Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-044
Decal Sheet Title Thunder and LITENING
Types Featured F/A-18+, FG-1D, A-10A, T-28D, F-15E, B-52G

This sheet from Wolfpak continues the trend of interesting subjects and covers the following airframes:-

  • F/A-18A-18-MC 162866, VFA-204, NAS New Orleans, 2011. This is one of the airframes celebrating the Centennial of Naval Air, and is painted overall blue FS15042 with an orange FS12197 band;
  • FG-1D 92088, VF-822, NAS New Orleans, 1950. Painted overall blue FS15042 (ANA623) with an orange FS12197 (ANA508) band;
  • A-10A 78-0613, 188th FS, 103rd FW, Connecticut ANG, 2005. This airframe is painted in the standard A-10A scheme of overall Light Ghost Grey FS36375 with Dark Ghost Grey FS36320 upper surfaces. It has black "CT" tailcodes and a yellow fin stripe and black lightning flash, with "The Flying Yankees" in script on the engine sides;
  • T-28D-5 49-1561 "Zorro" , 606th SOS, 56th SOW, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, 1967. This was one of the aircraft used for COIN missions, and was painted in an unusual scheme of dark green FS34079 and medium green FS34102 (both standard SEA scheme colours) with black, and black undersides. It carried "TO" tailcodes;
  • F-15E-50-MC 90-0245, 12th AF Flagship, 391st FS, 366th FW, Mountain Home AFB, 2007
  • F-15E-44-MC 87-0202, 389th FS, 366th FW, Mountain Home AFB, 2010
  • B-52G-90-BW 57-6520, 34th BS, 366th Wg, Castle AFB, 1995>

As is usual for Wolfpak, the instructions are a mixture of color and black and white. Side views (left hand only) are provided for each airframe, and color details are provided (with camouflage scheme 3 views where appropriate).

Wolfpak put a lot of effort into the supporting documentation and this is again evidenced through pages of information for each type, with details of usage, weapons loadouts and painting details.

The sheet is printed by Fantasy Printshop and is in register.

As usual, a highly recommended sheet!

Review and photographs by Chris St Clair