Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-099
Decal Sheet Title The Grim Reaper Cometh
Types Featured F-100D, F-4E, AT-38D, F-4D, B-26C

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Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-099 "The Grim Reaper Cometh" primarily focuses on fighter subjects (F-100D, F-4D & F-4E) but also includes an AT-38B and a B-26C. The airframes are:

  • F-100D-45-NA 55-2823 from the 493rd TFS, 48th TFW at RAF Lakenheath during 1970. It carried the South East Asian scheme (FS34079, FS34102, FS30219 and FS366220 with a yellow fin cap and white "LS" tailcodes plus the 493rd TFS badge on the fin;
  • F-100D-75-NA 56-3176 from the 492d TFS, 48th TFW at RAF Lakenheath during 1970. It also carried the South East Asian scheme with a blue fin cap and white "LR" tailcodes plus the 492d TFS badge on the fin;
  • F-4E-41-MC 68-0516 from the 496th TFS at Hahn AB during 1970. It was painted in the South East Asian scheme with a light grey "HS" tailcode, white tail markings and a yellow lightning flash on the fin tip;
  • AT-38B 61-0876 from the 435th TFTS at Holloman AFB in March 1984. It wore a three tone agressor scheme comprising dark blue FS15109, light blue 15450 and blue-grey FS15164. Markings comprised a blue fin band and black "HM" tailcodes with the squadron badge on the left intake trunk;
  • F-4D-32-MC 66-8734 from the 7th TFS at Holloman AFB during 1970. It carried the standard South East Asian scheme with white "HB" tailcodes and the squadron badge on the left intake;
  • F-4D-26-MC 64-0976 from the 8th TFS at Holloman AFB during 1970, also painted in the South East Asian scheme with a yellow fin capo containing blue/red stripes, white "HC" tailcodes and the squadron badge on the left intake; 
  • B-26C 44-35896 from the 149th BS(L), Virginia ANG at Richmond Airport during 1955. It was overall gloss black with the rudder and ailerons in aluminum lacquer. The fin tip, wingtip and engine nacelle lips painted Insignia Yellow. Markings were predominantly Insignia Red.

Instructions follow the usual Wolfpak format - side views of each type and small black-and-white camouflage scheme drawings, with full history, colour and weapons loadout details for each aircraft.

The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop.

Review and images by Chris St Clair

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