In early 1969, the first recycled AC-119Ks were transferred to combat units for training, but problems with the reliability of the infrared systems prevented these new aircraft being immediately sent to Vietnam. Only in the fall of that year was the first AC-119K flown to Phan Rang air base, and full combat use began in the first weeks of 1970. In February the crews of these aircraft received the official Stinger call sign. During 1970 and 1971, these machines were used quite effectively in the sky of Vietnam and Laos. During this time AC-119K destroyed about a thousand ground targets and destroyed more than 3,000 of the enemy forces.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Vallejo paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- Molded in high quality plastic
- Illustrated instructions
- Clear parts
- Includes decals for one version:
1. Fairchild AC-119K Stinger, USAF, s/n 52-5910, 4413th Combat Crew Training Squadron, 1st Special Operation Wing, April 1969
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*