Created for a Lutheran X-Wing Miniatures (Fantasy Flight) gaming group. If you are not Lutheran then it is probably over your head ;-) For those not able to decipher the Aurebesh 🤣 the Lutheranish is: Top Line: Smalcald Squadron Bottom Line: Here we stand Flanks: 'V' 'D' 'M' 'A' From what I have been able to learn over he years, the "V" marks are role identifiers used on pilot helmets; they are authentic marks in SW and they come in various combinations of red and yellow. We chose all red ones for the traditional colour of the Reformation; six of them for the Six Chief Parts of the Catechism 😉 -- and it just so happens that the "V" can be interpreted as a Roman numeral representing the 5 major parts of the Confessions.
Red Squadron. The squadron the destroyed the Death Star. Many of the Rebel Alliance's greatest pilots flew in Red Squadron. Biggs Darklighter, Wedge Antilles, Jek Porkins and Luke Skywalker all flew under it's banner. Now you can show your allegiance with this insignia series design! This elegantly simple design is perfect for hardcore Star Wars fans. Complete with Aurebesh text, this design screams "nerd cred". Sure to impress people at your next convention, RPG session, or even just casual Friday at the office.
Assigned to the new Bitburg Air Base, west of the Rhine River near the French border in the Eifel mountains. In August 1953, the North American F-86F Sabre was introduced to the squadron, replacing the F-84s. In 1956, the squadron received the North American F-100 Super Sabre, marking the first time a wing in USAFE flew supersonic jets. On 15 May 1958, the squadron was redesignated as a Tactical Fighter Squadron because its missions had now grown to include delivery of tactical nuclear weapons. In May 1961, received the Republic F-105 Thunderchief and continued to carry on its Cold War mission of tactical nuclear weapons delivery. Twice in the early 1960s when Cold War tensions were elevated due to the 1961 Berlin Wall crisis and 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis the squadron rose to a high level of alert. Was upgraded to the F-4 Phantom II in 1966. Capt. John T. Doneski in 84-0014 shot down an Iraqi Su-22M with an AIM-9M during operation "Desert Storm".The squadron was upgraded to the McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle in April 1976 In 1980 more advanced F-15Cs and F-15Ds would replace the original F-15As. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the squadron conducted routine training missions however the outbreak of the 1990–91 Gulf War put the F-15s of Bitburg into the heart of the conflict. The squadron's pilots and aircraft engaged in combat operations during Operation Desert Storm. Not a single F-15 aircraft was lost in combat during the war. On 13 March 1991, the deployed squadron returned to Bitburg AB.
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The regiment was reorganized in August 1963 as the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 5th Cavalry Regiment and later as the 3rd Squadron, 5th Armored Cavalry. The units arrived at Fort Benning in 1965, and then proceeded to the Republic of Vietnam as air and armored cavalry. In Vietnam 5th Cavalry units participated in twelve campaigns. In May 1971, the units moved to Fort Hood, where they were reorganized as mechanized infantry.
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