Published on
April 2, 2022
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$22.50
Product / Stock #
48-014
Base Kit
Academy
Company: AOA Decals - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: AOA Decals - Website: Visit Site

The United States Marine Corps were a major operator of the F-4 Phantom during the Vietnam war flying both the B and J versions.

AoA’s very comprehensive set covers six Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons with more than 15 possible schemes. There is also a full set of stencils included for one aircraft.

The squadrons are:

  • VMFA-115 Silver Eagles which include some neat looking metallic eagles
  • VMFA-212 Lancers
  • VMFA-232 Red Devils with their distinctive squadron markings
  • VMFA-314 Black Knights
  • VMFA-323 Death Rattlers which also includes helmet decals
  • VMFA-334 Falcons

There are left side profiles and top views for all aircraft and multiple pages for the stencils which cover all sides of the aircraft. There is also a small sheet that covers details for each airframe including paint specifics and instructions if certain decals need to be applied before others.

The decals look great with solid colors and are perfectly printed by Cartograf & Micro Scale.

They are designed to fit the Academy kits but can probably be used on others in this scale.

The only real problem I can see is trying to decide which scheme you want to make. You will probably have to pick up several kits.

Thanks to AoA Decals and IPMS/USA for the review sheet.

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