Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Wolfpak Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-120
Decal Sheet Title USAFE
Types Featured F-16A/C, F-4E, F-15C, A-10A, UH-1N, C-21A

 

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Wolfpak Decals sheet 72-120 "USAFE" is dedicated to USAF Europe subjects and includes a 401st TFW F-16A and F-4E, 36th FW F-15C, 32d TFS F-4E, 10th TFW and 81st TFW A-10As, 67th ARRS UH-1N, 527th AS F-16C and an 86th AW C-21A.

The airframes are:

  • F-16A-15J 82-0914 from the 614th TFS, 401st TFW at Torrejon AB, Spain in July 1986. It wore the original three tone grey scheme comprising FS36118, FS36270 and FS36375. The fin tip carried a blue/yellow/red fin band and it carried black "TJ" tailcodes outlined in white. On the nose was black "Armored Saint" nose art and it carried a falcon below the rear of the canopy on both sides.
  • F-4E-42-MC 69-0275 from the 613th TFS, 401st TFW at Torrejon AB, Spain during 1971. It was painted in the South East Asian scheme comprising dark green FS34079, medium green FS34102 and tan FS30219 upper surfaces with light Grey FS36622 lower surfaces. The fin cap was yellow with 10 black stars and it carried white "TL" tailcodes.
  • F-15C-26-MC 79-0078 from the 36th FW at Bitburg AB, Germany during the summer of 1992. It wore the later two tone grey "Mod Eagle" scheme comprising FS36176 and FS36251. On the upper outer fin was a red/yellow chevron with a grey eagle on the inner fin and it carried grey "BT" tailcodes.⦁ F-15C-37-MC 84-0015 from the 36th FW at Bitburg AB, Germany during the summer of 1992. It was marked identically to 79-0078.
  • F-4E-60-MC 74-1041 from the 32d TFS, 417th AF at Soesterburg AB, The Netherlands during 1974. It was painted in the South East Asian scheme with a red fin cap and white "CR" tailcodes.
  • A-10A 77-0245 from the 81st TFW at RAF Woodbridge in May 1981. It wore the Mask 10A "False Canopy" scheme with black "WR" tailcodes".⦁ UH-1N-BF from Det-9 of the 67th ARRS at Zaragoza AB, Spain during November 1986. It was painted in the European-One scheme comprising dark green FS34092, medium green FS34102 and gunship grey FS36118. All markings were in black and were limited to "USAF" on the upper fin and "67 ARRS" below the cockpit windows.
  • A-10A 81-0979 from the 10th TFW at RAF Alconbury in December 1989. It wore the A-10 European-One scheme comprising dark green FS34092, medium green FS34102 and dark grey FS36081. It carried white/grey/black/white bands on the fin with black "AR" tailcodes outlined in white and large artwork on the nose.
  • F-16C-30A 85-1479 from the 527th AS at RAF Woodbridge in November 1988. It wore the original three tone grey scheme comprising FS36118, FS36270 and FS36375. The fin carried a red band outline in yellow and it carried black "WR" tailcodes. Behind the fuselage was a red "01" bort number, outlined in yellow.
  • C-21A from the 76th AS, 86th AW at Ramstein AB, Germany in July 2015. It was overall gloss white with a medium blue fin band, outlined in yellow and containing "USAFE" in yellow. A large USAF flag was on the upper fin.

Instructions provide a side view of each type, small black-and-white camouflage schemes and full type and unit histories, weapons loadouts and color information. The decals are printed by Fantasy Printshop.

One omission on this sheet is that the markings for the Alconbury A-10 are incomplete. Having liaised with Mark Bilas at Wolfpak, it appears this is due to Fantasy Printshop missing the insert from the sheet. If your copy has this problem please contact Wolfpak Decals directly.

Review and images by Chris St Clair