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Gunfighter Phantoms Part I (48-029) covers 11 1/48 F-4C/Ds of the 35th and 366th Tactical Fighter Wings while based at Da Nang Air Base between 1967-1971. Sized for the Academy kit; enough stencils and data are included to build two complete models. Additionally, 2 sets of markings for the SUU-23/A gun pod are included. Here’s a rundown of the Phantoms that are covered:
F-4D 66-8775 “CO” 366th TFW, 480 TFS. Features “The Saint” nose art and Wing Commander’s fuselage bands.
F-4D 66-8820 “AW” 366th TFW, 389th TFS. Features “Gunfighter I” nose art and Wing Commander’s Fuselage bands.
F-4D 66-7696 “BB” 366th TFW, 390th TFS. Features “The Blue Max” nose art along with Squadron Commander’s fuselage bands.
F-4D 66-7707 “AL” 366th TFW, 389th TFS. Features “The Red Baron” nose art along with Squadron Commander’s fuselage bands.
F-4C 64-0806 “CO” 366th TFW, 480th TFS. Features a large shamrock on the tail.
F-4C 64-0748 366th TFW, 389th TFS. Features a candy-striped rudder.
F-4C 64-0820 “AT” 366th TFW, 389th TFS. Carries 3 MIG kill stars on the nose.
F-4C 64-0825 “AB” 366th TFW, 389th TFS. Features 389th Commander’s fuselage stripes.
F-4C 63-7489 35th TFW, 480th TFS. MIG killer/Features a large red MIG-21 silhouette on the nose.
F-4C 63-7704 “CS” 366th TFW, 480th TFS. MIG Killer.
F-4D 66-0242 “LF” 366th TFW, 390th TFS. Features Boar’s Head Squadron marks on both intakes.
Gunfighter Phantoms Part II (48-030) also cover 11 1/48 F-4 C/Ds of the 35th and 366th Tactical Fighter Wings while based at Da Nang Airbase between 1967-1968. Sized for the Academy kit; enough stencils and data are included to build two complete models. Additionally, 2 sets of markings for the SUU-23/A gun pod are included. Here’s a rundown of the Phantoms that are covered:
F-4C 63-7500 “BB” 366th TFW, 390th TFS, 1967. Features “The Blue Max” nose art and blue fuselage bands designating it as 390th CO Colonel “Boots” Blesse’s aircraft.
F-4D 66-7646 “AH” 366th TFW, 389th TFS, 1968. Features “The Toot” nose art and a red fuselage band designating it as the 389th Commander’s aircraft.
F-4D 66-8773 “CM” 366th TFW, 480th TFS, 1968. Features “The Silencer” nose art.
F-4D 66-8805 “BT” 366th TFW, 390th TFS, 1968. Features “William Lee” nose art.
F-4D 66-7809 “CR” 366th TFW, 480th TFS, 1968. Features “Louise” nose art.
F-4C 64-0803 “BQ” 366th TFW, 390th TFS, 1967. Features roadrunner nose art as well as MIG Kill stars representing 366th TFW MIG kills.
F-4C 63-7668 “BK” 366th TFW, 390th TFS, 1968. Features “Ms. Georgie Girl” nose art as well “Nite Owl” art on both intakes. MIG Kill star on the splitter plates.
F-4C 64-0776 “AK” 366th TFW, 389th TFS, 1967. Triple MIG Killer/ Features 3 MIG Kill Stars on the nose.
F-4C 64-0797 “AH” 366th TFW, 389th TFS, 1967. MIG Killer
F-4C 64-0660 “CE” 366th TFW, 480th TFS, 1967. Triple MIG Killer.
F-4C 64-0752 35th TFW, 480th TFS, 1967. MIG killer with large MIG-21 silhouette on the splitter plates.
Our next subject is a reprint of our very successful, USMC Rhinos sheet (48-012). This sheet covers 18 F-4B/J Phantoms of the Vietnam era in 1/48 scale. Enough stencils and data are include to make 2 complete models. This sheet is likely to go fast, so grab it while you can. Here’s a rundown of the jets covered:
F-4B 151498 “VE-14” VMFA-115, Da Nang AB, 1970. Squadron badge on the tail &“Button Man” on the fuselage.
F-4B 150484 “VE-10” VMFA-115, MCAS Iwakuni, 1971. Large Eagle on the tail & “Chevas Regal” on the fuselage.
F-4B 151446 “VE-11” VMFA-115, MCAS Iwakuni, 1971. Large Eagle on the tail & “Night Train” on the fuselage.
F-4B 149457 “DC-18” VMFA-122, Chu Lai AB, 1970. Large sword on the fuselage with squadron badge on the tail.
F-4B 151465 “DC-1” VMFA-122, MCAS Kanehoe Bay, 1972. Squadron CO jet.
F-4B 153037 “VW-00” VMFA-314, Chu Lai AB, 1968. MAG-13 CO Jet.
F-4J 155822 “WT-1” VMFA-232, Nam Phong RTAB, 1972. Snoopy art on splitter plate/ squadron CO jet.
F-4J 153796 “WT-1” VMFA-232, Nam Phong RTAB, 1972. Devil Head on splitter plate/ squadron CO jet.
F-4J 153791 “WT-1” VMFA-232, MCAS Iwakuni RTAB, 1974. Devil Head on splitter plate with red tail /squadron CO jet.
F-4J 155822 “WT-11” VMFA-232, MCAS Iwakuni RTAB, 1974. Devil Head on splitter plate with red tail, “The Pickle” tail art on rudder.
F-4B 152331 “DW-5” VMFA-251, MCAS Beaufort, 1970. Squadron badge on the fuselage, with large orange lightning bolt on the tail.
F-4B 152258 “WS-11” VMFA-323, Da Nang AB, 1966. Mission scoreboard on the splitter plate along with Diamonback tail art.
F-4B 152238 “WH-1” VMFA-542, Da Nang AB, 1966. Large mission scoreboard on the splitter plate along with “Tiger Lead” on the intake/ lightning bolt on the fuselage with squadron tiger emblem on the tail.
F-4B 152232 “WH-00” VMFA-542, Da Nang AB, 1968. Marine Air Group CO jet with tiger emblem on the fuselage.
F-4B 152283 “WH-2” VMFA-542, Da Nang AB, 1969. Tiger emblem on the tail.
F-4B 150486 “WF-11” VMFA-513, MCAS Cheery Point, 1968. White tail with large bat emblem.
F-4J 155580 “WU-9” VMFA-334, Chu Lai AB, 1969. Red eagle squadron emblem on the fuselage with red lightning bolt on the tail.
F-B 148373 “EC-00” VMFA-531, MCAS Cherry Point, 1968. Marine Air Group CO jet with large squadron logo on the tail.
Lastly, we have re-released our comprehensive F-4B/N Stencils & Data set (48-013). Reproduced from the actual Mac Air paint manual, this set covers all of the factory applied stencils to F-4B/Ns including: access door markings, instructional markings, wing pylon markings, as well as service and precaution markings. While plentiful, the kit supplied markings are not entirely accurate. For modelers that are depicting early model F-4B/Ns, this set is a must!



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Damn, between typing this and changing diapers, you must have writers cramps! They look great BTW!

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Great job on the F-4 stickers Geoff.......776 in the original SEA camo! Gotta get one of those!
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Damn, between typing this and changing diapers, you must have writers cramps! They look great BTW!

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Yeah we are literally zombies over here at the Furball household. Its been rough!
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Congratulations!

I knew there was a baby on the way, but I didn't know about it being there already.

Like one of the visitors on the Furball Facebook page said: very nice to see that you did your best to illustrate the differences in the application of the camo on all these Phantoms.

Cheers, Stefan.
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Thanks Stefan,
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Dude, two more sheets I have to get. Again congrats man..I remember those days, have 2 girls of my own

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I just got both of the Da Nang sheets and....wow...they are awesome. I want to build each one. I'll never do it, but I want to.
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Good evening Geoff,

Nice to see your work about F-4C/D during the Vietnam War
And you have added interesting markings for the gun pod.
But what was the colour of that gun pod?
Nice work!






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Hello Alban,
According to my references, the SUU-16s could be either Light Gray FS 36622 or Olive Drab. I've also seen pods that have sections painted both gray and green.
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Thanks for the information.
But this is not the model SUU-23 gun pod?

http://www.harpoondatabases.com/ency...Entry2417.aspx

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Yes it is. The SUU-23 had 2 different fairings at the end, one rounded and one blunt.
The pics I've seen of SUU-16/23 from the VietNam war has the rounded butt.
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Yes it is. The SUU-23 had 2 different fairings at the end, one rounded and one blunt.
The pics I've seen of SUU-16/23 from the VietNam war has the rounded butt.

Thanks for that precision Boman

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Yes it is. The SUU-23 had 2 different fairings at the end, one rounded and one blunt.
The pics I've seen of SUU-16/23 from the VietNam war has the rounded butt.
The original, more rounded one, could only be used on the centerline. The blunter one was developed so the pods could also be mounted on the inboard wing stations. While mandatory for the inboards, it could also be used on the centerline.


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The original, more rounded one, could only be used on the centerline. The blunter one was developed so the pods could also be mounted on the inboard wing stations. While mandatory for the inboards, it could also be used on the centerline.



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Interesting details and picture Mr Vark.

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Hey Geoff,
Just ordered Gunfighter Phantoms-Part II, can't wait. Been waiting along time for the correct markings for 776 in SEA camo! Gotta a Academy F-4C just waiting for the stickers!
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Can't wait to see it Brad. I don't think I've ever seen you build an SEA schemed jet before. I'm sure it will be kick -ass!
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I converted a Trumpeter C-47 into an AC-47 and it had SEA Camo for the Mc Air group build, and it was such a fun build. I've wanted to do more Viet Nam area jets, just had two many F-15's going!
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Just for information.

That is not a gunpod falling off of that BK coded Phantom in the pic above.

That is a SUU-7 munitions dispensor,,,,,,you can see the air intake in the nose, and the "cut off" munitions tubes in natural metal at the rear.

The SUU-7 worked by jettisoning the munitions out the rear of the tubes, and could be dropped when empty.
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Just for information.

That is not a gunpod falling off of that BK coded Phantom in the pic above.

That is a SUU-7 munitions dispensor,,,,,,you can see the air intake in the nose, and the "cut off" munitions tubes in natural metal at the rear.

The SUU-7 worked by jettisoning the munitions out the rear of the tubes, and could be dropped when empty.
What pic?
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