Wolfpak Decals 72-094: Shaken and Stirred
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This new Wolfpak decal sheet has seven neat options with mostly modern (as in the last 20-30 years or so) subjects.
First up is an OA-37B from the 103 TASS, Pennsylvania ANG. This was based at NAS Willow Grove in 1987 and is camouflaged in the Euro I scheme designed for this plane.
Next is a pretty new option from August 2015 with the CAG bird from reserve unit VAQ-209.
The F-22A was based at Elmendorf AFB in october 2011 with the 525 FS.
The fourth option is a USMC MV-22B assigned to HMM-166 in 2011.
Another Marine rotorcraft is the AH-1W wich was with HML-269 at MCAC New River in 2012.
The YA-7F is an interesting option. This was an attempt at upgrading the Corsair II by lengthening the airframe and adding a larger engine. It met the requirements, but was not chosen. Two slightly different options are provided for this aircraft. There is a conversion set out there for this aircraft.
The final option is an MQ-9B for the 196 RS California ANG based at March Field in 2014. It is sort of sad to see these units that used to fly cool aircraft having their pilots being reduced to operating drones out of vans, but that is the way it is for many ANG units. I often wonder if these units have real planes assigned to them so their pilots can stay current in actual aircraft. Seems like a bit of a waste to spend millions training pilots only to have them go to drones. Many enlisted people probably have equal or better skills and can be used for this purpose for a lot less in terms of training costs.
There are kits available for all the subjects so modeling any of these will be easy enough. As usual for Wolfpak, the decals are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and the sheet comes with the best background information provided by any sheet in the business.
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