VF-43 Patches

VF-43/CV-43 'Gaggle' Cruise Patch VF-43/CV-43 'Gaggle' Cruise Patch
Size: 6"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is a reproduction "gaggle" patch created for CV-43 for one of their Vietnam-era deployments and shows the different squadrons that were in that Airwing at that time (VF-22 Cavaliers, VA-144, VF-43, VF-45, and VA-106). I don't have all the history, but have been told it's quite the story!!

VF-43 Squadron Patch VF-43 Squadron Patch
Size: 5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Challengers' of VF-43 were established in May 1945 as VF-74A, then went through many name-changes: VF-74 in August 1945, VF-1B in November 1946, VF-21 in September 1948, VA-43 in July 1959, then VF-43 in June 1973. They operated a mix of Douglas A-4Fs and TA-4Fs Skyhawks, Northrop F-5E and F-5F Tigers, General Dynamics F-16N and TF-16Ns, and the North American T-2C Buckeyes, all for the sole purpose of providing air combat training to the Fleet fighter squadrons. This is their squadron patch......note the '30' on there...not sure what that means.

VF-43 'Satans Detailers' Patch VF-43 'Satans Detailers' Patch
Size: 3.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This patch for VF-43 says "Satan's Detailers" on it, but not sure the hidden meaning behind that. They have been decommissioned. For their history, see above.

VF-43 'A-4' A/C Triangle VF-43 'A-4' A/C Triangle
Size: 5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Challengers' of VF-43 were established in May 1945 as VF-74A, then went through many name-changes: VF-74 in August 1945, VF-1B in November 1946, VF-21 in September 1948, VA-43 in July 1959, then VF-43 in June 1973. They operated a mix of Douglas A-4Fs and TA-4Fs Skyhawks, Northrop F-5E and F-5F Tigers, General Dynamics F-16N and TF-16Ns, and the North American T-2C Buckeyes, all for the sole purpose of providing air combat training to the Fleet fighter squadrons. This is their 'A-4' version of their aircraft triangle and does not have velcro.

VF-43 'F-16' Aircraft Triangle VF-43 'F-16' Aircraft Triangle
Size: 5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Challengers' of VF-43 were established in May 1945 as VF-74A, then went through many name-changes: VF-74 in August 1945, VF-1B in November 1946, VF-21 in September 1948, VA-43 in July 1959, then VF-43 in June 1973. They operated a mix of Douglas A-4Fs and TA-4Fs Skyhawks, Northrop F-5E and F-5F Tigers, General Dynamics F-16N and TF-16Ns, and the North American T-2C Buckeyes, all for the sole purpose of providing air combat training to the Fleet fighter squadrons. This is their 'F-16' version of their aircraft triangle.

VF-43 'KFIR/F-21' Aircraft Triangle VF-43 'KFIR/F-21' Aircraft Triangle
Size: 5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Challengers' of VF-43 were established in May 1945 as VF-74A, then went through many name-changes: VF-74 in August 1945, VF-1B in November 1946, VF-21 in September 1948, VA-43 in July 1959, then VF-43 in June 1973. They operated a mix of Douglas A-4Fs and TA-4Fs Skyhawks, Northrop F-5E and F-5F Tigers, General Dynamics F-16N and TF-16Ns, and the North American T-2C Buckeyes, all for the sole purpose of providing air combat training to the Fleet fighter squadrons. This is their 'KFIR/F-21' version of their aircraft triangle.

 

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