Wolfpack Decals 72-011: Vietnam Sharks


$16.00 MSRP from www.millcreekconsultants.com


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Scott Van Aken



Just in time for the holidays, Wolfpack Decals has a nice sheet entitled 'Vietnam Sharks. All but one of the major airframe options has a sharkmouth on it, making this a most interesting sheet. There are a total of five airframe subjects with two having optional serial numbers and aircraft sub-types. So let us get started with the listing.

First up is an EC-121T of the 552 AEWCW based at Korat. This is in overall ADC Grey with bare metal engine cowlings and a shark mouth. For those who wish to model the EC-121D, markings are available for that aircraft as well. The EC-121D does not have the upper radome and no shark mouth.

Second an F-4E from the 421 TFS/366 TFW at Da Nang in 1971. Standard SEA camo with a red fin cap and the original gun muzzle.

Next, a 14 TRS RF-4C from Udorn in 1972. It also has the standard SEA camouflage and a red fin cap. There is a bunny on the intake splitter as the canopy rails are red on this aircraft.

The lone non-shark mouth is an AB-204B (UH-1B) of Air America. It is painted Insignia Blue and Silver.

Finally, an EB-66E of the 42 TECS at Korat in 1972. Standard SEA camouflage. As a bonus, the markings for 2 EB-66C's including 'Bat 21' are on the sheet. An addendum slip is included as the printers forgot one of the serial numbers.

As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and without any registration problems. You will find that the carrier film is a bit more than you may be used to, but it is easily trimmed back before use.

There are kits for all of these planes, though you may need to do some modifications  to match those that are depicted on the sheet. Typical of Wolfpack Decals, the instructions are superlative, providing a history of the planes in question as well as loadout information and any updates or modifications required

Thanks to WolfPack Decals for the review sample. You can order yours direct via Paypal using sales@millcreekconsultants.com for the reference. Free US shipping, Canada and Mexico add $3 and rest of the world add $4.

November 2008

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