Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-119
Decal Sheet Title Bolt Out Of The Blue
Types Featured T-33A, F-15A, F-111A, F-61B, F-16C

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Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-119 "Bolt Out Of The Blue" covers some very interesting aircraft - including T-33A and F-15As from the 5th FIS, a 57th FWW F-111A, all-black F-61B from the 68th FS and an F-16C in the new Camouflage Grey scheme from the 112th FS, Ohio ANG. The aircraft are:

  • T-33A-5-LO 570590 from the 5th FIS at Minot AFB in May 1984. It was overall gloss ADC grey (FS16473) with a large yellow/blue lightning flash (containing 5 blue stars) on the fin and a yellow fin band outlined in blue. The tip tanks carried a blue band outlined in yellow and containing"Spittin' Kittens' in yellow.
  • F-15A-15-MC 76-0015 from the 5th FIS at Minot AFB during 1984. It was painted in the two tone Compass Ghost Grey scheme comprising FS36375 and FS 36320. On the outer fins were two yellow lightning bolts, outlined in yellow and the fin also carried 5 blue stars and "5FIS" in black.
  • F-111A 66-0018 from the 57th FWW at Nellis AFB in July 1968. It wore the standard South East Asian scheme, comprising dark green FS34079, medium green FS34102 and tan FS30219 upper surfaces with light grey FS36622 lower surfaces. It carried white "WA" tailcodes and a yellow/black chequered fin band.
  • F-61B-20-NO 43-8255 from the 68th FS at Ashiya AB, Japan during 1949. It was overall gloss black with all markings in Insignia Red. It carried "FK-255" buzz numbers and a large full-color 68th FS emblem on the fin (note that this unit later flew the F-102A).
  • F-16C-42G 89-2112 from the 112th FS, Ohio ANG at Toledo MAP during 2017. It wore the new Have Glass V scheme comprising overall Camouflage Grey (FS36170) with markings predominantly in light grey. This aircraft was the Squadron Commander's aircraft and was brightly marked with a full color hornet on the fin, a green fin band and grey "OH" tailcodes together with "112FS" on the lower fin and "Stingers" on the fin base.

Instructions provide a color side view of each aircraft and black-and-white camouflage scheme drawings. Full unit and aircraft type history is provided, together with weapons loadout and color notes.

The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop.

This sheet contains some unique subjects and is highly recommended!

Review and images by Chris St Clair