Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-111
Decal Sheet Title Spirits In The Sky
Types Featured F-15E, F-20, F-4D, C-17A

 

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Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-111 "Spirits In The Sky" provides markings for two Mountain Home-based F-15Es (one wearing a sharkmouth!), F-20 #3 in Gunship Grey, an F-4D from the 13th TFS at Udorn AB and two C-17As:

  • F-15E-43-MC 87-0173 from the 391st FS during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. It wore the standard F-15E scheme comprising overall Gunship Grey FS36118 with markings predominantly in black. It carried "MO" tailcodes and an orange fin band containing black tiger stripes. On the nose was a red, white and black sharkmouth and the squadron insignia was carried on the left intake in full color;
  • F-15E-52-MC 91-0319 from the 391st FS at RAF Lakenheath during April 2017, following its return from Southwest Asia during Operation Inherent Resolve. It was painted and marked similarly to 87-0173 but carried a black squadron insignia on the left intake
  • F-20 #3 N44671 as currently displayed at the California Science Center, painted overall FS36118 Gunship Grey with black "N44671" N-numbers on the fuselage, white "F-20 Tigershark" on the nose, white "F-20" on the tail and a full color US flag on the upper fin;
  • F-4D-29-MC 65-0801 from the 13th TFS, 432d TRW at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand on May 31, 1972. This aircraft was flown by Captain Richard "Steve" Richie when he gained his first MiG "kill". It was painted in the South East Asian scheme comprising dark green FS34079, medium green FS34102 and tan FS30219 with light grey FS36622 undersurfaces. The fin cap was medium blue and it carried white "OC" tailcode and color artwork on both intakes;
  • C-17A 97-0044 from the 445th AW at Wright-Patterson AFB in September 2015. It was overall AMC Proud Grey (FS36173) with black markings. It carried a  white fin band outlined in red and black and containing "WRIGHT-PATT and a Wright Flyer insignia in black. On the nose above the crew entry door was "SPIRIT OF THE CITY OF FAIRBORN" in black;
  • C-17A 96-0005 from the 437th AW at Rheim-Main AB, Germany on May 20, 2005. It was overall AMC Proud Grey with markings in black and carried a yellow fin band, outlined in black and containing "CHARLESTON" in black. On the nose above the crew door was "THE SPIRIT OF SGT. JOHN L. LEVITOW" in black.

Instructions provide a side view of each aircraft and additional scrap views where required, together with small camouflage scheme drawings. Full history, weapons loadout and color information is also provided.

The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop.

Review and images by Chris St Clair