Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-131
Decal Sheet Title "Flying Fiends"
Types Featured F-16C, F-4E, F-86F

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Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-131 "Flying Fiends" includes an F-16C from the 36th FS marked for the 100th anniversary of the unit, an F-4E from the 497th TFS, 51st FW and an F-86F from the 36th FBS.

The individual aircraft are as follows:

  • F-16C-40E 89-2043 from the 36th FS, 51st FW at Osan AB during July 2017. It wore the standard two-tone grey scheme comprising FS36270 and FS36118. The fin base, lower fin, stabiliser tips and lower vertical stabilisers carried black chequers. The upper fin carried two red flashes, outlined in black and carrying "FLYING FIENDS" superimposed in white, with small black "OS" tailcodes on the top of the fin;
  • F-4E-36-MC 67-0351 from the 497th TFS, 51st TGW at Tegu AB, South Korea during 1987. This carried the standard Hill Grey scheme comprising FS36118 and FS36270. Black "GU" tailcodes were carried and the aircraft had a medium blue fin cap and a full colour (red/white/black) sharkmouth on nthe nose with "Spirit Of Freedom" in black on the nose;
  • F-86F-30-NA 52-4408 from Queen Flight of the 36th FBS at Suwon AB during 1953. This was the Commander's aircraft and was overall natural metal with Korea yellow fin bands on the fuselage and wing. The tail carried three red stripes and the commander's name ("Lt J K James" was carried on the canopy framing. On the port fuselage was "MEMPHIS BLUES" in red, with "DAISY MAE" on the starboard side. Two thin red cheatlines were on the forward fuselage in front of the cockpit.

Instructions follow the standard format for Wolfpak - a full color side view of each aircraft, black and white camouflage scheme drawings and full unit and aircraft history, weapons loadout and color information.

The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop in good register.

Review and images by Chris St Clair