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Gray Phantoms

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 Gray Phantoms Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2014 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject Gray Phantoms Scale 1/48
Set Number 48032 Pros Options for six different aircraft
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Here is Furball Aero-Design's latest sheet covering the some of the first F-4C Phantom II aircraft deployed to Southeast Asia in the early days of the Vietnam war still wearing the early US Nav gull gray over white paint schemes and the generic TAC lightning bolts on the tails. One of these subjects scored the first USAF MiG kill of the war and one other also scored a MiG-17, but tragically at least four of these aircraft and two crews didn't survive to return to the US.

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The examples presented here include:

  • F-4C, 64-0693, 45 TFS/2 AD, Ubon RTAFB, 1965
  • F-4C, 64-0679, 45 TFS/2 AD, Ubon RTAFB, 1965
  • F-4C, 64-0676, 12 TFW, Cam Rahn Bay AB, 1966
  • F-4C, 63-7569, 12 TFW, Cam Rahn Bay AB, 1966
  • F-4C, 63-7664, 479 TFW/8 TFW, Ubon RTAFB, 1965
  • F-4C, 63-7656, 433 TFW/8 TFW, Ubon RTAFB, 1965

This set provides two sets of airframe markings to replicate two examples. The sheet is printed by Cartograf and the printing is very well done.

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!