|Decal Sheet ID||72-147|
|Decal Sheet Title||Convair F-102 Delta Dagger Part 1|
Print Scale provides an interesting set of markings for the Convair F-102 on sheet 72-147. The aircraft featured are:-
- F-102A-75-CO 56-1335 from the 64 FIS, 405 FIW, Tan Son Nhut AB, 1968. This was painted in the South East Asia scheme, comprising FS34079, FS34102 and FS30219 upper surfaces with FS36622 lower surfaces. The only markings carried were white "PK" tail codes, black "AF61" and white "335" on the fin;
- F-102A-80-CO 56-1447 from the 57 FIS, Keflavik, Iceland, 1963. This was overall Air Defence Command Grey (FS16473) with FS12197 arctic markings on the fin wing fences and wing tips. The rudder was painted with black and white checks. The outer fuel tank sides contained a stylised black knight on an F-102 outline;
- F-102A-65-CO 56-1140 "FC-140" from the 509th FIS which took part in the "Operation Water Glass" deployment to Don Muang Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, 1963. This was overall ADC Grey with red wing fences and a red fin band, together with red/white checks on the rudder. It carried "FC-140" buzz numbers on the rear fuselage; and a large tiger on the nose;
- F-102A-65-CO 56-1219 "FC-219" from the 27th FIS, Griffiths AFB, New York, 1959. It carried a large yellow/black chequered fin band with a yellow triange superimposed, black "FC-219" buzz numbers on the rear fuselage and a yellow arrow on the nose door;
- F-102A-80-CO 56-1436 from the 509th FIS, Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 1968. This aircraft was painted identically to 56-1335 but also carried diagonal yellow/black stripes on the mid-fuselage and the Squadron Commander's name on the nose door.
For each aircraft, a single color side profile is provided, together with upper views for both schemes.
Two decal sheets are provided - one with the individual markings, and a separate smaller sheet with stencils. Unfortunately, Print Scale have made the same error as many decal manufacturers, and the "USAF" and "U.S. AIR FORCE" markings are provided in black, when they should be Insignia Blue. However the individual aircraft markings provide some very colorful options for the Hasegawa or Meng kits!
Review and images by Chris St Clair