Fireball Modelworks

1/72 AH-1F Sky Soldiers Precision Demonstration Team decal sheet

Product # FMD-19-72

Product  Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 9 2017

 

      

This decal sheet from Fireball Modelworks includes markings for five AH-1F Sky Soldiers Precision Demonstration Team.  

Sky Soldiers Precision Demonstration Team.  The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) is a national, one-of-a-kind non-profit all-volunteer organization composed of Veterans, their families, and civilian supporters.  The AAHF is acting to connect the American soldier to the American public as an active, accepted, and admired member of the American family by presenting the story of Army Aviation and the American soldier.  The AAHF is providing America an opportunity to hear its Veterans share their stories and see its military legacy in flight and in action.

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation flew these uniquely-marked ex-US Army AH-1F Cobras on the airshow circuit in 2006 and 2007. Serial numbers are provided to build any of the five helicopters. The 1/72 set is designed to fit the Hasegawa kit and features two complete sets of markings to make two models. 

Special Thanks to Rich Herron, Brock Golson, and the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation for their assistance in producing these decals.

 

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The 3 aircraft include one CAG jet in hi-viz markings and 2 line jets in lo-viz markings. 

  • F/A-18F VFA-103 Jolly Rogers CAG jet Victory 200 BuNo166620 in May 2007.  Markings are the hi-viz black markings with yellow highlights.

  • F/A-18F VFA-103 Jolly Rogers Line jet Victory 201 BuNo166621 in May 2007.  Markings are the lo-viz dark gray markings. 

  • F/A-18F VFA-103 Jolly Rogers Line jet Victory 202 BuNo166622 in May 2007.  Markings are the lo-viz dark gray markings. 

The instructions are clear and include multiply views of each aircraft.  The decals are beautifully printed on 1 decal sheet with 5 insert decal sheets and includes landing gear, ejection seat and helmet decals.  Plus 2 sets of formation lights and a set of data markings. The quality of the decals is first rate. 

1/48 Version is pictured

A very complete decal sheet with plenty of extras to help you make your F-18F stand out.

You can buy this decal sheet directly from Fireball Modelworks.

Steve Bamford

      

Photos and text by Steve Bamford