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LTV A-7E Corsair II

Pacific Fleet Squadrons
Low-Viz Tactical Schemes

1/72, 1/48 & 1/32 scales





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Catalogue Number: ADM 72014 - LTV A-7E Corsair II
Pacific Fleet Squadrons Low-Viz Tactical Schemes
Scale: 1/72 (also available in 1/48 and 1/32)
Price: ADM 72013 € 14.95 / € 12.57
ADM 48013 € 17.95 / € 15.09

ADM 32008 € 20.45 plus postage available online from AirDOC
Contents and Media: Three decal sheets; full colour instructions on three folded A4 sheets
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Excellent quality overall ; perfect registration; thin decal film.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

AirDOC Decals and books are available online from Meteor Productions




ADM 72014 is the second the three sheets covering the Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II in U.S. Navy service.   

This 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 follows: 

  • Bureau number 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.

  • Bureau number 159281, modex 411 of VA-27 ‘Royal Maces’ embarked aboard the USS Carl Vinson during 1988.

  • Bureau number 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.

  • Bureau number 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.

  • Bureau number 157615, modex 407 assigned to VA-147 ‘Argonauts’.  The markings depict her as she appeared circa 1983 whilst aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.

  • Bureau number 158011, modex 307 of VA-192 ‘Golden Dragons’ embarked aboard the USS Ranger in 1993.

  • Bureau number 157523, modex 402 of VA-195 ‘’Dambusters’ as she appeared whilst shore based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan during 1983.

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 at http://www.hyperscale.com/reviews/books/airdocpostwar12reviewrk_1.htm 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. 


Thanks to AirDOC for the review sample

Review Copyright © 2007 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 28 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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