This sheet is a new release from F-4DableModels and covers F/A-18C/D
Hornets from the Swiss and Finnish air forces. The sheet has two full sheets
with squadron markings, National insignia and aircraft serial numbers on one
sheet while the other sheet contains the appropriate stencils for each
nation. F-4Dable did their homework on the stencils as each country has
their own that are unique to their respective jets.
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The decals include the following markings:
1 F-18C J-5011, Fliegerstaffel 11, Dubendorf (This jet has the tiger
head squadron logounder the LERX)
2 F-18C J-5017, Fliegerstaffel 17, Payerne (This jet has the hawk
squadron logo under the LERX)
3 F-18C J-5018, Fliegerstaffel 18, Payerne (This jet has the Panther
head squadron logo under the LERX)
4 F-18D J-5238, Payerne
5. F-18C J-5026 This is the last F-18C delivered to the Swiss Air
Force and it sports a UFO nose art applied to the port nose under the
A few notes on the Swiss markings. It appears that enough numbers have
been included on the sheet to make any one of the 34 Hornets that
Switzerland took delivery of. The jets are all painted in the standard USN
scheme of FS36320 over FS36375 camouflage scheme. Also, option 5 is on the
back side of the main Swiss page. It is located on the stencil markings
1 F-18C HN-457, “Kreivi von Rosen”, Last F-18C built in Finland
2 F-18C HN-441, Tampere 2003
3. F-18D HN-461
The Finnish Hornets also carry the FS36320 over FS36375 paint scheme.
The decals themselves are printed by Cartograph. The colors, what little
there are, are all very dense so no bleed through should happen. This is
very important on the large Swiss roundels. F-4Dable is also banking on the
fact that Academy will be releasing the D model Hornet since they included
markings for two of them.
This is a great sheet for those who want something different on their big
Bugs. I really like the way that the instructions are laid out with notes
for the necessary changes that need to be made to the Academy kit in
relation to each nation. I also like the typical armament load suggestions.
A nice touch.