Wolfpak Decals 72-040: Light My Fire
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The last of this year's sheets is this great Vietnam sheet covering 6 aircraft that were quite heavily used during that conflict. These are all 1/72 and finding kits for these shouldn't be that much of a problem, though perhaps the T-28 might require a bit of looking.
The head of the line naturally goes to a Phantom II. An F-4D in this case and with the Pave Fire mod installed; one of two planes so equipped. It wasn't a successful system. This one is in standard SEA camouflage and based at Udorn RTAFB. Both the original unit tail code and that of the host unit are provided.
Next is a T-28 of the VNAF. Listed as a T-28C, it has had the tail hook area faired over and modified with wing pylons in a manner similar to the French Fennec.
Few realize that the F-104C was deployed to Vietnam and they were twice. They have the rather unflattering distinction of not shooting down any enemy planes, yet having one of their number a victim of a North Vietnamese aircraft. This 435 TFS plane is in standard SEA camouflage with some nice nose art.
The Vietnamese Air Force's first tactical bombers were B-26B Invaders supplied under Farm Gate in 1963. Operation of these planes showed needs to strengthen the airframe and led to the improved B-26K.
Flown until near the end of the war by the USAF when it was replaced by the A-7D, this A-1H was operated by the 1st SOS out of Nakon Phanom, Thailand.
Finally, a CH-46A of the Camranh Bay det of the Marines in 1970. This is painted in overall Marine Green.
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 available kits is also included.
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.
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