TOPGUN: (1986) SUNDOWN's Flight Suit Patches

TOPGUN (1986): SUNDOWN's Flight Suit TOPGUN (1986): SUNDOWN's Flight Suit
AV8RSTUFF does not sell Flight Suits at competitive prices, just due to them being reproduced in Asian factories much less than I can get them for, therefore this picture is for REFERENCE only for placement of the patches, but below are the patches (noted) that we have in stock to purchase.....we are working on them all, but that will take some time as this is a new venture for us and we want to get them 'screen-accurate'. Hope this helps you build that perfect flight suit for yourself!

TOPGUN: MARCUS 'SUNDOWN' WILLIAMS Nametag (No V) TOPGUN: MARCUS 'SUNDOWN' WILLIAMS Nametag (No V)
Size: 2" x 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the black/yellow version of MARCUS WILLIAM's (callsign 'SUNDOWN') nametag (already embroidered) that was used in the movie, TOPGUN. It was worn on the left breast area of the flight suit and does NOT have velcro attached so that it can be sewn onto your flightsuit or flight jacket.

TOPGUN: SUNDOWN's Nametag (Blank/NFO Wings) TOPGUN: SUNDOWN's Nametag (Blank/NFO Wings)
Size: 2" x 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the blank version of SUNDOWN's nametag that was used in the movie, TOPGUN. It was worn on the left breast area of the flight suit and does NOT come with velcro attached so that you can have YOUR name embroidered (an additional $5).

VF-111 Squadron Patch VF-111 Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The Sundowners were established in June 1956 flying F-4J Phantoms until 1978 when they replaced it with the F-14 Tomcat. It's decomm ceremony was held on 16 Feb 95 in Miramar along with VF-51, cancelling the plans of these two squadrons to be the first F-14D models. This patch was found in a small Korean embroidery sweat-shop in limited quantities, has the "in-theater-made" feel to it, and does not come with velcro attached!

TOPGUN: CV-61 Centurion Patch TOPGUN: CV-61 Centurion Patch
Size: 3 1/4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the CV-61 Centurion patch worn on Maverick's dad's leather jacket.

F-14 'TOMCAT' Felix (Yellow Tab) F-14 'TOMCAT' Felix (Yellow Tab)
Size: 3.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the light blue version of the F-14 Felix patch with the yellow tab at the bottom that says TOMCAT. It depicts the mascot leaning against the red/white stripes of the American Flag and does not come with velcro attached.

AC-130 'SPECTRE' Gunship AC-130 'SPECTRE' Gunship
Size: 3.5"
In Stock: COMING SOON!!
Price: $7.99

This is a US Air Force Special Operations patch from the AC-130 'SPECTRE' Gunship. It is probably denoting that "SUNDOWN" either did some Special Operations training with the USAF on this program or he was originally a USAF Navigator that "cross-trained" into the Navy, ending up in the F-14 Tomcat. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

TG: VF-12 Squadron Patch TG: VF-12 Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: COMING SOON!!
Price: $7.99

This is the squadron patch from VF-12. VF-12 equipped with F6F-3 Hellcats formed part of Carrier Air Group 12 (CAG-12) and was assigned to USS Saratoga, flying aboard on 1 August 1943. CAG-12 supported the Battle of the Treasury Islands from October-November before the Saratoga returned to Pearl Harbor on 30 November. In January 1944 CAG-12 rejoined the Saratoga and supported the later phases of the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign and then carried out attacks against Japanese forces in the Indian Ocean before returning to Pearl Harbor in June. In January 1945 VF-12 was assigned to USS Randolph and supported the Invasion of Iwo Jima and raids on the Japanese home islands. Joseph C. (Jumpin' Joe) Clifton was a member of this squadron, the one whom the US NAVAL AVIATION award is named after, hence why "SUNDOWN" is wearing it, as a tribute to him. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

TG: VF-144 Squadron Patch TG: VF-144 Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: COMING SOON!!
Price: $7.99

VF-144 History: The squadron was established as U.S. Navy Reserve Fighter Squadron VF-884 on 1 November 1949, and called to active duty on 20 July 1950. It was redesignated VF-144 on 4 February 1953, and VA-52 on 23 February 1959. The squadron was nicknamed the "Bitter Birds" from about 1951–1953, and the "Knightriders" from about 1960 onward.
4 February 1953: VF-884 was redesignated VF-144 during its second combat tour in Korea aboard USS Kearsarge. In this change, the reserve squadron number was replaced by an active squadron number.
21 February 1953: VF-144 completed the last line period of its second combat tour in Korea. Its primary missions had been close air support of ground troops, interdiction of enemy main supply routes, and the destruction of military supplies, vehicles and troops.
18 August 1958: The squadron returned to NAS Miramar following USS Ranger's first major deployment. The cruise took the squadron from Virginia to California, via Cape Horn, transferring Ranger from the Atlantic Fleet to the Pacific Fleet. This patch is also worn by "SUNDOWN" as a tribute to that squadron, and this patch does not come with velcro attached.

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