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F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 1 Decals

Starfighter Decals 1/72 F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 1 Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2014 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 1 Decals Scale 1/72
Set Number 72-143 Pros Six distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $8.00

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released this nice variety of carrier-based F4U Corsairs for your favorite 1/72 scale kit.

F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 1 Decals F4U Bent Wing Birds Part 1 Decals

This decal set provides markings for the following subjects:

  • F4U-1D, 57897, VBF-85, 9, USS Shangri-La, 1945
  • FG-1D, 82797, VF-83, 185, USS Essex, 1945
  • F4U-1D, 82325, VMF-112, 3, USS Bennington, 1945
  • F4U-1D, unknown, VF-5, 4, USS Franklin, 1945
  • F4U-1D, unknown, VBF-6, 28, USS Hancock, 1945
  • F4U-1D, unknown, VMF-216, 114, USS Wasp, 1945

This provides sufficient markings to do at least one aircraft if you reuse the national markings, etc., from the kit(s). You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!