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New Decals - T-28 Trojans in the Vietnam War (In Stock)

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The next AOA sheet (32-015) will be for the 1/32 Kitty Hawk T-28 Trojan kit. As usual with AOA the focus is again on aircraft that were in combat (with one exception).

 

Sheet will have 18 schemes covering various nationalities. Although none are specifically marked with the US national insignia, some were directly unmarked US aircraft and many others were US operated/maintained under the disguise of other nationalities due to the "secret" war.

 

Laos (5 schemes) - T-28B/C/D

Thai (3 schemes) - T-28D

Cambodia (1 scheme) / Khmer (2 schemes) - T-28B/D

VNAF (5 schemes) - T-28B/C

US (2 schemes) - T-28D

 

A few of these schemes are very similar to one another with only some minor differences. Some of it is due to some having the Yankee extraction setup (future kit/conversion), as well as some D-5 aircraft, and also two C aircraft since the Kitty Hawk B/D kit suggests a C is planned (if not, then for conversions).

 

Two types of stencils will be provided - one as the original full letters and other as the sprayed/stencil letters.

 

Should also point out the Loa national insignia included is specifically based on the actual painted markings applied to the T-28, it is not based on the Wikipedia insignia image that has been used incorrectly on other decals previously released. Yes the wiki version sure looks nice with fancy detail, but it is not accurate to the real insignia carried on the RLAF marked T-28s!

 

More important point: unfortunately the 1st Air Commando "VNAF" shark-mouthed aircraft have some license taken on colors and a significant compromise was taken on the shark-mouths. About 30 photos were available of their aircraft, and for some reason all except one were in black and white - and that one that was in color, that specific aircraft didn't have the lightning bolt on the tail (figures). Various written accounts say the rudder was light blue, blue, and others say red. In b/w photos it appears very dark, lighter than the inside of the eyes which is known to be red from the color photo. Both red and blue bolts are provided but I've shown blue on the profiles (light blue seems highly unlikely). The inside of the sharkmouth is usually shown in illustrations as red; in the b/w photos, some aircraft, and in this case specifically aircraft 371 is one, the inside of the mouth is noticeably darker than the inside of the eye (red), while on 372 the inside of the mouth appears closer in color to the red eye color. This fact, plus the extent and number of curvatures required to fit a full decal with mouth color provided, is why I elected to only provide the teeth/"lips" as decals and leave it up to the modeler for the inner color. So the inside of the mouth will have to be painted first on the kit, which could be a real pain. Not ideal, but like I said, I did a compromise as I wanted to at least offer the chance for these aircraft.

 

Printed by Microscale.

Now in stock

Price $20

 

www.AOAdecals.com

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The two sheets:

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Did any of these ac have mission markings or kill markings?

No. I'm not aware of any T-28s having markings like that during that area? Some of these have animal and/or tail markings/insignias though so not all are generic grey.

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Will you have camo ac?

 

I asked because a cambodian T-28 shot down a O-1 bird dog during the war.

Yes two are camo, but not the Combodia/Khmer ones if that's what you mean.

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And the O-1 Bird dog decals in 1/32?

Way too early for that. Depends wholly on when the kit actually comes out and which variant(s) they do. Not going to do decals until the kit is physically here since some need to be sized anyway to make sure they fit the door, rudder, etc (the door size between the available 1/48 and 1/72 kits were much different!)

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