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USS Oriskany 1965-1967
Carrier Air Wing 16


Bullseye Model Aviation, 1/48 scale

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Bullseye Model Aviation presents details of their next 1/48 scale releases.

This is what's at print now, ought to be a few weeks before release...

These will be exclusively available in the USA from Sprue Brothers and elsewhere internationally from The 48ers:

48-031 Covers the strike and fighter aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 16 off USS Oriskany during the early through late stages of Operation Rolling Thunder.



Air Wing 16 included A-4E Skyhawks from VA-163 and VA-164, A-1Hs from VA-152, and F-8E's from VF-162, VF-111 and VMFA(AW)-212. VA-163 section includes the assigned CAG jet for Cdr. Jim Stockdale, CO Wynn Foster and the aircraft Lt(jg) Denny Earl landed in the barrier while severely wounded in one of the better known photographs of the air war in Vietnam.



VA-164 section includes the original LADY JESSE and the jet Dick Perry was downed in.


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VA-152 section includes Don Feldhaus' aircraft he was lost in, and the aircraft of RESCAP master D.m. Willson. The F-8E section includes the CAG aircraft of Charles Ludden, the first CAG of a USN air wing since WWII, Dick Bellinger's assigned COs jet and a beautiful VF-111 jet. 



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