This extensive 1/48 sheet covers six Marine fighter attack squadrons operating the F-4B and F-4J Phantom in the Vietnam War (with some additional coverage when stationed in Japan and Hawaii).
Full airframe data for one aircraft, including complete panel numbers/labels, is also included with this release. The same data sheet is also sold separately, see 48-013. Vast majority of the aircraft covered on this sheet had this type of airframe data that was typical of reworked airframes in mid/late 1960s into the early 1970s. Two primary exceptions are the early F-4J schemes of VMFA-232 [WT-12] and VMFA-334 which still carried the original factory new style of airframe data (not provided in this release).
15+ Marking Options Included:
VMFA-115 Silver Eagles - 6 F-4B options (3 aircraft) from Chu Lai (1968-69) and Da Nang Air Bases, South Vietnam (1970-71); MCAS Iwakuni, Japan (1971), & Royal Thai Air Base Nam Phong aka “The Rose Garden”, Thailand (1972-73). Squadron/aircraft identifier markings are also included for the external fuel tanks and pylons from the 1971 period. Features correct blue/white/red stripes and accurate eagle insignias and eagles are printed in metallic silver.
VMFA-212 Lancers - 1 F-4J option (1 aircraft) from Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam (1972) & MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (1972). Squadron identifier markings are also included for TERs/MERs.
VMFA-232 Red Devils - 2 F-4J options (2 aircraft) from Chu Lai Air Base, South Vietnam (1969); MCAS Iwakuni, Japan (1969-70); Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam (1972); & Royal Thai Air Base Nam Phong aka “The Rose Garden”, Thailand (1972-73). Both the early and late devil insignias are accurately reproduced.
VMFA-314 Black Knights - 2+ F-4B options (2 aircraft) from Chu Lai Air Base, South Vietnam (1968-69).
VMFA-323 Death Rattlers - 3+ F-4B options (3 aircraft) from Chu Lai Air Base, South Vietnam (1967-68). Also provided are decals for crew helmets. The two styles of the diamondback snake insignia are accurately reproduced.
VMFA-334 Falcons - 1 F-4J option from Da Nang (1968-69) and Chu Lai Air Bases, South Vietnam (1969); & MCAS Iwakuni, Japan (1969). Features properly shaped falcon insignia and also includes the falcon caricature intake artwork carried while in Japan.