Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-115
Decal Sheet Title The Searchers
Types Featured OV-10A, F-15E, RF-4C, A-29, RB-50F, WB-50D

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Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-115 "The Searchers" focusses on USAF aircraft and includes an OV-10 from Patrick AFB, a 366th FW F-15E, a Kadena-based RF-4C, APCS RB-50F and a WB-50D from Yokota AB. The aircraft are:

  • OV-10A-5-NH 67-14605 from the 549th CTS, 507th Wg at Patrick AFB during 1980. It was painted in overall gloss ADC Grey (FS16473) with part of the upper wing painted gloss white. The outer rudders carried red chequers and the fin caps were also painted red;
  • F-15E-46-MC from the 389th FS, 366th FW at Mountain Home AFB in April 2017. It wore the standard Gunship Grey (FS36118) scheme with markings in black. A red fin band contained a yellow lightning bolt and it carried substantial misison markings below the cockpit as well as black "MO" tailcodes;
  • RF-4C-31-MC 66-0440 from the 15th TRS, 18th TFW at Kadena AB during 1982. It wore the standard wraparound South East Asian scheme comprising dark green FS34079, medium green FS34102 and tan FS30219. It wore a black and yellow-chequered fin cap with black "ZZ" tailcodes and carried a HIAC pod painted light grey FS36622;
  • RB-50F 47-146 from the 1370th PMW at Turner AFB during 1963. It was overall natural metal with the lower surfaces painted Corrogard. It wore "MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE" scripts on the rear fuselage behind the wings and a blue fin band, outlined in yellow and containing "APCS" in yellow, together with the MATS emblem on the rear fuselage;
  • WB-50D 48-108 from the 56th WRS at Yokota AB, Japan in 1964. It was overall natural metal with the upper fuselage painted gloss white outlined with a black cheatline. Markings were similar to 47-146 but it carried "WEATHER" in yellow on the fin band.

Instructions follow the usual format for Wolfpak - a color side-view of each aircraft, additional scrap views, black-and-white camouflage schemes and full history, weapons and color information for each aircraft. The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop.

Review and images by Chris St Clair