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    A-4E and NAS Willow Grove

    Hi,

    What started as an simple A-4 repaint turned into a quite large project... So here are some screenshots of NAS Willow Grove and Navy and Marine reserve aviation in the early 1980s. The A-4 is Dino’s echo painted up as 150121 of VMA-131 in the early TPS scheme with large contrast roundels.

    NAS Willow Grove has been made from scratch as it was not much in P3D. Started with a sat image overlay and got going. I’m no scenery guru, so only available objects have been used.
    The AI traffic has been built up to represent Willow Grove based units in 80-82, including custom textures with individual ac serials; A-4Es of VMA-131, C-118B of VR-52, P-3A of VP-64 and CH-53A of HMH-772. Also a few other visiting aircraft, mostly F-4s.

    I don’t know which ramp which were used by the different units, any help is much appreciated!

    The quite famous airpark at the time with German, Japanese and a few post war navy assets close to Easton road, has also been included with available static ac models. The Fury, Cutlass and Me-262 have got a coat of paint to make them look like the real static aircraft at the time.

    1 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    2 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    4 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    5 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    6 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    7 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    Best regards
    Jens-Ole
    Repainting since FS5..

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    8 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    9 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    10 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    11 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    12 by Jens-Ole Kjølberg, on Flickr

    Best regards
    Jens-Ole
    Repainting since FS5..

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    Looks good!
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    VERY nice, Jens!

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    That's my old home station! I recognize the buildings. I served as an Aircrewman with VP-934 and then VP-66 on SP-2E and SP-2H Neptunes in the late 1960s. Mustered out just before the transition to P-3 Orions. Was an AW rate Julie-Jezebel operator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llanning08 View Post
    That's my old home station! I recognize the buildings. I served as an Aircrewman with VP-934 and then VP-66 on SP-2E and SP-2H Neptunes in the late 1960s. Mustered out just before the transition to P-3 Orions. Was an AW rate Julie-Jezebel operator.
    Man, I just LOVE the Neptune. Have the latest Virtavia variant, but the miscoded Jet Intake doors ruin it for me. Wish we had a modern SP-2E and SP-2H in Navy ASW, vs. Firefighting configuration.

    Kent

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    Thank you Jens. That looks very nice. Closer to my era of flying than modern bases.
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    Nice job and looks like you found most of the AI required. I really like the the style of TPS on the -131 Scooters, it's different.


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    Wow. After being away for a long time, this is great news to come in for!


    Love the subject, and will definitely give this lots of use in P3Dv4.

    Cheers,

    DL

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    Thanks!

    Do any of you know the ramps used by VR-52, VP-64 and HMH-772 in the early 80s?

    Best regards
    Jens-Ole
    Repainting since FS5..

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