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F-16C

Afterburner Decals 1/48 F-16 56th Fighter Wing Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2010 Manufacturer Afterburner Decals
Subject F-16 56th Fighter Wing Scale 1/48
Set Number 48067 Pros Options for 23 aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) Out of Production    

First Look

Afterburner Decals has released another 'super set' of decals, this time focused on the schoolhouse Vipers of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, AZ. The 56th FW is part of Air Education and Training Command and provides essential training for pilots and maintainers for USAF active duty, air national guard, reserves, as well as allied operators from Singapore and Taiwan. If you pour through the roster below, all of the Vipers at Luke are Pratt-powered.

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This decal set comes on one large sheet plus a small sheet with two complete sets of maintenance stencils, and provides marking options for 23 aircraft:

  • F-16CM, Block 42, 89-2056, 56 FW CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16C, Block 25, 83-1128, 56 OG CC's aircraft, 2007
  • F-16C, Block 25, 83-1161, 61 FS/56 FW, 61 FS CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16C, Block 25, 83-1140, 61 FS/56 FW
  • F-16D, Block 25, 85-1506, 61 FS/56 FW
  • F-16C, Block 25, 84-1222, 62 FS/56 FW, 62 FS CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16C, Block 25, 84-1219, 62 FS/56 FW
  • F-16D, Block 25, 84-1328, 62 FS/56 FW
  • F-16CM, Block 42, 89-2004, 63 FS/56 FW, 63 FS CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16CG, Block 42, 90-0752, 63 FS/56 FW
  • F-16DG, Block 42, 90-0778, 63 FS/56 FW
  • F-16CM, Block 42, 87-0356, 308 FS/56 FW, 308 FS CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16CG, Block 42, 90-0766, 308 FS/56 FW
  • F-16DG, Block 42, 88-0165, 308 FS/56 FW
  • F-16C, Block 25, 83-1131, 309 FS/56 FW, 309 FS CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16C, Block 25, 83-1122, 309 FS/56 FW
  • F-16D, Block 25, 83-1182, 309 FS/56 FW
  • F-16CG, Block 42, 90-0768, 310 FS/56 FW, 310 FS CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16CG, Block 42, 90-0722, 310 FS/56 FW
  • F-16DG, Block 42, 87-0384, 310 FS/56 FW
  • F-16D, Block 52, 96-5035, 425 FS/56 FW, 425 FS CC's aircraft, 2009
  • F-16C, Block 52, 97-0121, 425 FS/56 FW, 425 FS CC's aircraft, 2007
  • F-16AM, Block 20, 93-0711, 21 FS/56 FW, 21 FS CC's aircraft, 2009

This decal set will greatly enhance the Tamiya and Kinetic kits with decals for at least two models. If you look at the nice printing from Cartograf, you don't have the nonsense of separate layers of decals that must be stacked one atop another as done by some other decal makers and all of the artwork is done as a single decal for your convenience. Nice work Afterburner Decals (as usual).

This is a nice set and will add some colorful sharkmouth options for your next Viper project.

My sincere thanks to Afterburner Decals for this review sample!

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