Scale 1/72


Print Scale




A-10 Thunderbolt II

 Types Featured



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Print Scale decal sheet 72-465 provides markings for four A-10Cs. The aircraft featured are:

  • 81-0994 MI from the 107th FS "Red Devils", 127th Wg, Michigan ANG at Selfridge ANGB. This aircraft was marked to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Selfridge ANGB. The 107th Fighter Squadron painted the aircraft in a scheme similar to that of the North American F-6A Mustangs operated by the squadron during the D-Day landings. Its Mustangs were painted olive drab over neutral gray with invasion stripes and gray (or possibly yellow) yellow tailcodes. The "red devil" motif was adopted by the squadron in the 1950s. The aircraft therefore wore FS34087 Olive Drab over the standard FS36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey. The forward fuselage carried large "red devil" artwork and black and white invasion stripes were worn on the outer wings and engine nacelles with "100 years" on the nacelles in yellow. The tail markings were all yellow and the aircraft wore red fin caps with black chequers;
  • 80-0222 MI from the 107th FS "Red Devils", 127th Wg, Michigan ANG at Selfridge ANGB. This wore the standard scheme for the type, comprising Light Compass Grey FS36375 with Dark Compass Grey FS36320 upper surfaces. All markings were in black with "MI" tailcodes and a black trident with "Red Devils" on the engine nacelles;
  • 82-0661 IN from the 163rd FS "Blacksnakes", 122nd FW, Indiana ANG at Fort Wayne IAP. This wore the standard scheme. The fin carried black "IN" tailcodes and a blue band, outlined in yellow and containing "Fort Wayne" in yellow. It also wore "163 FS" in grey  and "Blacksnakes" in black on the engine nacelles. It wore a black snake head on the extreme nose with yellow eyes and a red forked tongue;
  • 80-0283 OS from the 25th FS "Flying Elvises", 51st FW at Osan AB, South Korea. This again wore the standard scheme with olive green fin caps. Black chequers were worn on the fin with a pony above and small "OS" black tailcodes.

The instructions provide a color left side view of each aircraft plus a color four-view showing the camouflage scheme and stencilling for the three aircraft in the standard scheme. NO additional information is provided for the 107th FS special scheme and the side view does not show that the aircraft wore invasion stripes on the wings; nor does it provide an FS reference for the olive drab.

The decals are in good register. However, the markings provided are not 100% correct as the "100 years" on the engine nacelles should not have black surrounds, and the crew block on the nose (provided in yellow) should have a black background.


Review by Chris St Clair