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U.S. Navy Phantoms of the Vietnam War Part 1

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 U.S. Navy Phantoms of the Vietnam War Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2021 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject U.S. Navy Phantoms of the Vietnam War Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48076 Pros 11 colorful schemes for the Tamiya kit
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $25.99

First Look

Here's the latest new release from Furball Aero-Design. This set provides a colorful selection of F-4Bs as they appeared while flying combat missions over Vietnam. This set is designed for the new Tamiya kit and provides sufficient markings and stencils for at least two models. Let's take a look:

U.S. Navy Phantoms of the Vietnam War Part 1U.S. Navy Phantoms of the Vietnam War Part 1

The examples presented here include:

  • F-4B, 152323, VF-14, AB/100, USS Roosevelt, 1966, CAG aircraft
  • F-4B, 152314, VF-32, AB/200, USS Roosevelt, 1966, CAG aircraft
  • F-4B, 150491, VF-41, AG/100, USS Independence, 1965, CAG aircraft
  • F-4B, 151492, VF-84, AG/206, USS Independence, 1965
  • F-4B, 151506, VF-41, AG/200, USS Independence, 1965, CAG aircraft
  • F-4B, 152239, VF-92, NG/205, USS Enterprise, 1967
  • F-4B, 152239, VF-92, NG/205, USS Enterprise, 1968
  • F-4B, 153065, VF-114, NH/201, USS Kitty Hawk, 1965, Skipper's aircrat
  • F-4B, 153006, VF-154, NE/401, USS Ranger, 1965
  • F-4B, 149430. VF-143, NK/314, USS Constellation, 1968
  • F-4B, 150480. VF-161, NL/200, USS Coral Sea, 1969, CAG aircraft

The decals are printed by Cartograf and and only they can print with this level of detail!

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