Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
AirDOC Decals and books
are available online from Meteor
ADM 72014 is the second the three sheets covering the Ling-Temco-Vought
A-7 Corsair II in U.S. Navy service.
sheet provides markings for seven different A-7Es of the U.S. Navy’s
Pacific Fleet, all finished in the lo-viz FS36320 Dark Compass Grey
over FS36375 Light Compass Grey camouflage finish that was applied
to the A-7 from the early ‘80s and worn until the machine’s
retirement in the early ‘90s. Details of the individual options as
159833, modex 301 the squadron’s Commanding Officer’s machine of
VA-22 ‘Fighting Redcocks’. The markings depict her as
she appeared aboard the USS Enterprise during the Strait of
Hormuz mining incident in 1988.
159281, modex 411 of VA-27 ‘Royal Maces’ embarked aboard
the USS Carl Vinson during 1988.
160544, modex 302, of VA-93 ‘Ravens’. The markings
depict the machine during VA-93’s final cruise aboard the USS
Midway during prior to their disestablishment 1986.
158021, modex 306 of VA-97 ‘Warhawks’ as she appeared at
Naval Air Station Fallon at Fallon, Nevada in the United States
– the aircraft carrier in the desert - in November 1985.
157615, modex 407 assigned to VA-147 ‘Argonauts’. The
markings depict her as she appeared circa 1983 whilst aboard the
USS Kitty Hawk.
158011, modex 307 of VA-192 ‘Golden Dragons’ embarked
aboard the USS Ranger in 1993.
157523, modex 402 of VA-195 ‘’Dambusters’ as she appeared
whilst shore based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan during
Support material is quite
comprehensive. It consists of two A-4 sized sheets printed on good
quality glossy paper that show full colour, clear and well drawn
side profiles of each option as well as a generic upper and lower
plan view. Also included is a list of suggested kits, references
(including their own - LTV A-7 Corsair II Part 1 - The SLUF (Short
Little Ugly Fellow) in US Navy Service –reviewed here on Hyperscale
and after market accessories available to enhance your scale A-7.
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The decals themselves have been printed by the well known European
company Cartograf. Everything on my sample sheet was in register
and the greys used look to be a faithful reproduction. Three sets
of reasonably comprehensive stencil data and, national insignia
markings in three different shades of grey are provided as well.
The support sheets/placement guide and decal sheet come packed in a
clear plastic zip-loc bag.
A well produced and value for money sheet from the guys at AirDOC as
far as I am concerned.
The sheet is also available in 1/48 scale as ADM 48014.
AirDOC for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rodger Kelly
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24 December, 2007
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