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VR-54 C-118 (1980) Model

$279.00

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VR-54 C-118 (1980) Model

Fly with the VR-54 in this C-118 with 1980 markings. Each model is crafted by hand to provide a unique piece that you’ll treasure. 18 inches.

The establishment of VR-54 is actually the rebirth of a previous Reserve Force Squadron of the same designation which was also stationed aboard NAS JRB New Orleans. The original VR-54 flew the C-118 transport aircraft prior to being decommissioned in the early 1980’s when the Navy introduced the C-9 transport aircraft.

VR-54 was formally established on June 1, 1991 to provide tactical/heavy lift transport capability in support of fleet requirements. The squadron currently operates four Lockheed C-130T aircraft. Because of the massive size of the C-130T and the immediate response capability needed by the fleet, VR-54 is manned with 146 active-duty full-time support (FTS) personnel as well as 81 selected Reservists.

In any given year, they will fly more than 4,000 hours in support of a variety of worldwide logistics missions and transport several million pounds of cargo and thousands of passengers. CINC