Wolfpack Decals 72-016: Sea Birds and Green Hornets


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Scott Van Aken



 The next theme based sheet has a number of very nice USN options as well as a most welcome grouping of helicopters from the 20th SOS.  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 13 additional pages of information that include kits and bits for these schemes, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have. There are a possible eleven aircraft that can be modeled from this sheet so let's get to what is there.

First is an E-2C from VAW-77, a reserve unit at NAS Atlanta in 2004. This is the CAG bird.

Next one of the few USN F-4G Phantom IIs from VF-213 aboard the USS Kittyhawk druing Vietnam. This shows one of the experimentally painted aircraft used at that time.

A standard F4B and a MiG killer from VF-111 on the USS Coral Sea in 1972 is the next option and one that I know will be popular.

The final Navy aircraft is another experimental camo bird from the USS Kittyhawk in 1966, this time an A-1H with VA-115.

Moving to the 20th SOS, first up is a Black Mariah CH-3E as operated during Vietnam from Udorn AFB.

The first of several Hueys is next. You can do a UH-1F 'Slick', UH-1P Gunship or later UH-1N all painted in standard SEA camouflage.

There is also a UH-1N from the 1980 'J-Catch' program in what was known as the 'Leopard' paint scheme.

The last is an MH-53M in the markings flown during its last mission in Iraq during 2008. For the similar MH-53J, 'boss bird' markings for the 551 SOS at Kirtland AFB are provided.

As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and without any registration problems. You will find that the carrier film is a bit more than you may be used to, but it is easily trimmed back before use. If you have not yet treated yourself to some of the best researched decals around, you should.

Thanks to WolfPack Decals for the review sample. You can order yours direct via Paypal using sales@millcreekconsultants.com for the reference. Free US shipping, Canada and Mexico add $3 and rest of the world add $4.

April 2009

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