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VFA-195 "Dambusters"



Jul 2001 High Visibility and Apr 2002 Low Visibility Editions

 

Strike Fighter Squadron 195 (VFA-195), also known as the "Dambusters", is a United States Navy F/A-18C Hornet fighter squadron (now F/A-18E Super Hornet) stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi. They are a part of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) and their tail code is NF. Carrier Air Wing FIVE - the nation's only "911" air wing - is a critical combat strike element of Battle Force Seventh Fleet, the only forward-deployed carrier strike group in the U.S. Navy.

 

Squadron insignia and nickname

The squadron, originally known as the Tigers, had its first insignia approved by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) on 4 March 1944, consisting of a lion cub riding a torpedo. Bob Burns gave the squadron a lion cub. On the patch the cub is holding the musical "bazooka" that Burns used in his act, while riding a torpedo. The lion went to the Los Angeles Zoo. A new design replaced the cub with a tiger and parrot on the torpedo, and was approved on 18 April 1949.

 

Sometime in the 1950s, the squadron adopted a shield insignia that featured an eagle's head and a torpedo. On 1 May 1951, squadron aircraft disabled the heavily defended Hwacheon Dam in North Korea, earning them the nickname Dambusters,[1] echoing the original Dam Busters of No. 617 Squadron RAF. Destruction of the dam had been previously attempted by other units many times.

 

In August 1985, the squadron adopted the stylized eagle on green background insignia in use today.

 

The 2000's

From 1998 to 2008 VFA-195 was assigned with CVW-5 to USS Kitty Hawk. VFA-195 flew in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001, striking targets deep in Afghanistan. Called on for duty in the Persian Gulf in 2003, the squadron flew 278 combat sorties in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, delivered 179,000 pounds of precision guided munitions against military targets over the course of a single month.

 

When USS Kitty Hawk was retired, CVW-5 and VFA-195 moved to USS George Washington in August 2008.

 

About This Livery

 

This livery represents a special version of the Chippy Ho High Visibility paint scheme for 2001 and a low viz CAG plane for 2002. It comes in both high viz and low viz CAG (BORT 400) versions. Every effort has been made to meticulously replicate the livery as accurately as possible using a variety of model kit instruction sheets as well as reference photos where possible.

 

Releases

 

Version 1.0 - 19 Jul 2018

Release version. See release graphic for features of this livery.

 

 

Version 1.0.1 - 15 Oct 2018

FIXED: Cockpit BU Numbers did not match external BU Number.

 

 

 

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Click here to download latest release

 

 

 

Photoshop Source Files

This PSD file makes use of Layer Comps that can be used to switch on/off various layers to show various unique liveries. It means multiple liveries can exist within a single PSD. Please learn about Layer Comps and select the various comps to see how each bird was created.

 

 

Reference Material

 

### Model Kit Reference Photo ###

 

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### Decal Sheet from kit ###

 

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### Decal Instruction Sheet ###

Decal Marking Sheet

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Screen Shots

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Some things to note about TigersharkBAS releases:

 

- Any artwork derived from decal sheets is redrawn by hand and turned into vector graphics which can be resized to practically any size and appear sharp on the in game model.

 

- The release will include an image describing all the changes made to the aircraft to make it as historically accurate as possible.

 

- All reference material used to make the bird will be posted in the thread. This includes the decal reference sheets where applicable.

 

- Photoshop artwork and vector files will be posted so that other can reuse/learn/recycle techniques. Everyone contributes to this community where they can and as long people don't start taking these files and passing it off as their own work I don't why we need to be precious about sharing the source files that make up the livery.


Edited by TigersharkBAS

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Creator of:

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" 1998 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=213788

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" July 2001 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=215950

 

Pilot avatars for DCS Logbook

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=221160

 

How to make a DCS A-10C Panel

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=65998

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Beta Released.

Download here.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KZ4dRH3R8DgVrRQaO9x1KGhjrR6PTMmo

 

 

Leave comments in this thread please :-)

 

 

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Creator of:

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" 1998 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=213788

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" July 2001 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=215950

 

Pilot avatars for DCS Logbook

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=221160

 

How to make a DCS A-10C Panel

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=65998

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Version 1.0 released. Link posted in first post of thread.

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Creator of:

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" 1998 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=213788

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" July 2001 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=215950

 

Pilot avatars for DCS Logbook

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=221160

 

How to make a DCS A-10C Panel

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=65998

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Version 1.0.1 released. Link in first post of thread.

 

 

FIXED: Wrong BU no in cockpit for both aircraft.

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Creator of:

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" 1998 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=213788

 

F-18C VFA-195 "Dambusters" July 2001 CAG Livery

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=215950

 

Pilot avatars for DCS Logbook

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=221160

 

How to make a DCS A-10C Panel

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=65998

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