made a niche for itself by providing markings for aircraft that were involved in
various notable historical events or aircraft with colourful camo schemes and
this sheet continues on that theme. This new decal
sheet from Wolfpak
Decals includes markings
for 4 different aircraft including
a B-52D, T-33, A-7D and finally a C-130H2 (for the T-33 you actually get
markings for 2 aircraft).
aircraft is a B-52D 56-676 with the 96th Bomb Win in 1980. This aircraft
is a "MiG Killer" credited with shooting down a MiG-21 during the
Vietnam War. This aircraft was the last B-52D in service retiring in
paint scheme for this aircraft is the standard SAC Southeast Asia paint scheme
with a black bottom. The instructions include plenty of info on this
next two aircraft
are T-33's 95FITS, 325th TFTW out of Tyndall AFB, Florida in the early
paint scheme for this aircraft is overall Aircraft Gray FS 16473 with
some colourful tail markings of stars and stripes in red/White and Blue.
The instructions gives plenty of background on the Tyndall T-33's with regards
to their missions and how to detail and paint your T-33 to make it as accurate
aircraft is an A-7D with the 3rd TFS, 388th TFW out of Korat AFB, Thailand in
1975 at the time of the Mayaguez Rescue Mission and the evacuation of
The crisis began on May 12, 1975, when Khmer
Rouge naval forces operating former U.S. Navy "Swift Boats" seized the
American container ship SS MayagŁez in recognized international sea lanes
claimed as territorial waters by Cambodia and removed its crew for questioning.
Surveillance by P-3 Orion aircraft indicated that the ship was then moved to and
anchored at Koh Tang, an island approximately 50 miles off the southern coast of
Cambodia near that country's shared border with Vietnam.
Calling the seizure "piracy", President
Ford ordered a military response to retake the ship and its 40-man crew, thought
to be on Koh Tang. A very involved military response rescued the crew and
re-took the cargo ship after intense military action that included one CH-53
being shot down. This stories has all the earmarks of a Hollywood movie
and is well worth reading about......do a google search and you'll pull up
plenty of sites telling the story.
The next aircraft is a C-130H2 89-9106 with 757th AS, 910th AW out of
Youngstown ARB in 2000. This C-130 has the unique feature of being fitting
with Ariel sprayers for spraying chemicals to disperse oil slicks in cooperation
with the US Coast Guard as well as spraying herbicides. This particular
aircraft was used to spray herbicides in Louisiana and Texas after Hurricane
Katrina. The paint scheme is what caught my eye. This C-130 has has
a green/green/gray camo scheme that looks great and sure beats the all gray
schemes that are so common these days.
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The instructions are clear and
include 3 views of each aircraft. The decals are beautifully printed on 1
decal sheet. Stencils are not included, so you'll have to get those from
the kit decal sheet.
is another decals sheet that hit the mark for providing quality and
variety.......for modellers.......the history behind the aircraft is just as
important as the camo and markings and this sheet delivers on all accounts.
I would like to
providing me with this review sample.
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