Sheet #

Microscale 72-427: A-4 Skyhawks

Price:

Long out of production

Units:

VA-55, VC-2, VMA-223

Review By:

Ryan Koschatzky

Notes:

 

I am again going to take the easy way out, if you want to know about the Skyhawk history go to their website. http://www.skyhawk.org/default.asp. All are Light Gull Gray over Gloss White.

 The first decal is for an A-4E of VC-5 Checkertails, 152098 UE01. This aircraft has a black nose and anti-glare panel. The intake warnings are the large ones. The tail code UE and aircraft number 01 is black with white shading to the left. There is a small 1 to be placed in front of the rudder. The rudder is yellow with red checkerboard pattern. The fuel tank has one large long yellow arrow outlined in red.

 The next one is an A-4F of VA-55 Warhorses, 155009 NP515. This aircraft has a black nose and no anti-glare panel. The intake warnings are the small ones. This aircraft is flown by LT/JG Brian Smith, which is shown in white on a black panel under the cockpit.

There is a unit logo in the center of the fuselage in blue and white. There is a small 15 to be placed in front of the rudder. The tail has a large green arrow with a black tail code NP. Without saying it, the rudder is show to be painted white with a small green checkerboard to be placed in the top right corner. There is a black 515NP to be placed on the upper right wing. The fuel tank has one green arrow on the tip.

 The last one is an A-4F of VMA-223 Bulldogs, 155031 WP2. This aircraft has a black nose and anti-glare panel. The intake warnings are the large ones. The word Bulldog in red lettering is to be placed in front of the aircraft black 2 shaded in yellow to the right, Bulldog is to be placed on both sides. This aircraft is flown by the XO Maj. WP Arnold, stenciled on the right side only in black. The area forward of the guns need to be painted black. There is a large Bulldog, unit logo in the center of the fuselage. There is a small 2 to be placed in front of the rudder. The rudder is yellow with black raised ribs, outlined in red with a red tab. The fuel tank tip is painted yellow with a small Bulldog.

 There are enough insigniaís for all three aircraft are included. There are also enough stencils for all three schemes, plus some extra intake warnings. There are no decals for the anti-glare panels like their new sheets. When the all schemes are done you will have a two red JEís and arrows left over, why I donít know, extras from when they did VC-2 aircraft on 72-170 decal sheet. 

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