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Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Superscale Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-622
Decal Sheet Title Desert Storm F-16s
Types Featured F-16C

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Superscale sheet 72-622 provides markings for four different F-16Cs operated during Desert Storm. The aircraft are as follows:

All four aircraft were painted in the early three tone grey scheme, comprising FS36118 Gunship Grey, FS36270 Neutral Grey and FS36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey.

Instructions comprise a left side view showing markings for each aircraft, and small stencilling drawings are also provided.

The decals are printed with minimal clear coat and are extremely thin. Stencilling is provided for two different aircraft, together with art to be applied to 4 Mk.84 bombs.

Unfortunately, Superscale have made a major error - the F-16 carries 18" tailcodes but the codes on this sheet are all 24" and will need replacing. Additionally, the light grey fin edges to the fin band on the Florida aircraft are out of register.

The errors on this sheet are annoying, but it is still of use due to the subjects featured, although the modeller will need to replace the tail codes!

Review and images by Chris St Clair