Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Superscale
Decal Sheet ID 72-576
Decal Sheet Title USAFE F-16Cs
Types Featured F-16C

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Superscale sheet 72-576 provides markings for three different F-16Cs from the 86th TFW at Ramstein AB, Germany. The aircraft featured are:

  • F-16C-30 85-1412 from the 512th TFS, 86th TFW at Ramstein AB, Germany. This was the Squadron Commander's aircraft and carried a dark blue/red/yellow fin band with a black dragon on a white background. On the left fin base was "512TH TFS" in black outlined in white with "512TH AMU" on the right side. It also carried a black falcon (outlined in white) behind the cockpit) and the squadron badge was carried on the left intake;
  • F-16C-30 85-1426 from the 526th TFS, 86th TFW at Ramstein AB, Germany. This was the Squadon Commander's aircraft and carried a red/white/red banded fin containing the squadron emblem.  The squadron emblem was also carried on the left intake.
  • F-16C-30A 85-1464 from the 86th TFW at Ramstein AB. This was the Wing Commander's aircraft and carried a black lightning flash (outlined in gold) on the fin, together with "86 TFW" in black outlined in gold.

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

The decals provide early-style stencils for two aircraft.

Instructions provide a left side view of each aircraft. The markings are extremely thin so care will be required in application.

This is a very old sheet now (!) but many of the unit markings are not available from other sources (although on of the options from this sheet was re-released on Superscale SS72-873). However, the serial numbers appear to be undersized, so they will need to be obtained from an alternative source.

Review and images by Chris St Clair