SHEET: Afterburner Decals 48-001: 421 FS F-16C Falcons
UNITS: 421 FS/388 FW
PRICE: $12.00 MSRP
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Includes detailed load-out sheet

Always nice to see a new decal company make an appearance on the scene. Afterburner Decals has decided to concentrate on modern jet aircraft and to provide markings for four aircraft on each sheet. These will include at least one 'boss bird' with the others being standard line aircraft. Since it is important that the aircraft have some historical significance, the first sheets are of aircraft that have recently participated in the Iraq War.

So it is with this sheet. It is divided into two deployments for the F-16CGs of the 421 FS out of Hill AFB. The first two aircraft are from the June 2003 deployment to Al Udied, Quatar, while the second two are from the Oct/Nov deployment to Balad AB, Iraq.

The decals are superbly printed and in many cases are separately done to prevent any registration problems. The included load-out sheets are specific to the various deployments and are the results of contacts within the unit to provide this and markings information. No worries about glitches due to second-hand information when you do research in this manner.

An excellent beginning and I'm sure there will be more to come.

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