AOA Decals 48-014: Spooks from the Beach: USMC F-4B/J Phantoms in Vietnam

Units: All that are applicable


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Scott Van Aken

As many of us are aware, the USMC used the F-4 as a mud mover in South Vietnam rather than operating from carriers. The plane's ability to carry a substantial ordnance load was much appreciated by the troops on the ground. This set includes markings for 15 aircraft as based in country with a few when in Iwakuni, Japan. Note that though the VMFA-115 markings appear grey in the scan, they actually are a bright silver.

So here is what you get:

VMFA-115 has the most options with six covering the period from 1968 until 1973.

VMFA-212 has a single option from 1972.

VMFA-232 has two options from 1969 to 1973.

VMFA-314 has a pair from 1968-69.

VMFA-323 has three aircraft from 1967-68.

Finally VMFA-334 has a single option from the 1968-69 period.

In addition to all the unique markings, there are two sets of wing and fuselage walk areas in black. Also included is set 48-013, which is a full stencil suite. Additional stencil decals may be purchased if doing multiple options.

As usual the instructions are first rate and provide a wealth of information on each aircraft. Very useful to have when building your F-4.

January 2020

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