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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.

[Decals released April 2015]

For Academy 1/72 OV-10A Bronco

22 Marking Options Included:

2 options (2 aircraft) for VMO-6 “Cherry Six”, one at Quang Tri, South Vietnam (1969), one at MCAS Futenma, Japan (1971)

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 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.

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