Wolfpak Decals 72-049: Back in Black


$17.00 SRP


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Scott Van Aken



More USAF and Army stuff from Wolfpak Decals, these being some very dark aircraft in terms of mission and of coloring. There are eight different types on this sheet with some of them having multiple markings options, so you shouldn't be lacking for something of interest.

The initial option is a black Mosquito PR XVI of the 492 BG in early 1945.Sorry to have chopped this one in the image, but Wolfpak's placement sheets are just too long for my scanner.

With this same unit is a B-24D, 'Playmate'. This aircraft has but the upper and tail turrets with guns and the lower turret open to allow agents and supplies to be dropped.

A third plane from the 492nd is an A-26C, also with no turrets.

Now there are two HU-16 options. ONe is with the 135th Air Commando Group, Maryland ANG in 1963. The other is the 129th Air Commando Group, California ANG.

The first helo is an MH-60K with 160 SOAR, which pretty much takes care of commando ops. THis is the late 2004 aircraft.

Getting bigger, we have an MC-130H with the 352nd SOG in mid 2008. Lots of grey and don't forget the scabbed on IR pods for the rear.

Also with the 160 SOAR is this MH-60L from October 1993 when in Somalia. Two different markings options are provided for this aircraft.

Finally, the rather large MH-47G, also with the 160th in July 2010.

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, and any changes needed to properly model the aircraft in question, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have. A listing of available kits is also included.

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.

August 2011

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