OV-10A/B, "DA NANG WAR HORSES USAF/USMC OV-10A Broncos in the Vietnam War"

Published: October 2nd, 2015     
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Reviewed by: 
Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: AOA Decals
Price: $14.75
Product / Stock #: 32008

AoA (Angle of Attack) decals:  New on the block, and focusing on Marine Air ... We sincerely appreciate this new decal manufacturer sending IPMS/USA their latest releases for review! (...and the usual thanks also to IPMS USA Reviewer corps leadership for sending these my way.. )

This sheet is a comprehensive delivery focusing on one  Marine and one USAF Bronco with two different schemes operating out of Danang AB in South Vietnam.   I utilized the Marine decals... NOTE!  This sheet includes only the major airframe details for the two subject aircraft.  From their website:  "This small 1/32 decal sheet includes two Marine VMO-2 aircraft, one from 1969 and the other from 1970; and the USAF 20th TASS CO's "famous" shark-mouthed Lois Little, which can be depicted from different time periods in 1972 (although a third option is also possible). "

First off; what a great sheet!  Second:  the subject is really well researched. The sheet shows the later markings, where the entire wing was painted white on the top.  As indicated in the sheet, later VMO-2 aircraft eventually did have the entire upper wing in white; however early aircraft (and also early VMO-6) had only a section of the wing in white - NOT the entire wing. This sheet reflects a very specific time showing just how good the research was conducted.

The USAF markings have a shark mouth for the nose, with aircrew names for the canopy frames.  I did not use those...

The decals performed great.  Even on partially glossed surfaces.  No silvering, settled down, and maintained strength even when being handled.  The walkway decal in particular was a test, as it was several inches long, did not tear, and moved about over a water bath on top of the wing. 

The stenciling was readable under a magnifier, and in register. Cool...

All in all, a great effort... 10 of 10 for subject and performance, well done AoA decals!  I fully expect we will see more from this company...

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