"YOU'RE CLEARED IN HOT!" USAF OV-10A Bronco FACs in the Vietnam War

Published: October 25th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: 
Rod Lees, IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/32
Company: AOA Decals
Price: $20.00
Product / Stock #: 32-006

AoA (Angle of Attack) decals: usually focusing on Marine Air, but in this case, on USAF OV-10A's...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 USAF Broncos from various units in country during the Vietnam war.

Also included with this release is the Stencil set 32007 for the High-visibility OV-10's flow by the USAF. Differences from others include the red turbine warning stripe on the nacelles, in addition to the prop warning stripe. That, and a lot of artwork on spinners including easter egg colors, white stars on a blue spinner, etc... From the AoA website:

This 1/32 decal sheet includes 16 marking options for OV-10A Broncos used by the USAF in the Forward Air Controller (FAC) role during the Vietnam War. Unfortunately not all schemes included are identified to their applicable assigned Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS). Although not illustrated, one aircraft (67-14623) can also be modeled as a PAVE NAIL aircraft since the markings were the same before/after modifcation.

Instructions also include ordnance loadout charts.

Full stencils are provided for one OV-10; however, the stencils provided are complete airframe stencils. The stencil sheet is also available to purchase separately (see 32-007).

All in all, a great effort... Like the others I have reviewed, 10 of 10 for subject. As I had just used the other OV-10 sheets with one USAF version, I was not able to use this one, but am planning on yet a third OV-10 with one of the different spinners...(anyone wanting to do 16 1/32 OV-10's, let me know...) I surmise the sheet will perform as well as the others. I fully expect we will see more from this company... like the 1980's European 1 USAF and overall 36118 Paint schemes, etc.

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