Now Enlisting: Mud Movers Campaign

i’m gonna try to move this one over piece by piece. Here’s a link to the old page while I move stuff Mud Movers
OK maybe this one will gain some traction. The focus will be aircraft specifically tasked with the Close Air Support (CAS) mission. If Wiki can be trusted, the concept goes all the way back to 1917, so there’s over 100 years of airframes to choose from. Leaving out Bombers and straight fighters (see Caveat list below), there are plenty of choices.


  1. Have fun!
  2. Any scale, any era, any service
  3. Any aircraft tasked with Close Air Support Missions
  4. Only one ribbon per entrant, Don’t enter into another campaign
  5. Up to 25% started OK
  6. Hang weapons on it

Run time: 6 months Start time: November 2020

Candidates (mostly pulled from Wiki), by no means complete, feel free to nominate you own favorites.

Czech Republic
Aero L-39 Albatross

Dassault Entenard
Dassault Super Entenard

Heinkel He 112
Henschel HS 123
Henschel HS 129
Junkers J.1
Junkers Ju 87

Great Britain
BAE Hawk
Bristol Beaufighter
Hawker Harrier
Hawker Hector
Hawker Hurricane Mk IID
Hawker Sea Fury
Hawker Typhoon
Sopwith TF
Westland Lysander

Aermacchi MB-339

Multi Nation
Eurofighter Typhoon
Panavia Tornado

CASA C-101

Soviet Union / Russia
Ilyushin Il-2
Polikapov Po-2
Polikapov R-5
Polikapov R-ZS
Sukhoi Su-25

United States
Cessna OA-37 Dragonfly
Curtis A-12 Shrike
Curtis A-2 Falcon
Douglas A-1 Skyraider
Douglas A-20 Havoc
Douglas A-24 Banshee
Douglas A-26 Invader
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Hawker McDonnell AV-8 Harrier
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
LTV A-7 Corsair II
McDonnell F-15E Strike Eagle
McDonnell F/A-18 Hornet
North American A-36 Apache
Northrup A-17 Nomad
North American OV-10 Bronco
Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
Vought AU-1 Corsair

Caveat List
There are cases where front line fighters are detailed to the Close Air Support role, some examples:
Curtis P-40 Kittyhawk
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
North American P-51 Mustang
Vought F-4U Corsair
Grumman F=14A/B Bombcat
I don’t see why these couldn’t be included, but they really ought to have a heavy bomb load.

So, anyone interested?


Phil2015 replied:
I’m currently building a marine phantom from da nang that would definitely count as a mud mover. I did actually hang a pair of sidewinders on it, but I think there were plenty of missions where no air-to-air capability was loaded. Just sayin’…

I’m interested in this, but I’m a little afraid I’m getting overcommitted. Any chance you would increase this to a 9 month completion window?

Here is the list of builders from the old site with updates.
Alliedbuilder (c, swisher) – F-51
AussieReg ( Damian Rigby) – CAC CA-13
Johnnych01 (John Hagan) – 1/48 Typhoon or A-10 Thunderbolt II
magnusf () – Enlisted
PasiAhopelto () – Enlisted
RhinoSpit () – Enlisted
rochaped () – Enlisted
SHAKY962 () – Enlisted
Sleepwalker71 () – Enlisted
MD72 (Mark Doremus) – 1/72 A-7A USN
Phil2015 (Phil) – 1/48 F-4 Phantom USMC
SGTJKJ (JesperI – Euro Fighter, FW-190-A, A-10
Shrimpman (Krzysztof Iwan) – Typhoon or Thunderbolt

I guess the enlisted is an artifact of the old site, I’ll do away with it on an update.

Enlisted to build the Hasegawa/Revell Henschel 129B. And if things go well I just might try a second entry since I have a few kits in the stash that qualify for this GB.


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Great to see the campaign on this site. Still a bit time before I get started, but probably doing a dragonfly in Vietnam colors. Unless I change my mind again again :slight_smile:

I’ve got a 1/72 Hasegawa USMC AV-8B Harrier II I’d like to do for this group build.

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Neat! Totally designed to move mud. :wave:

OK everyone, time to launch! The official thread for this campaign is here. Have at it!

Michael :stuck_out_tongue: