AOA Decals 48-018: Spooks from the Beach: USMC F-4B/J Phantoms in Vietnam 2

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Scott Van Aken

As many of us are aware, the USMC used the F-4 as a mud mover in South Vietnam rather than operating from carriers. The plane's ability to carry a substantial ordnance load was much appreciated by the troops on the ground. This set includes markings for 15 aircraft as based in country with a few when in Iwakuni, Japan. Note that though the VMFA-115 markings appear grey in the scan, they actually are a bright silver.

In this set, pretty much the rest of the USMC F-4 units not covered in the initial set. So here is what you get:

VMFA-122 Crusaders have seven markings options that cover 1967-1970.

There is a single VMFA-531 Grey Ghosts option from 1965.

Finally, there are six options for VMFA-542 Tigers that cover 1965-1970.

In addition to all the unique markings, there are two full sets of wing and fuselage walk areas in two shades of grey. In addition, there is a full set of stencils and a comprehensive placement guide is provided. Not shown is a sheet with US insignia.

As usual the instructions are first rate and provide a wealth of information on each aircraft. Very useful to have when building your F-4.

October 2021

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