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Black Ponies, Shamrocks, and Jarheads Broncos

AOA Decals 1/48 Black Ponies, Shamrocks, and Jarheads Broncos Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2022 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject Black Ponies, Shamrocks, and Jarheads Broncos Scale 1/48
Set Number 48019 Pros Extensive subject selection and airframe stencil set for the USN/USMC OV-10A
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $20.00

First Look

AOA Decals has retured with this really nice superset of markings covering 22 OV-10A Broncos in US Navy and Marine Corps service during the Vietnam War.

Black Ponies, Shamrocks, and Jarheads BroncosBlack Ponies, Shamrocks, and Jarheads Broncos

The aircraft included in this set include:

  • OV-10A, 155470, VS-41, RA/8, NAS North Island, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155470, VS-41, RA/8, NAS North Island, 1971
  • OV-10A, 155473, VS-41, RA/9, NAS North Island, 1971
  • OV-10A, 155495, VAL-4, UM/1, Vung Tau AB/Bihn Thuy AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155495, VAL-4, UM/101, Vung Tau AB/Bihn Thuy AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155475, VAL-4, UM/101, Bihn Thuy AB, 1971/72, 'The Baron's Mistress J'
  • OV-10A, 155496, VAL-4, UM/103, Vung Tau AB/Bihn Thuy AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155463, VAL-4, UM/4, Vung Tau AB/Bihn Thuy AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155463, VAL-4, UM/104, Bihn Thuy AB, 1971, 'Pegasus'
  • OV-10A, 155417, VAL-4, UM/105, Bihn Thuy AB, 1971-72, 'Gaboon Viper'
  • OV-10A, 155471, VAL-4, UM/106, Bihn Thuy AB, 1971, 'The Ugly Duckling'
  • OV-10A, 155471, VAL-4, UM/106, Bihn Thuy AB, 1971/72, 'The Ugly Duckling'
  • OV-10A, 155458, VAL-4, UM/110, Bihn Thuy AB, 1972, 'Charlies Nemesis'
  • OV-10A, 155405, VAL-4, UM/111, Bihn Thuy AB, 1971/72, 'White Lightning'
  • OV-10A, 155494, VAL-4, UM/114, Vung Tau AB/Bihn Thuy AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155494, VAL-4, UM/114, Vung Tau AB/Bihn Thuy AB, 1970-71
  • OV-10A, 155494, VAL-4, UM/114, Bihn Thuy AB, 1971-72, 'Angel of Death'
  • OV-10A, 155503, VAL-4, UM/15, Vung Tau AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155427, VMO-2, -/33, Marble Mountain AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155453, VMO-2, -/15, Da Nang AB, 1970
  • OV-10A, 155456, VMO-6, -/57, Quang Tri AB, 1969
  • OV-10A, 155405, VMO-6, WB/5, MCAS Futenma, 1971

The subjects include overall gray and green over gray aircraft plus overall black examples. This set provides the overwing walkways, two styles of engine exhaust shields, three types of propeller warning stripes, two types of exhaust warnings, three types of the Danger ejection seat triangles, and more.

This set will provide some colorful alternatives for the ICM OV-10A kit. 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!