AOA Decals

1/32 Vietnamese Spads Part 2 decal sheet

Product # 32-018 for Trumpeter kit

Product  Article by Steve Bamford on Jan 30 2017

 

      

VNAF AD-6/A-1H Skyraiders in the Vietnam War 

This extensive decal sheet from AOA Decals is Part 2 of the South Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) Skyraider coverage, this 1/32 decal sheet includes 11 marking options (depicting 10 aircraft).

This sheet includes schemes for 1st, 514th, 516th, and 518th Fighter Squadrons. The markings provided span from the early 1960s to 1970 and also include two Skyraiders that were retrofitted with the Yankee extraction system.

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Unlike vast majority of AOA releases, only the minimal stenciling/common markings are provided. However, several variations and specific markings are also included, as well as propellor markings.

NOTE: Although the Trumpeter kit was used as a basis for these decals, the large fuselage bands were designed to have excess length on the bottom to allow their usage on the Zoukei-Mura Skyraider kits with adjustment as required. 

The aircraft include:

  • AD-6 Skyraider 134585 VNAF 1st/514th FS 1963 in Gray paint scheme with nose art and a red fuselage band

  • AD-6 Skyraider 135325 VNAF 516th FS 1965 in Gray paint scheme with Tiger Head nose art and a red fuselage band

  • AD-6 Skyraider 139744 VNAF 516th FS 1966 in Green and Brown paint scheme with Tiger Head nose art and a blue fuselage band with white stars

  • AD-6 Skyraider 135392 VNAF 514th FS 1970 in Green and Brown paint scheme with a black and yellow checkered fuselage band

  • AD-6 Skyraider 135399 VNAF 518th FS 1966/1967 in Green and Brown paint scheme with a black and yellow checkered fuselage band

  • AD-6 Skyraider 134585 VNAF 514FS 1966 in Gray paint scheme with a black and yellow checkered fuselage band

  • AD-6 Skyraider 139796 VNAF 516th FS ~1965 in Gray paint scheme with Tiger Head nose art

  • AD-6 Skyraider 139664 VNAF 516th FS 1966-1967 in Green and Brown paint scheme with Tiger Head nose art and a blue fuselage band with white stars

  • AD-6 Skyraider 137558 VNAF 518th FS 1968 in Green and Brown paint scheme and a black and yellow checkered fuselage band

  • AD-6 Skyraider 134550 VNAF 518th FS 1968/69 in Green and Brown paint scheme and a black and yellow checkered fuselage band

  • AD-6 Skyraider 134605 VNAF 518th FS ~1966 in Green and Brown paint scheme and a black and yellow checkered fuselage band

The decals are printed by Cartograf.  It is good to see these decals for the South Vietnamese Skyraiders with such a wonderful and colourful selection of markings and camo schemes.

You can buy this decal sheet directly from AOA Decals.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford