Wolfpak Decals 72-079: Good Morning Vietnam
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Another welcome sheet from Wolfpak Decals is this one which concentrates entirely on planes that operated in the Vietnam war. There are five subjects; two Navy and three Air Force. There are no lack of kits for any of these subjects, and one should have no issues locating a kit that is appropriate.
First up is an F-4C from the 12th TFW based at Cam Rhan Bay in 1968. THis one is the wing commander's plane with the multi colored stripes on the fin and intake. THe plane is named 'shehasta'.
Next we have an A-6A from VA-75 in 1965. This one was based on the USS Independence and carries a rather impressive mission tally.
From 1972 is an F-111A with the 430 TFS based at Takhli AFB. As with all F-111As, it has a black underside to its SEA camouflage scheme.
'Chico the Gunfighter' is an F-4E that was based with the 421st TFS/366th TFW at DaNang later in the war. The instructions state this one had the Midas 4 gun blast diffuser which was installed to prevent gun gasses from causing engine flame-out when ingested. These were initially installed in Block 48 aircraft starting with serial 71-0244 and retrofitted to earlier planes from about 1972/73 onward, making these markings probably post January 1973 ceasfire.
Finally, a VP-40 SP-5B Marlin. This unit was based at Cam Rahn Bay in 1967 and is in the standard white over light gull grey that was the norm for patrol aircraft.
The instruction sheet for this set is the best in the business when it comes to background information and what may be needed to accurately depict the aircraft being modeled. In addition to the actual placement profiles, there are several additional pages of information that include a history of the type, kits and update bits for these schemes, as well as load-out information, and any changes needed to properly model the aircraft in question, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have. A listing of kits and conversion sets is also included. A visit to their web site will get you much larger images of the markings options. Note that the artifacts on the image are from my scanner.
As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and without any registration problems. If you have not yet treated yourself to some of the best researched decals around, you should.
Thanks to WolfPak Decals for the review sample.
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