Scale 1/48
Manufacturer Two Bobs
Decal Sheet ID 48-268
Decal Sheet Title T-38C Heritage Talons
Types Featured T-38C

 

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Two Bobs Decals sheet 48-268 provides markings for five different T-38Cs in anniversary schemes. The aircraft are:

  • T-38C 68-8121 from the 87th FTS, 47th FTW at Laughlin AFB during June 2018. This replicated the F-106s previously operated by the 87th and was painted overall ADC Grey (FS16473). It carried a stylised red bull on the tail and a red/white striped band on the forward fuselage;
  • T-38C 68-8191 from the 560th FTS,12th FTW at Randolph AFB during June 2018; This replicated the South East Asian Scheme (comprising FS14079, FS14102 and FS10219 upper surfaces with FS 16622 lower surfaces) which was carried during the 1970s before the 560th converted from F-4 Phantoms to the T-38. It carried  a blue tailstripe with white stars and white "RA 560 TFS" tail markings;
  • T-38C 70-1578 from the 88th FTS, 80th FTW at Sheppard AFB during October 2019. This replicated the early Aggressors which flew from Nellis AFB and was painted in a two tone blue scheme comprising FS15450, FS15164 and FS15109. It carried a grey tail band with "LUCKY DEVILS" in red, black "EN 88 FTS" tail markings and a NATO badge on the fin;
  • T-38C 67-14951 from the 87th FTS, 47th FTW at Laughlin AFB during August 2018. This aircraft was marked for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the unit as the 87th Aero Squadron on August 18, 1917. It carried the standard two tone grey scheme (FS16081 and FS16473) but had a blue fin (painted FS15450). On the fin was a band containing "100th ANNIVERSARY" surrounded by red stripes, a large unit logo on the mid fin and "*& FTS" in white on the lower fin. On the nose was red "Bully 01" artwork;
  • T-38C 65-10317 "The White Rocket" from the 12th FTW at Randolph AFB during March 2011. This aircraft was marked to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the T-38 at Randolph AFB on March 17, 1961 and was painted in the original scheme for the T-38 - overall Insignia White FS17875 with "The White Rocket" in black on the nose.

Instructions comprise color four views of each aircraft on two double-sided A3 sheets. Decals are printed by Cartograf in perfect register.

These are all interesting schemes, and it is a real pity that this sheet is not available in 1/72!

Review and images by Chris St Clair.