Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Print Scale
Decal Sheet ID 72-241
Decal Sheet Title North American F-100 Super Sabre
Types Featured F-100D, F-100F

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Print Scale sheet 72-241 "North American F-100 Super Sabre" provides markings for four different F-100D/Fs. The following aircraft are included:

  • F-100F-1-NA 56-3730 'Spirit of St. Louis II' from the 20th FBW at Wethwersfield AB, England during 1957. This was overall natural metal  with dark green lightning bolts on the fin and fuselage, red/white/blue stripes on the nose intake and the squadron badge on the fin. It also carried "Spirit of St. Louis II" in red on the nose;
  • F-100F-10-NA 56-3867 from the 458th FDS, 506th FDW at Ramstein AB, Germany during 1958-59. This was also natural metal and wore a broad yellow band on the fin with yellow/black stripes on the rudder. The nose wore another broad yellow band and three diagonal yellow bands were carried behind the cockpit;
  • F-100F-10-NA 56-3807 from the 48th TFW at RAF Lakenheath, England during 1963. Again, this was natural metal with blue/yellow/red chevrons on the nose and fin. The wingtips also wore blue/yellow/red bands and the squadron emblem was carried on the fin;
  • F-100D-75-NA 56-3184 "HE" from the 416th TFS, 37th TFW at Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam. This aircraft wore the South East Asia scheme, comprising dark green FS34079, medium green FS34102 and tan FS30219 upper surfaces with light grey FS36622 lower surfaces. It carried white "HE" tailcodes and serials with black "AF 0-63". No other markings were carried.

Instructions are in color and provide a left side view for each aircraft, with additional views where required. Only a left and upper view are provided for the camouflaged aircraft and this implies that stars'n'bars were carried on both upper wings which is incorrect.

The decals are thin but the white and yellow appear sufficiently opaque.

Review and images by Chris St Clair