- 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
Air Anti-Submarine 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;
and also another option for VMO-6 as their aircraft appeared when
stationed in Japan.
and also another option for VMO-6 as their aircraft appeared when stationed in Japan.
[Decals released April 2015]
For Academy 1/72 OV-10A Bronco
22 Marking Options Included:
options (2 aircraft) for VMO-6 “Cherry Six”, one at Quang
Tri, South Vietnam (1969), one at MCAS Futenma, Japan (1971)
options (1 aircraft) for VS-41 Shamrocks at Naval Air Station
(NAS) North Island, California USA (1969/1971)
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 airframe stencils are
provided for two Broncos.
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|Instructions Correction: VS-41 is incorrectly defined using the more recent terminology (Sea Control). However, at the time of the featured Broncos, VS was Air Anti-Submarine Squadron.|