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AOA32025 1:32 AOA Decals - FAC & BS Bomber Oscar Deuces: USAF/VNAF O-2A O-2B Skymasters in the Vietnam War
AOA32025 1:32 AOA Decals - FAC & BS Bomber Oscar Deuces: USAF/VNAF O-2A O-2B Skymasters in the Vietnam War


 
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Scale: 1/32

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Product Code: AOA32025
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This 1/32 decal sheet includes marking options for O-2 Skymasters in the Vietnam War primarily operated by the United State Air Force (USAF) in the Forward Air Controller (FAC) role. The O-2B, the psychological warfare variant, also served in the war utilitizing its leaflet dispenser and loudspeaker - earning the nickname of bullsh*t bomber. The South Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) also operated a small number of O-2A Skymasters later in the war.

14 Marking Options Included:

VNAF - one O-2A option (110th Observation Squadron)

USAF - ten O-2A options (overall grey and overall black) and three O-2B options (camouflaged) [Please note: as of the date of this decal release, there is no O-2B kit or conversion available!]

Data/stencil sets provided for TWO aircraft (variations of certain markings also provided). Stencils are based on original 1970 Cessna/USAF drawings and contemporary photographs during the Vietnam War period and are applicable to the original small pilot's side window version depicted in the kit.

Bonus markings of the large white THE FAC wing marking are also provided to replace the kit's version - however, the three overall black options on this decal release did not have this marking. This wing marking was possibly used by 21st TASS, whose Skymasters otherwise were overall black with very minimal red markings. Unfortunately during the research for this sheet, no serial numbers were confirmed for one of these aircraft.

A note on Roden's kit decals: Although all three options are identified as from Vietnam, at least two are actually modern museum/warbird examples that carry relatively extravagent markings that do not accurately represent Vietnam War aircraft (although THE FAC wing marking was used in Vietnam as noted above, but the remainder of that warbird's markings do not portray a wartime scheme). The camouflaged option (67-21452), was actually an O-2B (which can't be built out of the box); however, it too has markings not representative of Vietnam - specifically the outlined style national insignia.