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Scale 1/72
Manufacturer AOA Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-004
Decal Sheet Title "You're Cleared In Hot" - USAF OV-10A Bronco FACs in the Vietnam War
Types Featured OV-10A

AOA Decals are a relatively new company but have released sheets with great and relatively poorly-covered subjects of the Vietnam War era. Sheet 72-004 covers fifteen different USAF OV-10A Broncos in Vietnam War service. The airframes featured are:-

All aircraft were painted in the standard Forward Air Controller (FAC) scheme of overall FS36473 grey with white wing upper surfaces. Markings were mainly black.

For each option, left, right and scrap views are provided, together with a separate set of drawings showing stencil locations. Additional drawings are provided to show antenna configurations and details of some of the specific areas of the schemes. Color information is provided together with a set of standard Forward Air Controller (FAC) ordnance loadouts.

The decal sheet is printed by Cartograf and contains stencilling for two aircraft. It is in perfect register and crammed with detail.

This sheet from AOA Decals is obviously a labour of love for the manufacturer. Whilst the OV-10 was never particularly brightly marked, the sheet highlights the more interesting schemes and is thus highly recommended!

Review and images by Chris St Clair