32-004 Black Ponies & More Broncos – USN/USMC OV-10A Broncos in the Vietnam War Era

32-005 Bronco Airframe Stencils – USN/USMC Green/Grey & Overall Grey OV-10A Broncos (details coming)

72-001 Intruders from the Beach – USMC A-6A Intruders in the Vietnam War

72-003 Black Ponies & More Broncos – USN/USMC OV-10A Broncos in the Vietnam War Era

32-004 – BLACK PONIES & MORE BRONCOS

USN/USMC OV-10A Broncos in the Vietnam War Era

This decal sheet predominately covers the unique and relatively short-lived Navy Light Attack Squadron 4 (VAL-4), Black Ponies, allowing the option to represent one of many possible VAL-4 Broncos throughout their entire Vietnam War service from 1969-72.  This sheet also includes two other squadrons during the Vietnam period: Navy Sea Control Squadron 41 (VS-41), Shamrocks, an S-2 Tracker squadron that was also responsible for the stateside training of VAL-4 crews and personnel throughout the war; and also covered is Marine Observation Squadron 6 (VMO-6), “Cherry Six” (Klondikers), who used the Bronco heavily in various combat roles in Vietnam from 1968-69.

21 Marking Options Included:

1 option for VMO-6 “Cherry Six” at Quang Tri, South Vietnam (1969)

2 options (1 aircraft) for VS-41 Shamrocks at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California USA (1969/1971)

18 options (11 aircraft) for VAL-4 Black Ponies at Vung Tau and Binh Thuy, South Vietnam (1969-72)

Decals also included for VAL-4 crew helmets and two styles of sharkmouth for fuel tank/gun pod.  Helmet decals also included for VS-41.

Instructions also include VAL-4 ordnance loadout charts.

Full stencils are provided for one OV-10; however, the stencils provided are complete airframe stencils.  The stencil sheet is also available to purchase separately (see 32-005).

72-001 – INTRUDERS FROM THE BEACH

USMC A-6A Intruders in the Vietnam War

This extensive and comprehensive decal sheet covers the three land based USMC A-6 Intruder squadrons during the Vietnam War (VMA(AW)-225, -242, and -533); allowing the option to represent one of many possible Intruders from any timeframe for each squadron.

64 Marking Options (45 Aircraft) Included:

7 options (5 aircraft) for VMA(AW)-225 Vikings while at Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam, from 1969-71

19 options (17 aircraft) for VMA(AW)-242 Batmen while at Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam, from 1966-70

19 options (13 aircraft) for VMA(AW)-533 Hawks while at Chu Lai Air Base, South Vietnam, from 1967-69;

19 options (10 aircraft) while at Royal Thai Air Base Nam Phong (aka “The Rose Garden”), Thailand, from 1972-73

Accurate stencils provided for up to two Intruders; this includes complete airframe stencils.

Decals also included for MER/TER numbers (various types), crew helmets, and fuel tanks.

Paul Tosney – Model Builder International – www.modelbuilderinternational.com 

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Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.

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