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Steve Ritchie and Friends

Werner's Wings,1/48 scale


Catalogue Number and Price:

Werner's Wings Item No. 48-13 - Steve Ritchie and Friends


USD$16 plus shipping available online from Werner's Wings website


1/48 (also available in 1/72 scale)

Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals (one full sheet) for 12 subjects plus instructions and notes

Review Type:



High quality decals; full colour instructions; includes national markings.




A high quality decal release for any 1/48 scale F-4E or F-4D Phantom II kit, and also available in 1/72 scale. Highly Recommended.

Reviewed by Brett Green

Xtradecal's 1/48 P-51 Mustang Collection will be available online from Squadron.com



Werner's Wings has released a new set of decals for 1/48 scale F-4D and F-4E kits featuring the five aircraft used by Vietman Ace Steve Ritchie in his victories in all there variations and loadouts ,plus another six specific pilots and another couple of subjects for a total of 12 different aircraft. The decals are also available in 1/72 scale.


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The decal sheet includes comprehensive markings for each aircraft, national markings, the unique warnings for the Combat Tree markings and the white outlined ejection seat warning triangles. 

Markings are also included for the AN/ALQ-101(V)1 and AN/ALQ-71(V)2 SPECIAL ECM Pods, although general stencil markings are not (these are included with the Academy / Eduard kit and available from a number of other aftermarket decal sheets.



The comprehensive instructions are provided over two folded A4 sheets with full colour illustrations and scrap views of each aircraft plus background information.

The decals are printed by BOA. Colours look good and my sample is in perfect register.



The specific subjects are:

Opt 1 - Ritchie 1st kill, DeBellevue WSO

Opt 2 - Ritchie 2nd kill, Pettit WSO

Opt 3 & 4 - Ritchie 3 & 4 kills, DeBellevue WSO

Opt 5 -  Ritchie 5th kill, DeBellevue WSO - have 3 options for the kill markings on this jet

Opt 6 - 463 again, but six kills now- McCoy & Brown - WSO got a MiG-21 in this jet on 15 Oct 72

Opt 7 - Bricker F-4E

Opt 8 - Bricker F-4D in Europe

Opt 9 - Mig Killer, Still researching the crew for this one. 

Opt 10 - Baily and Feinstein got 2 MiGs in this A/C

Opt 11 - Chappie's jet

Opt 12 - Dan Cherry and Feinstein got a MiG kill in this one.

All the aircraft are finished in Vietnam War USAF SEAC camouflage.

This is a high quality decal sheet with a great selection of interesting subjects. It will be welcomed by Rhino and Vietnam War fans.

Highly Recommended.


Errata Note:

Floyd Werner has just notified us of two errors, which will be addressed on a free correction sheet:

Please note that there are two mistakes on the sheet.  One is the tail number of the second kill aircraft and the other is we have Don Cherry instead of Dan Cherry. 

I am printing a correction sheet and will send the corrections out to people who have already purchased the sheet free of charge.  

Thanks to Werner's Wings for the sample.

Review Text Copyright © 2017 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 26 July, 2017
Last updated 26 July, 2017

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