Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-088
Decal Sheet Title The Drop of a Hat
Types Featured F-106A/B, F-111F, F-35A, U-6A

Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-088 "The Drop of a Hat" provides markings for 2 F-106s from the 94th FIS, 2 F-35As from the 61st FS at Luke AFB, 2 F-111Fs from the 492d TFS at RAF Lakenheath and a U-6A from the 444th FIS. The aircraft are:

  • F-106A-100-CO 58-0779 FE-779 from the 94th FIS based at Selfridge AFB during 1961. Overall ADC Grey FS36473. On the fin was a broad red/white-striped band containing a blue V with the 'hat in the ring' insignia inside; 
  • F-106B-55-CO 57-2539 FE-539, also from the 94th FIS at Selfridge AFB during 1961. This carried the same markings as 58-0779;
  • F-35A 12-5050 LF from the 61st FS, 56th FW at Luke AFB during September 2015. Overall Camouflage Grey FS36170 with markings in light grey;
  • F-35A 12-5056 LF from the 61st FS, 56th FW at Luke AFB during September 2015. Overall Camouflage Grey FS36170 with markings in light grey;
  • F-111F 70-2413 LN from the 492d TFS, 48th TFW at Taiif AFB during February 1991. Painted in the South East Asian scheme comprising FS34079, FS34102 and FS30219 with black undersides. All markings were in black and the aircraft carried a blue fin cap, and a blue stripe on the nose gear doors; 
  • F-111F 72-1445 LN from the 492d TFS, 48th TFW at Taiif AFB during February 1991 and marked identically to 70-2413;
  • U-6A 51-16542 LG-542 from the 444th FIS based at Charleston AFB during 1961.Overall Gloss ADC Grey FS16473 with white upper surfaces. The lower fin carried a green band containing a yellow lightning flash, and the engine cowling was black.

Instructions follow the usual format for Wolfpak - a side view of each airframe and black-and-white camouflage schemes. The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop.

Review and images by Chris St Clair

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