Wolfpak Decals 72-020: Casey's Buc's & FAC's
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A number of interesting subjects on this sheet. I'll preface this all with the usual comment about 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 bits for these schemes, as well as load-out information, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have.
First offering is an OA-10A of the 21st FS at Shaw AFB in 1992. During Desert Storm this plane was attached to the 511 FS and is credited with the air to air destruction of a Bo.105 helicopter during its very active combat tour.
Next is an F-15SG of the 428th FS at Mountain Home AFB in 2009. This is a Strike Eagle built specifically for the Singapore Air Force and this squadron was reformed after the F-111s at Canon had gone, just to train Singapore AF crews on this and the F-16C/D.
The F-111G is from the old 428 FS at Cannon AFB in 1993, the last year of the unit's existence. As with many converted FB-111As, this airframe has since gone to the RAAF, whose F-111Cs have the same long wins of the FB-111 and F-111G.
One of three YOV-10Ds in a 'glop' camo scheme from 1972 is the next subject. Something a bit different from the norm.
I have to assume that Italeri has reissued the AMT KC-135R as we have three of them next, all from the 2008/2009 time frame and all in AMC Grey. First is one from the 121 ARW at Rickenbacker ANGB south of Columbus, Ohio, a unit that has flown the KC-135 for many years. The next one is from the 434 ARW based at Grissom ANGB in Indiana. Finally, from March ANGB in California is a 452 ARW aircraft . So you have three choices for your next KC-135R build and it is nice to see these being offered.
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. If you have not yet treated yourself to some of the best researched decals around, you should.
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