Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-074
Decal Sheet Title Running The Gauntlet
Types Featured RF-4C, F-4G, F-16CG, MH-53J/M

Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-074 "Running the Gauntlet" provides markings for a number of aircraft, including the RF-4C, F-4G, F-16C and MH-53J/M. The airframes featured are:

  • RF-4C-31-MC 66-0440 "GU" from the 15 TRS, 460th TRG at Taegu AB, Korea during January 1990. This aircraft was painted in the two tone Hill Grey II grey scheme, comprising FS36270 and FS36118. Markings were in Gunship Grey and it carried a red/white/black shark mouth and a yellow/black chequered fun cap.
  • F-4G 69-0244 "SP" from the 52nd TFW based at Spangdahlem AB during 1991. Two tone Hill Grey II scheme, comprising FS36270 and FS36118 with Gunship grey markings and a blue fin band.
  • F-16C-40F 89-2087 "HL" from the 421st FS based at Balad AFB during 2004. Two tone Hill Grey II scheme, comprising FS36270 and FS36118. Markings were in Gunship grey and the aircraft carried a black fin band containing a spider's web in grey and red.
  • MH-53J 66-14428 from the 551st SOS during 2008, painted overall FS36118 with all markings in black.
  • MH-53M 69-5790 from the 20th SOS in Iraq during 2008. Again, painted overal FS36118 with markings in black and a green hornet on the rear fuselage.

As always, instructions comprise a side view of each aircraft, small black-and-white camouflage scheme diagrams and full history and weapons load-outs for each aircraft.

Decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop in perfect register.

Review and images by Chris St Clair