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VFA-131 - callsign: "Chargers" F4 Phantoms

VFA-131 - callsign: "Chargers" F4 Phantoms


1-300 decals for VFA-131.  The squadron flew off of USS Midway from 1971 through the mid 1980s. In 1972, the squadron participated in air strikes against targets in North Vietnam. Squadron aircraft shot down 5 MiG-17. In 1975 squadron aircraft provided air cover for Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of American personnel from Saigon. In 1976 the squadron conducted flight operations near the Korean peninsula following the Axe murder incident. In 1979 VF-161 were on station for fighting between North and South Yemen and the seizure of the American Embassy in Teheran in 1979.  In 1980, USS Midway, with VF-161 embarked, operated off the coast of Korea due to the civil unrest in South Korea and the Kwangju massacre. In December 1981 due to tensions in Korea the squadron operated from off the coast of Korea until the tensions subsided. In 1986, the squadron relocated to NAS Lemoore for transition training in the F/A-18A Hornet and redesignation as a Strike Fighter Squadron. VF-161 was one of only two F-4 fighter squadrons to be assigned the VFA designation.


The decals are sized specifically to GHQ's F-4 casting but should work with other manufactures F-4s 


Correct time period USA Star & Bar decals can be founde HERE

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