Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Superscale
Decal Sheet ID 72-613
Decal Sheet Title F-111A, FB-111A & F-111E Aardvarks
Types Featured F-111D, FB-111A, F-111E

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Superscale sheet 72-613 provides markings for 4 different F-111s from the 380th BW, 20th TFW and 27th TFW. The aircraft are as follows:

  • FB-111A 68-0250 'Silver Lady' of the 528th BS, 380th BW at Plattsburgh AFB. This wore the 3-color 'Strategic' scheme comprising dark green FS34086, Dark Grey FS36081 and Dark Grey FS36118 with markings predominantly in dark grey. "Silver Lady" art was carried on the starboard fuselage behind the cockpit together with a red fin band;
  • FB-111A 68-0292 'Liberty Belle' of the 528th BS, 380th BW at Plattsburgh AFB. This was painted and marked identically to 80250, with "LIBERTY BELLE" artwork behind the cockpit on the starboard side, together with a red fin band;
  • F-111E 68-0078 'Whispering Death' from the 77th TFS, 20th TFW at RAF Upper Heyford and wore the standard 'Tactical' F-111 scheme comprising Dark Green FS34079, Medium Green FS34102 and Tan FS30219 upper surfaces with Black undersurfaces.   All markings were in black. This aircraft carried "WHISPERING DEATH" full color nose art with black "UH" tail codes and the fin cap was red;
  • F-111D 68-0127 'City of Clovis' from the 27th TFW, painted identically to 68-x078 with black "CC" tailcodes and artwork on both sides of the nose. It also carried "City of Clovis" on the nose undercarriage doors. The fin cap was predominantly red with blue and yellow areas. Note that this aircraft is incorrectly identified as an F-111A on the instructions!

Instructions comprise a left side view showing markings for each aircraft, with a right side scrap view of the cockpit area. Small camouflage scheme drawings are also provided.

The decals are printed with minimal clear coat and are extremely thin.

This sheet has been out of production for many years, but provides some interesting markings.

Review and images by Chris St Clair