Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Caracal Models
Decal Sheet ID CD72064
Decal Sheet Title F-104 In Vietnam
Types Featured F-104C

 

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Caracal Models sheet CD72064 provides markings for ten USAF F-104Cs operated in Vietnam. The aircraft are:

  • 56-892 at Da Nang AB during 1965. It was overall natural metal with wing surfaces painted white (upper) and ADC grey FS3622 (lower). The fin carried a yellow lightning flash with a TAC badge superimposed; 
  • 56-919 at Da Nang AB during 1965, marked similarly to 56-892;
  • 57-925 "Smoke II" at Udorn RTAFB during 1966. It was painted in the South East Asian scheme, comprising dark greeen FS34079, medium green FS34102 and tan FS30219 upper surfaces, with light grey FS36622 lower surfaces. Markings were limited to black "USAF 70325" tail codes and it carried "Smoke II" in black outlined in yellow on the nose;
  • 57-923 "Hellooo Dolly" at Udorn during 1966, painted and marked similarly to 57-925. It carried "HELLOOO DOLLY" in white on both sides of the nose and also had a medium blue rudder with white stars, and black/yellow horizonal stripes below the rudder;
  • 56-891 "Nancy J / Snoopy Sniper" at Udorn during 1966, painted and marked similarly to 57-925. It carried "NANCY J" in white on the left nose and had full color artwork on the right side of the nose as well as "SNOOPY SNIPER" in white. It also carried horizonal black/yellow stripes below the rudder;
  • 56-910 "Pussycat" at Udorn RTAF during 1967. It was painted and marked similarly to 57-925. It carried horizontal black/yellow stripes below the rudder and white "USAF 0-60910" tailcodes. It also carried full color artwork on the right side of the nose with "PUSSYCAT" in white;
  • 57-927 "Debbie Sue" at Udorn in 1967, painted and marked similarly to 57-925. It carried black tailcodes and a small Texas flag below the rudder. On the right side of the nose was "Debbie Sue" in white;
  • 56-938 "Show Me" at Udorn in 1967, painted and marked similarly to 57-925. It carried horizonal black/yellow stripes below the rudder and white artwork on the right side of the nose;
  • 56-892 "Bevie J VI" at Udorn during 1967, painted and marked similarly to 57-925. It carried horizonal black/yellow stripes below the rudder. On the left side of the nose was "MY DARLIN' DOROTHY" in yellow, and on the right was "MISS BEVIE J VI" also in yellow;
  • 56-929 from the Puerto Rico ANG during 1975. It was painted and marked similarly to 57-925 but the radome was grey. On the upper fin was "PUERTO RICO" in white with "USAF 0-60929" also in white on the lower fin. It carried a Puerto Rico flag below the rudder  and the ANG crest on the mid fin.

Instructions are in full color and provide a side view of each aircraft with additional scrap views. Additional drawings provide stencil markings and the upper and lower camouflage scheme.

The decals are printed by Cartograf in perfect register.

Review and images by Chris St Clair