew except the TA-4F or J - he never flew a two seat aircraft in the Marine Corps following flight school. He completed 100 combat missions in Vietnam in '64/'65. He said when the A model was built, McD had installed a normal sort of cover or skin on the rudder. When the B model was delivered, McD had removed the cover and left just the ribs as the outer flight control surface. They had found the skin or rib cover was not needed for strength on the rudder and in addition to reducing weight, it was more aerodynamic and made the rudder more effective. From the B model on, no other A-4's had the outer skin attached to the rudder. My dad was the XO of VMA-211 "Wake Island Avengers" in 1963 at MCAS El Toro. When they took delivery of the C models the "missing" skin on the rudder (as compared to the A models) looked strange. My dad had the idea to paint the "barber pole stripes" from their squadron patch on the rudder. And those stripes have been with the squadron ever since. As Joe kindly pointed out, the stripes are being applied to the F-35B's as they join VMFA-211. Since 1963 many units have painted stripes on their tails, but the first was VMA-211 at El Toro.
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« Reply #572 on: December 04, 2016, 03:01:32 AM »

one of my gateway Harrier shots I never had done before.

164142-WE-24 AV-8B VMA-214 by Bjorn van der Flier, on Flickr
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« Reply #573 on: December 08, 2016, 04:59:08 PM »

one of my gateway Harrier shots I never had done before.


Nicely done Bjorn....
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« Reply #574 on: December 08, 2016, 07:36:25 PM »

Thank you Anna.
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« Reply #575 on: December 11, 2016, 10:46:27 AM »

Excellent Harrier shot Bjorn.  I think I may have captured a daylight image of this bird at NAF El Centro a few years ago.
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« Reply #576 on: January 06, 2017, 05:19:16 PM »

AV-8B Harrier (VMA-311) departing MCAS Yuma at sunset

AV-8B Harrier VMA-311 departing YUM at sunset-0668 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #577 on: February 23, 2017, 08:50:37 AM »

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier by wingsnstuff, on Flickr
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« Reply #578 on: February 23, 2017, 08:52:17 AM »

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier - Avengers by wingsnstuff, on Flickr
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« Reply #579 on: February 23, 2017, 09:09:28 AM »

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier - Avengers by wingsnstuff, on Flickr
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« Reply #580 on: February 23, 2017, 09:22:50 AM »

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier by wingsnstuff, on Flickr
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« Reply #581 on: February 23, 2017, 10:00:59 AM »

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« Reply #582 on: May 02, 2017, 07:57:34 AM »

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« Reply #583 on: May 02, 2017, 08:07:01 AM »

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« Reply #584 on: May 02, 2017, 09:18:10 AM »

VMA-223 McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier - High Speed Pass Two by wingsnstuff, on Flickr

Near Mach 1 pass on it's way back to MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina.  This is the second of two very high speed photo passes by this Harrier.
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