Superscale 72-166: OV-10A

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$ Here's another 25 plus year old sheet


Scott Van Aken


An aircraft that gets little print time is the OV-10A. When this sheet was produced 25 years ago, the only kit around was one from Airfix and one from Hasegawa. Not sure which would be the best, but that is a moot point as Academy has produced one in the last few years that is very much a modern kit. There is still the problem of finding places for nose weight, but that shouldn't deter any dedicated modeler!

All the Marine planes are in Field Green (which I think is FS 36092) uppers with white undersurfaces and upper wings. Some may be in gloss, so check your references.

First is what was the new scheme for VMO-2 at Camp Pendleton.

Next is the earlier VMO-2 scheme and it would have been in gloss.

From China Lake, comes this VX-5 version

VMO-1 had this 'sharkmouthed' version with red and white striped spinners.

Hawaii's H&MS-12 operated the next one with the black and yellow rudder stripes.

Finally, the USAF had this ADC Grey (FS 14673) overall 20th TASS bird. It would have also had a white upper wing as was common with all FAC birds.

The sheet provides lots of stencils, seat belts, and wing walk decals. Insignia will have to come from another source.

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