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Flight of the Intruder Campaign

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The Flight of the Intruder campaign was recently concluded and was themed around building any aircraft that was in the film of the same name. Flight of the Intruder is a 1991 film directed by John Milius, which is based on novel of the same name by A-6 Intruder pilot Stephen Coonts. The film features U.S. Air Force A-1 Skyraiders and an HH-3 "Jolly Green Giant" rescue helicopter in various action sequences, with brief appearances of Navy aircraft including the A-7 Corsair, C-2 Greyhound and the F-4 Phantom II, as well as a North Vietnamese MiG-17. Two early variants of the A-6 Intruder, the A-6A and A-6B, are portrayed in the film are portrayed by A-6E (without the TRAM targeting equipment) as all surviving A-6 variants at the time of filming had been updated to A-6E or KA-6D standards. The A-6A is a conventional bomber and the A-6B carried specialized electronics and weapons for SEAD missions (the Navy called this "Iron Hand", the Air Force called it "Wild Weasel".) Justin McCracken (keeper of souls2099) came up with the idea and led the campaign with the following 4 entrants completing the campaign with some outstanding builds A-6E Intruder by Samantha Scoles (Camogirl) A-6E Intruder by Allen Berry (Tomcat31) A-1J Skyraider by Martin (SUNDON) A-6E Intruder by Nick Sinclair (Blueheeler)
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About the Author

About Justin McCracken (Keeperofsouls2099)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

I have been modeling for 20 years mostly because of my passion for anything mechanical.I also feel it's a very good way to remember our history as many of the men and woman on this web site had relatives who are in some way connected to these machines.I learn more everyday and hope to continue build...


Comments

Wow! Great builds. Shame on me for not finishing an entry for the campaign after having enlisted, but glad to see the high level of work in the campaign. Well done!
DEC 18, 2011 - 04:19 PM
I've somehow missed checking this feature since you posted it Jessica. As Jesper said, very high standard on all of the completed builds. I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen the movie, but I'm going to hunt it down over the holidays for sure ! Cheers, D
DEC 18, 2011 - 10:35 PM