DOGS OF WAR Part 2 US Army/USMC/VNAF O-1 Bird Dogs in the Vietnam War

Published: April 16th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1:32
Company: AOA Decals
Price: $18.00
Product / Stock #: 32020

AOA Decals specializes in Navy and Marine Corps subjects from the Vietnam era. They have branched out slightly with the first sheet for Roden's lovely O-1 Bird Dog by adding Army/ USAF planes. Part 2 continues and goes back to the USMC and adds markings in for additional Army and VNAF planes also. Let's take a dive into Part 2.

Part 2 of the 1/32nd Bird Dog coverage includes thirteen marking options for various O-1 A/G/E Bird Dogs from the Vietnam War:

  • Three US Army schemes
    • 199th Swamp Fox - two schemes with different markings
    • 219th Headhunters Reconnaissance Aviation/Airplane Companies (RAC)
  • Two US Marine Corps schemes
    • VMO-6- two similar schemes with nicely striped tails
  • Eight South Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) options
    • 110th and 112th Observation Squadrons

Inside the package, you'll find three view drawings for all 13 options. Each option has specifics for each plane including paint schemes, specific antennae configurations as well as detail about the markings. Color call outs are specific and in beautiful full color drawings. There is a separate full color sheet showing all needed stencils. Lastly, there is a large beautifully printed sheet from Cartograf covering all the options. The data/stencil set provides for one aircraft with variations of certain markings.

Another excellent set for a great kit. The best thing about this set is the colorful schemes and number of options available to really set off your Bird Dog. Highly Recommended!

My thanks to AOA Decals for the opportunity to review this wonderful set and to IPMS/USA for the chance to review it.

  • Product cover, showing the aircraft represented, and the locations of the decals
    Product cover, showing the aircraft represented, and the locations of the decals
  • Location of stenciling applicable to primarily US Army and US Air Force Bird Dogs
    Location of stenciling applicable to primarily US Army and US Air Force Bird Dogs
  • US Marine Corps schemes with nicely striped tails
    US Marine Corps schemes with nicely striped tails
  • US Army Swap Fox and Headhunters
    US Army Swap Fox and Headhunters
  • 110th and 112th Observation Squadrons
    110th and 112th Observation Squadrons
  • 110th and 112th Observation Squadrons
    110th and 112th Observation Squadrons
  • View of decal sheet for the schemes provided
    View of decal sheet for the schemes provided