Cybermodeler Online

Celebrating 21 years of hobby news and reviews

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

  • modelrectifier.com
  • culttvmanshop.com
  • hobbyzone.biz
  • horizon-models.com
  • luckymodel.com
  • hobbyzone.biz
  • stores.ebay.com/tacairhobbies

Notice: The appearance of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, or NASA imagery or art does not constitute an endorsement nor is Cybermodeler Online affiliated with these organizations.

FOLLOW US:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • YouTube
  • RSS

USMC F-4B/J Phantoms in the Vietnam War

AOA Decals 1/48 USMC F-4B/J Phantoms in the Vietnam War Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2020 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject USMC F-4B/J Phantoms in the Vietnam War Scale 1/48
Set Number 48014 Pros 15+ distinctive subject options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $22.00

First Look

AOA Decals has returned with another interesting set of subjects for the Academy 1/48 F-4J Phantom II kits. This set provides a great selection of F-4B and F-4J Phantom II airframes that deployed to the air war over Vietnam. As you can see in the images below, this Phantom super set is provided on four sheets of decals with the first two sheets covering all of the distinctive squadron markings, the third sheet providing an extensive set of airframe stencils, and the final sheet providing national markings. While this set provides markings sufficient for one model, you can purchase additional stencil sets to render other subjects covered in this release.

USMC F-4B/J Phantoms in the Vietnam WarUSMC F-4B/J Phantoms in the Vietnam WarUSMC F-4B/J Phantoms in the Vietnam War

The subjects included in this set:

  • F-4B, 152990, VMFA-115, VE/5, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1968-69
  • F-4B, 152992, VMFA-115, VE/00, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1970-71 (option 1)
  • F-4B, 152992, VMFA-115, VE/00, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1971, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 1971 (option 2)
  • F-4B, 250484, VMFA-115, VE/10, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1970-71 (option 1)
  • F-4B, 250484, VMFA-115, VE/10, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1971, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 1971 (option 2)
  • F-4B, 152990, VMFA-115, VE/2, Nam Phong RTAFB, Thailand, 1972-73
  • F-4B, 152258, VMFA-323, WS/11, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1967 (option 1)
  • F-4B, 152258, VMFA-323, WS/11, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1967 (option 2)
  • F-4B, 150476, VMFA-323, WS/12, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1967
  • F-4B, 151422, VMFA-323, WS/9, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1968
  • F-4J, 155795, VMFA-232, WT/12, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1969, MCAS Iwakuni AB, Japan, 1969-70
  • F-4J, 153833, VMFA-232, WT/13, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 1972, Nam Phong RTAFB, Thailand, 1972-73
  • F-4B, 151405, VMFA-314, VW/17, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1968
  • F-4B, 153006, VMFA-314, VW/3, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1968
  • F-4B, 153006, VMFA-314, VW/3, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1969 (option 1)
  • F-4B, 153006, VMFA-314, VW/3, Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1969 (option 2)
  • F-4J, 155565, VMFA-334, WU/5, Da Nang AB and Chu Lai AB, South Vietnam, 1968-69, MCAS Kaneohe Bay, 1972

The color profiles provide detailed information on each aircraft to help you render an accurate model of the subject. There are multi-view diagrams to illustrate some of the detail differences as well as placement information for these nice decals.

For more information about this set and the other releases from AOA Decals, visit their website at www.aoadecals.com.

My sincere thanks to AOA Decals for this review sample!