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History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

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History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Thu 25 Jul 2013 - 6:13

Since North America group is officially the 229th AHB I thought I'd post a link to the history of the real unit.
 
http://www.229thavbn.com/1stcav/History.html
 
Interesting read to say the least...

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Re: History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Sat 27 Jul 2013 - 1:46

FlyingFrog came across this website that has the various company insignia listed. Eventually, I will have everyone assigned to a company and I want to get custom skins made so we can identify each other in the air by the door markings.

http://vietnam-hueys.tripod.com/1st%20Air%20Cav%20markings%20page.htm

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Re: History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

Post by Guest on Tue 30 Jul 2013 - 11:32

The skin maker of the original templates of MOH skin pack (Crandall and Freeman), USMC Vietnam and 2/17th, know as "Home Fries" on DCS forums, is already working on a new skin pack dedicated to the 229th Battalion which will include all company paint scheme and insignia as per the originals (skid colors on B, remove red marks on B, C and D, etc):

http://vietnam-hueys.tripod.com/229th%20Av%20Bn%20page.htm
http://vietnam-hueys.tripod.com/229th%20Av%20Bn%20gunship%20page.htm

The guy is very nice, he said he was speeding up his project when he knew there was a demand.

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Re: History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

Post by (D/229)Phantom_499 on Tue 30 Jul 2013 - 12:49

Is there anyway we could talk Mr. Homefries into creating a couple of "Medevac" skins with the red cross on the helo? It would be cool to put in a couple of dedicated medevac slots on missions. That way anyone who is flying one is easily identified. Plus they just look cool and add to the overall "immersion" factor. What a Face

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Re: History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

Post by (A/229) Skeeter on Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 3:45

There are some dust-off skins on DCS for download. I'm not 100% sure but I think the medevacs belonged to a hospital unit.

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Re: History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 4:15

(A/229) Skeeter wrote:There are some dust-off skins on DCS for download. I'm not 100% sure but I think the medevacs belonged to a hospital unit.

Yea, if I'm not mistaken there was a medical detachment assigned to 1st Cav but the 229th didn't have dust-offs. I need to look into that further.

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Re: History of the 229th Aviation Battalion

Post by Guest on Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 4:22

Hello,
Make sence  Skeeter.  As per this reference, there was specific medical detachment:
http://vietnam-hueys.tripod.com/Med%20Evac%20Hueys.htm

82th is included in the MOH Skin pack made by "Home Fries" which include 229th skins as well: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/346912/

57th "The Originals" skin made by "maker" :
http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/348121/

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