Wolfpak Decals 72-022: Special Operators


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Scott Van Aken



More goodies for some large and interesting aircraft. 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 several additional pages of information that include a history of the type,  kits and update bits for these schemes,  as well as load-out information, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have.

Starting from the top of the profile page, we have two AH-6C 'Loaches' from the 160 SOAR. These aircraft or similar ones from the same unit, were involved in the Tanker War with Iran during the mid 1980s.

Moving down the left side, we have a B-29A from the 581st ARCW. This one is black on the undersides and most of the sides. Of the three wings that had these planes, this particular one was used for operations in Korea during the Korean war and other areas of Indo-China. Typically, all armament was removed from these aircraft.

The MH-60L was and is also used by the 160 SOAR to get agents into and out of areas of interest.

Next there are four grey C-130s. First is an MH-130H from the 7SOS that operates out of Mildenhall England, this one being  from 2008. Next, two MC-130Es from the 1 SOS at Kadena in 1993 and the fourth is an MC-130P from the 67 SOS at Mildenhall in 2001. As a side note, the 67th used to provide the SAR Herc for the ARRS unit Keflavik when I was stationed there in 1987-89.

Next is a Vietnam era C-123 K from the 56 SOW at Nakom Phanom in 1967. It has a black underside in place of the normal light grey.

Another 160 SOAR aircraft is this MH-47E/G. Two different serial presentations are provided depending on the variant modeled.

The next aircraft is a 7 SOS MC-130H from Mildenhall in 2001. It along with the earlier grey Hercs has nose art just in front of the door. Same goes for the other Euro 1 Herc, an HC-130N from the 9th SOS out of Hurlburt Field in 1992.

We started with Loaches and will finish with one. This is an AH-6J also with the 160th SOAR. These types are part of this unit as they are quite easily air transported to places where they are needed and they pack a decent punch as well.

 As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and without any registration problems. If you have not yet treated yourself to some of the best researched decals around, you should.

Thanks to WolfPak 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.

September 2009

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