VMA-242, VMA(AW)-242, & VMFA(AW)-242

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This is a very small sample of VMA(AW)-242 bat-patch/noseart material found across the WWW.
Great thanks go to Dale Summers, VMA(AW)-242 (1969-70 for access to his VMA(AW)-242 Website.
Additional thanks go to Mike Duermyer, VMA(AW)-242 (1968-69) for his corrections to this web-page





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Bat nose/tail art on Grumman A-6 Intruders

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1968+ Bat in front of lightning bolt, bolt crosses the entire rudder, rudder is white.


1969+ Bat on shield in front of lightning bolt, bolt crosses the rudder, rudder is white.


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1969 Bat in front of lightning bolt, with lightning bolt limited to within the boundaries of the shield. Different rudder colors?


1975+ Anatomically correct caricature of an attacking bat on a white rudder. Tail code skewered by lightning bolt.


1975+ Anatomically correct caricature of an attacking bat on a black rudder. Lightning bolt crosses entire rudder, behind the bat.


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Circa 1984? Anatomically incorrect bat (i.e., wings are on backwards). Tail code skewered by lightning bolt in most of these images.



Three of these Intruders have the bat silhouette + lightning bolt motif just behind the cockpit.


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Bat nose/tail art on McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets

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Photos by J. Melampy

Heartfelt thanks to "My friends at VMFA(AW)-242"

BUNO-165410 over Fallujah, October 2004




Heartfelt thanks to "My friends at VMFA(AW)-242

NAS North Island, San Diego



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