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reytuerto
Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: April 9th, 2019, 11:32 pm
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Recce elements and artillery?


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Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: April 17th, 2019, 12:30 pm
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reytuerto wrote: *
Recce elements and artillery?
Does locally designed, produced, and reproduced US/western stuff count? I did one first today before I can recolor some stuff from the US.

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Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: April 17th, 2019, 7:07 pm
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Of course! ;)


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Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: June 11th, 2019, 1:15 am
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-1st Infantry Division-

A11 Sasakyan
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A heavy troop carrier designed for supporting M3's and infantry alike. It is also inspired by the M39 Carrier. 15 where converted as more retired US M18's where given to the Philippines (11 where given, 4 where scraped and used as part reserves). Used prominently by the 10th Infantry Battalion.

A16 Butiki
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An upgrade for the M18 that later turned into a conversion to merge the M36's turret with it's hull(in which the hull is externally extended and internally redesigned to fit the M36's turret. About 18 where converted to be used by the 10th Infantry (Steady…On) Battalion.

M41 Bulldog
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A planned replacement for the M4, but then later used as rece/support tanks for M47's that where planned to be in service by 1959. About 21 where Bought from the US during 1955, and 4 was given through aid by the US during 1957. Prominently used by the 1st Cavalry Squadron.

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Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: June 14th, 2019, 11:31 am
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-7th Tactical Fighter Squadron-

P-51 Mustang and P-47 Thunderbolt
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Both legendary fighters are inherited from the US from their retirement as their first fighters for fresh experienced pilots who participated in WW2 under USAF. 50 Mustangs and 20 Thunderbolts where given in total, some of these(including this Squadron) had participated in supporting UN troops in Korea through ground support and occasional dogfights with enemy Yak-9s and even MiG-15s.

F-86A Sabre
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Acquired from surplus F-86s that where meant to be used for Korea, but never got used. Around 25 where acquired and 18 more in 1957. Used by most fighting squadrons.

-5th Fighter Training Squadron-

T-6 Texan
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Used for both basic fighter training and flight training during the demand for more backup pilots by the Philippine Air force in the 50's due to engagements with the PLAF in Philippine Airspace and defending West Philippine Sea. Around 39 where purchased from the US. The Lead aircraft is used for general instructions for the squadron to backseat trainers during Squadron/Group training.

-4th Fighter Training Squadron-

T-33 Shooting Star
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Used as an Advanced Jet Trainer for the Philippine Air force. Around 27 where in service in 1955 and where bought from the US.

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Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: June 16th, 2019, 8:16 am
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Just out of curiosity: why each group of aircraft is represented by 5 identical (except small tail number) aircraft (or 3 P-51 + 2 P-47 in case of 7th TFS, and of course there are special markings on leading craft in case of T-33 and T-6)?
Typical combat squadron has/had much more aircraft - 12, 16, 18, up to 24-25 (USAF standard in that period, btw.) or sometimes even more for training units.

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Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: June 17th, 2019, 2:29 am
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eswube wrote: *
Just out of curiosity: why each group of aircraft is represented by 5 identical (except small tail number) aircraft (or 3 P-51 + 2 P-47 in case of 7th TFS, and of course there are special markings on leading craft in case of T-33 and T-6)?
Typical combat squadron has/had much more aircraft - 12, 16, 18, up to 24-25 (USAF standard in that period, btw.) or sometimes even more for training units.
They are trying to have independent squadron structures from the US, sure they do not completely abandon USAF ideas, but they are trying to have maximum efficiency and ease of identification due to them not being as large as USAF. They have identical schemes of aircraft because they want their pilots to easily identify members of their squadron for regrouping and retreating purposes.

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Post subject: Re: Republic of The Philippines AU (FD Scale)Posted: June 23rd, 2019, 2:00 pm
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Not quite what I asked about. It wasn't about identical schemes, but why there are 5 of them on each sheet. No respectable air force would have less than 12 fighter aircraft per squadron (unless the number would drop due to attrition or there were never more delivered in the first place).
Or in other words: I wouldn't ask if You would post just single example from each squadron (if all planes in a squadron are identical, then one seems enough), or if You would draw all 12 (or more) aircraft from a given squadron on the sheet. But I'm puzzled to see five each of them - because it's too small number for a combat squadron (there were, are and will be squadrons that have 5 aircraft by design, but these are special mission aircraft - tankers, AEW, maritime patrol etc. etc. - combat aircraft are grouped in numbers that make sense tactically and number 5 in modern, real-world air combat does not make sense tactically).

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