Furball Decals FD48-056: Top Gun Tigers & Talons
|Twenty Two options|
Furball Aero Design's 1/48 sheet is for the F-5E/F Tiger II and T-38 Talon. Specifically, those that operated with the Naval Fighter Weapons School or 'Top Gun'. Top Gun planes are particularly popular with modelers thanks to the wide variety of schemes that they carried.
This sheet provides a wide variety of these schemes for the large scale modeler. You can see that simply by looking over the twenty two different schemes offered on the cover sheet. Fortunately, there are a lot of kits out there that can be used on this sheet. For instance, Monogram and AFV Club do Tigers while Wolfpack and Trumpeter do T-38s. There are others as well so that list is not comprehensive.
One thing that few people realize is that many of Top Gun's planes carried no national insignia. They were not flown outside the US so it was felt that this addition was not needed. Since markings on these were minimal at best, the builder can spend most of their efforts on the camouflage scheme. Fortunately, these schemes were well documented and this enables Furball to provide both sides as well as upper and lower camouflage information on each jet. These schemes cover from the mid 1970s until the late 1980s with the latter period being more widely represented. These are not all of the schemes carried, but enough to provide variety.
Note that some of these planes have a 'sharknose' so you will need a specific kit to duplicate this. All these details are specified in the extensive color and markings guide that accompanies every Furball decal sheet. An additional selection of serial numbers is provided for those who wish to deviate from what is provided. Thanks to the lack of insignia and the light stenciling done to these planes, you can model them all.
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