McDonnel Douglas/Boeing AV8B Super Harrier

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McDonnel Douglas/Boeing AV8B Super Harrier

Joined: October 30th, 2005, 1:44 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 1:01 am #1

From Monogram in 1/48th scale built OOTB in 2001. Painted with Humbrol enamels

AV-8B of US Marines Corps VMA-331 Bumblebees in 1998.













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May 2nd, 2012, 6:01 am #2

Very nice build!
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May 2nd, 2012, 10:08 am #3

From Monogram in 1/48th scale built OOTB in 2001. Painted with Humbrol enamels

AV-8B of US Marines Corps VMA-331 Bumblebees in 1998.













Serge Dompierre
this jumpjet is also waiting in my stash to be build..
think I got kits at home for two lifespans
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May 2nd, 2012, 1:26 pm #4

Very nice build!
Much appreciated.

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May 2nd, 2012, 1:28 pm #5

this jumpjet is also waiting in my stash to be build..
think I got kits at home for two lifespans
Very appreciated. Same to me I have more than 80 kits in my stash waiting to be built. I think I will need another live to build them all. LOL.

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May 2nd, 2012, 1:50 pm #6

From Monogram in 1/48th scale built OOTB in 2001. Painted with Humbrol enamels

AV-8B of US Marines Corps VMA-331 Bumblebees in 1998.













Serge Dompierre
Very nice!

Just be warned, VMA-331 is known as 'Killer Bees' not Bumble Bees... And they are quick to make that correction. (Just ask Dave Aungst I also knew a few of thier mechanics)



We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army.
On the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe, and we've been running the whole show ever since.

Semper Fi, Don
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May 2nd, 2012, 4:43 pm #7

From Monogram in 1/48th scale built OOTB in 2001. Painted with Humbrol enamels

AV-8B of US Marines Corps VMA-331 Bumblebees in 1998.













Serge Dompierre
nice !
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May 2nd, 2012, 5:57 pm #8

Very nice!

Just be warned, VMA-331 is known as 'Killer Bees' not Bumble Bees... And they are quick to make that correction. (Just ask Dave Aungst I also knew a few of thier mechanics)



We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army.
On the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe, and we've been running the whole show ever since.

Semper Fi, Don
Very appreciated. But write VMA-331 on Wikipedia there is whole page who mentionned Bumblebees for VMA-331.

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History for VMA-331 BUMBLEBEES - Military.com
www.military.com/.../1,13506,706046,00.html - Traduire cette page
I was TAD numerious times to VMA-331 when they went to Yuma, Arizona. I had a lot of friends with 331, especially with Gary Dubinsky from Detroit, Mi. We went ...


Marine Attack Squadron 331 (VMA-331) was an attack squadron in the United States Marine Corps. The squadron, also known as the Doodlebugs and Bumblebees, were part of Marine Aircraft Group 32, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and were based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. They squadron fought in World War II, the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. They were deactivated as part of the post Cold War drawdown of the US Military on October 1, 1992.

1980s, the Gulf War and deactivation
On January 25, 1985, VMA-331 became the first fully operational AV-8B Harrier II in Marine Corps service.[6] The squadron deployed on the USS Nassau (LHA-4) to the Persian Gulf and eventually flew 243 sorties dropping 256 tons of ordinance and became the first Marine Attack Squadron to conduct combat operations from a Landing Helicopter Assault ship.[7] While supporting Operation Desert Storm, an AV-8B Harrier II from the squadron was shot down by an SA-7 over Safwan, Iraq on February 27, 1991. The pilot, Capt Reginald C. Underwood, was killed in action.[


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May 2nd, 2012, 5:58 pm #9

nice !
Much appreciated.

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