OV-10A/D/D+ in all scales

VersionBuNoModexUnitCamouflageFLIR colorAN/ALE-39AN/ALQ-144AN/APR-39AntennasComment
           
A15542415VMO-1lizzard * yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12+13(white) 
A15542810VMO-2sand/brown/grey yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12+L14(white) 
A15543410VMO-1oversprayed lizzard yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12+15(black) 
A15543512VMO-2sand/brown/grey yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12 
A15545407VMO-2sand/brown/grey yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12+R14(white)+15(black) 
A15546504VMO-1sand/brown/grey yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12 
A??????11VMO-1lizzard * yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12+15(black) 
           
D15539503VMO-2sand/brown/greygreenyesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12 
D155466??VMO-2sand/brown/grey yesyesyes1+2(black)+3+4+5+6+7+8+12 
           
D+15544608VMO-1superior greygreenyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+11+12+13(white) 
D+15546821VMO-2sand/brown/greygreen/greyyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9(black)+10(black)+11+12+R14(white)+15(black)+16 
D+15547322VMO-2sand/brown/greygreenyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9(black)+10(black)+11+12+R14(white)+15(black) 
D+155483??VMO-2lizzard * yesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9(black)+10(black)+11+12+13(white) 
D+15548605VMO-1sand/brown/greygreenyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9(black)+11+12 
D+15548905VMO-1lizzard *greenyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9(black)+11+12+13(white)+15(black) 
D+15549420VMO-2sand/brown/greygreen/greyyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9(white)+10(white)+11+12+L14(white)+15(black) 
D+15549902VMO-2oversprayed lizzardgreenyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9(black)+10(black)+11+12 
D+??????06VMO-2lizzard * yesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9+11+12+13(white)+15(black) 
D+??????07VMO-1superior greygreenyesyesyes2(black)+3+4+9+11+12+13(white)+15(black) 
All above based on available pictures and personal info.
* means probably resprayed, read more in following part Camouflages down in this page.

Antennas setup: (1:32 kits from Kittyhawk - A - 32004, D - 32003)

1 - left and right boom - top - AN/ARC-54 VHF-FM (32003 - 2 x Part H33 + antenna whip from wire, 32004 - 2 x Part H33 + antenna whip from wire)
2 - under the cocpit - "towel rack" VHF FM homing antenna (not used anymore) (32003 - Part F35, 32004 - Part F35)
3 - right boom - bottom - AN/USQ-42 FM monitor (32003 - Part F26, 32004 - Part F26)
4 - right boom - bottom - small blade antenna behind Part F26 - IFF-SIF AN/APX-100(V) (already moulded on the kit - 32003, 32004)
5 - small blade antennas on top of left and right vertical stabilisator - left - AN/ARN-118(V) TACAN, right - AN/APX-100(V) IFF (already moulded on the kit - 32003, 32004)
6 - left boom - bottom - aft - AN/ARC-51AX UHF-AM COMM (32003 - Part A15, 32004 - Part A15)
7 - left boom - bottom - behind wheel well - ?? need type confirmation ?? (32003 - Part I36, 32004 - Part I36)
8 - wire antenna fuselage to tail - HF antenna AN/ARC-199 Photo 1
9 - left and right boom - top - blade antennas - VHF/UHF (left boom Radio 2, right boom Radio 3) (32003 - 2 x Part I23)
10 - left boom - bottom - aft - VHF/UHF Radio 1 (32003 - Part I24)
11 - left and right vertical tail - AN/APR-39 RWR spiral antenna (32003 - Part GP8, Part GP9, 32004 - Part GP8, Part GP9)
12 - left and right nose - AN/APR-39 RWR spiral antenna (32004 - Part A16, Part A17, 32003 - already moulded on the kit on Part A1 and A7)
13 - under the cocpit - centerline - behind the front wheel well - thick "hockey stick" type antenna - ?? need type confirmation ??
14 - under the cocpit - R - right, L - left - thin "hockey stick" type antenna - LORAN-C
15 - under the cocpit - right side nearly centerline (side position as the first front fold-out step) behind the front wheel well - AN/APR-39 RWR blade antenna
NOTE: This antenna was part of the AN/APR-39 system consisted of 4 x spiral and 1 x blade antenna. Per the diagram form NAVAIR manual, they were all part of one system. So it looks like ALL planes in Gulf had them. You can see them only on few pictures, but we can assume that all planes had this small blade antenna installed.
16 - left and right vertical tail, left and right wingtip, leading edge - AN/AAR-54 Missile Aproach Warning System - those aircraft are easy to spot as new antennas were installed on leading edge of wing tips and extra two blisters added to the tail, in front of AN/APR-39 antennas
NOTE: This system should be post-Gulf war, but it looks like it started just before the Gulf war and atleast one airframe was already modified (NOTE: the antennas/recievers were not installed, only blanking plates)

Camouflages for Gulf war OV-10A/D/D+:

Initially, Broncos were either in so called Lizzard camouflage consisting of FS 34095 Field Green, FS 35237 Dark Blue Grey and FS 37038 Matt Black on all surfaces or in so called Superior Grey camouflage consisting of FS 35237 Dark Blue Grey on upper surfaces and FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey on lower surfaces. One information says, that all VMO-2 planes were resprayed with FS 30219 Light Earth and FS 30279 Matt Tan on upper surfaces and FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey on lower surfaces. Other pictures shows that planes in Lizzard camouflage were either resprayed in FS 30219 Light Earth and FS 30279 Matt Tan on upper surfaces and FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Greyhad on lower surfaces OR had their FS 34095 Field Green and FS 37038 Matt Black parts oversprayed with FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey. Even the letters/numbers on tail were partially oversprayed with FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey.

Oversprayed Broncos into grey/grey based on pics:

OV-10A - probably xxxxxx/ER-11
OV-10D+ - 155489/ER-05, 155499/UU-02, xxxxxx/UU-03, xxxxxx/UU-06

On OV-10D/D+s the FLIR balls were either in FS 34095 Field Green or in FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey, check available pictures.

The oversprayed planes had probably not the black wingwalk markings sprayed on again and they probably had only limited number of additional warning markings etc. sprayed on again.

So, it is 99% safe to say, that Broncos were not flying operationally in their Lizzard camouflage, which I think was too "dark" for the region and posed big risk.

Additional info on stores/tanks colors:

100gal underwing fuel tanks - FS 30219 Light Earth and FS 30279 Matt Tan wraparound (
Photo) or FS 30219 Light Earth a FS 30279 Matt Tan top side and FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey bottom (Photo)
150gal fuel tank - FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey (Photo)
230gal fuel tank - FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey (Photo) or FS 34095 Field Green (Photo)
LAU-7/A launchers - FS 36375 Light Compass Ghost Grey (Photo)
LAU-10 rocket launcher - FS 37875 Matt White (Photo)
LAU-68D/A rocket launcher - FS 34087 Olive Drab (Photo)

Kits

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Version A:

F-Toys FT60420

Version D/D+:

Miniwing mini014 (resin)

Decals from the kit mini014:

155468/UU-21 - decals are wrong, numbers/letters are not black but sand or tan, depending on color underneath them.

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Version A:

Academy 01665, Hasegawa 02514/B011/JS-022-200, Modelist 207253, Revell 04120/H145-130/H145, Airfix 02035-2, AMT-Hasegawa A649-130, Frog F265

Version D/D+:

Academy 01680, Hasegawa 02868 (white metal parts to convert A to D)

Avoid all kits except Academy, only those kits are modern and have negative scribe lines and most less errors. All other kits are old junk.

Decals for A:

The only correct decals are in Revell 04120 kit for 155428/UU-10.

Decals for D/D+:

Kit Academy 01680 - D 155395/ER-03, VMO-1; D+ 155468/UU-21, VMO-2. Both wrong, both camouflages should be tan/sand/grey and numbers/letters not black but sand or tan, depending on color underneath them.

Accesories:

Eduard - XS037 Canopy mask OV-10A (Academy), 72310 PE set OV-10A (Academy), CX127 canopy mask - Tamiya tape (Academy)
Aeroclub - ABEJ039 Seats (metal)
Airwaves - AC72124 PE set (Hasegawa)
Montex - 72020 Canopy mask (Academy)
Black Magic - CEBM72074 OV-10A Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks (Academy)
CMK - 7025 OV-10A interior set (Academy), 7029 OV-10D conversion set (Academy), 7030 OV-10A control surfaces (Academy), 7069 OV-10A/D engine set (Garrett T76-G-416) (Academy), 7099 OV-10D+ Interior set (Academy), 7100 OV-10D+ Armament set (Academy), 7101 OV-10D+ Undercarriage Set (Academy)

Build of OV-10A:

Step 2 - do not cut off AN/APR-39 RWR anteannas from parts A7 and A8 (nose)
Step 2 - putty the 4 steps on part A1, they should be only on part A2
Step 2 - add the missing most upper step next to the wing, compare with pics
Step 5 - do not cut off AN/ARC-54 VHF-FM antenna from parts B36 and B37
Step 6 - do not cut off AN/ARC-54 VHF-FM antenna from parts A3 and A4
there are RWR AN/APR-39 antennas missing on outer sides of the tail - check with pictures and scratchbuild them
rest of the antennas are missing, check with pictures or use quides from 1:32 size kits down on this page

Build of OV-10D BuNo. 155395 or BuNo. 155466:

You have two options to build D version - take A and use CMK 7029 coversion set OR D kit and modify it. You can add accesories to build better kits.

kit has wrong shape of underwing pylons (from A version) - use pictures to correct them
kit has wrong shape pf engine intakes - parts B26 - use pictures to correct them
kit has wrong shape of ligth in the nose - part F5 - use pictures to correct it
D version has old antennas like A version, so do no follow the instructions to the letter, use pictures and quides from 1:32 kit down on this page
there are RWR AN/APR-39 antennas missing on outer sides of the tail - check with pictures and scratchbuild them or use them from CMK 7029 conversion set
Step 2 - putty the 4 steps on part A1, they should be only on part A2
Step 2 - add the missing most upper step next to the wing, compare with pics
Step 6 - do not cut off AN/ARC-54 VHF-FM antenna from parts B366
Step 7 - do not cut off antennas from upper and lower sides of tailbooms and do not replace them with part E15

Build of OV-10D+:

You have two options to build D+ version - take A and use CMK 7029 coversion set OR D kit and modify it. You can add accesories to build better kits.

kit has wrong shape of underwing pylons (from A version) - use pictures to correct them
kit has wrong shape of engine intakes - parts B26 - use pictures to correct them
kit has wrong shape of ligth in the nose - part F5 - use pictures to correct it
there are RWR AN/APR-39 antennas missing on outer sides of the tail - check with pictures and scratchbuild them or use them from CMK 7029 conversion set
Step 2 - putty the 4 steps on part A1, they should be only on part A2
Step 2 - add the missing most upper step next to the wing, compare with pics
Step 9 - behind the part C7 antenna there is a "hockey stick" antenna missing

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Version A:

Italeri 807, Testors 506/561, ICM 48300

Version D/D+:

ICM 48301

Decals:

Cutting Edge 48-010 - 155468/UU-21, VMO-2. The instructions shows the artwork as D and not D+ version.

Kit build options:

Version A:

1 - use the kit from Testors/Italeri and Paragon Designs 48090 conversion set for the correct wing and horizontal tail. You can add the decals, nobody makes them.
2 - use the new ICM 48300 kit + add missing parts + decals

Version D/D+:

1 - use the kit from Testors/Italeri and Paragon Designs 48091. Decals are from Cutting Edge, but they are wrong (black vs brown/sand letters/numbers/walkways).
2 - use the new ICM 48301 kit + add missing parts

Accesories for Italeri/Testors:

Quickboost - QB48520 OV-10A exhaust (Italeri/Testors)
Paragon Designs - 48090 OV-10A Detail and correction set (Italeri/Testors), 48091 OV-10D Bronco Conversion kit (Italeri/Testors)
Missing Links - MLM48050 OV-10 Detail/Correction set (Italeri/Testors), MLM48051 Cocpit set (Italeri/Testors), MLM48053 OV-10D set (Italeri/Testors)
Scale Aircraft Conversions - 48228 Landing gear legs and wheels (metal) (Italeri/Testors)

Both Testors/Italeri kits are terrible, Testors/Italeri kits are original Hawk from 1960s. Kit has raised lines, no details and wrong width of wing and horizontal tail (from prototype). But you can build a nice kit from it, albeit with a lot of effort, see OV-10D+ build HERE.

Hopefuly the ICM released both A and D+ versions in 2021, so we focus on how to build them correctly from the new kits.

How to build OV-10A from ICM 48300:

For Gulf war operations, kit contains:

2 x LAU-10 4-tube launchers (Parts W2-13, W2-14, W2-17, W2-18, W2-33)
2 x LAU-68 7-tube launchers (Parts W2-4, W2-5, W2-10, W2-11, W2-36)
1 x AERO 1C 150gal centerline fuel tank (Parts D31 and D32)
2 x AN/ARC-54 VHF-FM antennas - left and right boom - top (Part E48) - add antenna whip from wire
under the cocpit - "towel rack" VHF FM homing antenna (Part E51 - not mentioned in the Instructions, but is it on the sprue E)
1 x upper anticolision light (Part F7) - clear red color
1 x lower anticolision light (Part F7) - clear red color
right boom - bottom - AN/USQ-42 FM monitor (Part D7)

For Gulf war operations, kit is missing:

2 x LAU-7/A Sidewinder rails
1 x AIM-9L/M Sidewinder
nose and tail mounted AN/APR-39 RWRs Photo 1
under the cocpit - right side nearly centerline (side position as the first front fold-out step) behind the front wheel well - AN/APR-39 RWR blade antenna Photo 1 Photo 2
AN/ALQ-144 "Disco Light" IR jammer Photo 1 Photo 2
AN/ALE-39 chaff-flare dispensers, with a dispenser fitted into the middle of each outer side of each engine boom Photo 1
under the cocpit - centerline - behind the front wheel well - thick "hockey stick" type antenna Photo 1
under the cocpit - R - right, L - left - thin "hockey stick" type antenna - LORAN-C
wire antenna running from left of Part D41 (which is wrong as it does not have the ALQ jammer) to the lower centerline of horizontal stabiliser (Part B2) Photo 1
static discharger wicks - 1 x tip of the left tail, 1 x lower part of the left rudder, 1 x tip of the right tail, 1 x lower part of the right rudder, 1 x left wing tip trailing edge, 1 x right wing tip trailing edge Photo 1 Photo 2
left vertical tail - tip next to a static discharger wick - position light - white light Photo 1

Instruction sheet in PDF and some corrections and additions for kit instructions:

- if not specified otherwise, all interior structures are in Zinc Chromate Primer
- wheel wells are Gloss White FS 17875
- gear legs are Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has inside color of Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has no edges in Gloss Red
Step 60 - do not drill the holes on booms, they are for older style antennas (Part E14), not used in Gulf
Step 78 - part B2 is missing the vortex generators
Step 83 - do not install all the E23 parts, they can be deployed on one side at a time only !!

You can also use various aftermarket sets. Here is the list:

Eduard - 491240 PE set, EX825 canopy mask, EX826 canopy mask TFace, FE1241 seatbelts, FE1240 ZOOM PE set, 3DL48058 SPACE set, 648735 wheels, 644153 LOOK set
New Ware - NWAM0936 BASIC masks, NWAM0937 EXPERT masks
Clear Prop Models - CPA48010 masks, CPA48011 masks inside/outside
Flying Leathernecks - FL148-8042 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher, FL48-8008 AN/ALQ-144 IR jammer, FLM48-52 Canopy/Wheel Mask
Quinta Studios - QD48227 3D decal interior
Aerocraft Models - brass undercarriage, internal latches and external handles for the canopy sections, a new refined windscreen and windscreen wipers, openable canopy set, replacement horizontal tailplane
KAV models - M48067 paint masks
Dead Design Models - DDMNM48060 paint masks, DDMNM48061 paint masks inside/outside, DDMNM48062 national insignia
Kelik 3D Decals - K3D48010 interior 3D decals
Microdesign - MD048032 detail set
AMS Resin - 48058 FPU-3/A (AERO 1C 150-gal Tank) centerline fuel tank
Bandit Resin Factory - BRF-48-010 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher
Metallic Details - MDMDM4813 canopy paint masks

How to build OV-10D from ICM 48301:

For Gulf war operations, kit contains:

2 x LAU-10 4-tube launchers (Parts W2-13, W2-14, W2-17, W2-18, W2-33)
2 x LAU-68 7-tube launchers (Parts W2-4, W2-5, W2-10, W2-11, W2-36)
1 x AERO 1C 150gal centerline fuel tank (Parts D31 and D32)
2 x 100gal underwing fuel tanks (Parts A18 and A19) with correct "slanted" tailfins (when compared to available pictures)
under the cocpit - VHF FM antenna (Part E51)
1 x upper anticolision light (Part F7) - clear red color
1 x lower anticolision light (Part F7) - clear red color
1 x AN/ALQ-144 IR jammer (Parts A16, A17 and A27)
2 x AN/ALE-39 chaff/flare launchers - molded in tailbooms
left boom - bottom - back - VHF/UHF Radio 1 (Part A5)
2 x AN/ARC-54 VHF-FM antennas - left and right boom - top (Part E48 - not in instructions) - add antenna whip from wire
right boom - bottom - AN/USQ-42 FM monitor (Part D7)

For Gulf war operations, kit is missing:

2 x LAU-7/A Sidewinder adapters
1 x AIM-9L/M Sidewinder
230gal centerline fuel tank
correct front and rear cocpit instrument panels - Pilot Operator
under the cocpit - right side nearly centerline (side position as the first front fold-out step) behind the front wheel well - AN/APR-39 RWR blade antenna Photo 1 Photo 2
wire antenna running from left of Part A27 to the lower centerline of horizontal stabiliser (Part B2) Photo 1 Photo 2
static discharger wicks - 1 x tip of the left tail, 1 x lower part of the left rudder, 1 x tip of the right tail, 1 x lower part of the right rudder, 1 x left wing tip trailing edge, 1 x right wing tip trailing edge Photo 1 Photo 2
left vertical tail - tip next to a static discharger wick - position light - white light Photo 1

Instruction sheet in PDF and some corrections and additions for kit instructions:

- if not specified otherwise, all interior structures are in Zinc Chromate Primer
- wheel wells are Gloss White FS 17875
- gear legs are Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has inside color of Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has no edges in Gloss Red
Step 87 - use Part E23 on one side only
Step 92 - do not use Parts A32 and E2

You can also use various aftermarket sets. Here is the list:

Eduard - 491264 PE set, EX846 canopy mask, EX847 canopy mask TFace, FE1265 seatbelts, FE1264 ZOOM PE set, 3DL48062 SPACE set, 648735 wheels, 648561 SUU-25 flare pod, BIG49327 OV-10D+ BIG PE set
New Ware - NWAM0954 BASIC kabuki masks, NWAM0955 EXPERT kabuki masks - both missing mask for FLIR windows
Clear Prop Models - CPA48010 masks, CPA48011 masks inside/outside - both missing mask for FLIR windows
Aerocraft Models - brass undercarriage, internal latches and external handles for the canopy sections and new refined windscreen and windscreen wipers, openable canopy set
Bandit Resin Factory - BRF-48-010 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher
Kelik 3D Decals - K3D48011 interior 3D decals
Microdesign - MD048032 detail set
Dead Design Models - DDMNM48068 paint masks, DDMNM48069 paint masks inside/outside, DDMNM48070 national insignia
AMS Resin - 48058 FPU-3/A (AERO 1C 150-gal Tank) centerline fuel tank
Flying Leathernecks - FL148-8042 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher, FL48-8008 AN/ALQ-144 IR jammer, FLM48-52 Canopy/Wheel Mask

How to build OV-10D+ from ICM 48301:

For Gulf war operations, kit contains:

2 x LAU-10 4-tube launchers (Parts W2-13, W2-14, W2-17, W2-18, W2-33)
2 x LAU-68 7-tube launchers (Parts W2-4, W2-5, W2-10, W2-11, W2-36)
1 x AERO 1C 150gal centerline fuel tank (Parts D31 and D32)
2 x 100gal underwing fuel tanks (Parts A18 and A19) with correct "slanted" tailfins (when compared to available pictures)
2 x VHF/UHF antennas - left and right boom - top (Part E4)
under the cocpit - VHF FM antenna (Part E51)
1 x upper anticolision light (Part F7) - clear red color
1 x lower anticolision light (Part F7) - clear red color
1 x AN/ALQ-144 IR jammer (Parts A16, A17 and A27)
2 x AN/ALE-39 chaff/flare launchers - molded in tailbooms
left boom - bottom - back - VHF/UHF Radio 1 (Part A5)
right boom - bottom - AN/USQ-42 FM monitor (Part D7)

For Gulf war operations, kit is missing:

2 x LAU-7/A Sidewinder adapters
1 x AIM-9L/M Sidewinder
230gal centerline fuel tank
under the cocpit - right side nearly centerline (side position as the first front fold-out step) behind the front wheel well - AN/APR-39 RWR blade antenna Photo 1 Photo 2
under the cocpit - centerline - behind front gear bay - thick "hockey stick-like" antenna (only BuNo. 155446) Photo 1
under the cocpit - R - right, L - left - thin "hockey stick-like" antenna - LORAN-C
wire antenna running from left of Part A27 to the lower centerline of horizontal stabiliser (Part B2) Photo 1 Photo 2
static discharger wicks - 1 x tip of the left tail, 1 x lower part of the left rudder, 1 x tip of the right tail, 1 x lower part of the right rudder, 1 x left wing tip trailing edge, 1 x right wing tip trailing edge Photo 1 Photo 2
left boom - bottom - antenna behind the gear bay Photo 1
rigth boom - bottom - AN/USQ-42 FM monitor antenna Photo 1 Photo 2
left vertical tail - tip next to a static discharger wick - position light - white light Photo 1

Instruction sheet in PDF and some corrections and additions for kit instructions:

- if not specified otherwise, all interior structures are in Zinc Chromate Primer
- wheel wells are Gloss White FS 17875
- gear legs are Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has inside color of Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has no edges in Gloss Red
Step 87 - use Part E23 on one side only
Step 92 - do not use Parts A32 and E2

You can also use various aftermarket sets. Here is the list:

Eduard - 491264 PE set, EX846 canopy mask, EX847 canopy mask TFace, FE1265 seatbelts, FE1264 ZOOM PE set, 3DL48062 SPACE set, 648735 wheels, 648561 SUU-25 flare pod, 648029 AIM-9M/L, BIG49327 OV-10D+ BIG PE set
New Ware - NWAM0954 BASIC kabuki masks, NWAM0955 EXPERT kabuki masks - both missing mask for FLIR windows
Clear Prop Models - CPA48010 masks, CPA48011 masks inside/outside - both missing mask for FLIR windows
Aerocraft Models - brass undercarriage, internal latches and external handles for the canopy sections and new refined windscreen and windscreen wipers, openable canopy set
Bandit Resin Factory - BRF-48-010 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher
Kelik 3D Decals - K3D48011 interior 3D decals
Microdesign - MD048032 detail set
Dead Design Models - DDMNM48068 paint masks, DDMNM48069 paint masks inside/outside, DDMNM48070 national insignia
AMS Resin - 48058 FPU-3/A (AERO 1C 150-gal Tank) centerline fuel tank
Flying Leathernecks - FL148-8042 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher, FL48-8008 AN/ALQ-144 IR jammer, FLM48-52 Canopy/Wheel Mask

Decals:

There are decals for 4 planes for Gulf war:
OV-10D+ BuNo. 155473/UU-22 - nearly all OK. There should be no frame around the "PROPELLER" warning. No idea (no picture to prove it) if the plane carried the "walkway" on the top of the wing - Decal 23. The plane has correctly the right prop spinner in black color. Also, it is possible to have them both in sand color.
OV-10D+ BuNo. 155489/ER-05 - still in Lizzard, pictures shows this plane taking off of USS Theodore Roosevelt. It was resprayed in Gulf, so this option is pre-war.
OV-10D+ BuNo. 155494/UU-20 - nearly all OK. There should be no frame around the "PROPELLER" warning. No idea (no picture to prove it) if the plane carried the "walkway" on the top of the wing - Decal 23.
OV-10D+ BuNo. 155499/ER-02 - all OK.

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Version A:

Kittyhawk 32004

Version D/D+:

Kittyhawk 32003

How to build Gulf war OV-10A from Kittyhawk 32004 kit:

There are some errors in the instructions and also some additions:

- Step 5 - AN/ALQ-144 IR jammer - do not use Part F21, use instead Part F20 (mount) and build the jammer itself from Part F28 (side), F29 (side) and F36 (top)
- Step 9 - Part F35 - "towel rack" VHF FM homing antenna - the antenna in the kit is round in diameter, it should be nearly flat
- Step 10 - do not use Part A21 - antenna behind cocpit - not used in Gulf
- Step 14 - do not user Part F40, replace it with Part F39
- Step 21 - do not user Part F42, replace it with Part F41
- Step 22 - not shown another Part H33 antenna on the top of the boom - wrongly shown in Step 23 - glue it to the top of the boom same as in Step 15
- kit has wrong version of underwing pylons (from OV-10D/D+), so look at the pictures and scratchbuild them
- do not use underwing fuel tanks, OV-10A is not capable to carry them
- not shown in the instuctions - tail mounted AN/APR-39 RWR antennas - drill holes in Part F25 and G34 (vertical tails) and install Part GP8 and GP9 with the flat side with round "knob" side facing rearward
- if not specified otherwise, all interior structures are in Zinc Chromate Primer, so Step 3 - Part F22, Step 5 - Part A32 + A34 - paint it with Zinc Chromate Primer FS 33481
- wheel wells are not Grey FS 36622, but Gloss White FS 17875
- gear legs are not Grey FS 36622, but Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has inside color of Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has no edges in Gloss Red
- Part GP10, Part GP11, Part GP12, Part GP13, Part GP14, Part GP15, Part GP16, Part GP17 - formation lights - orange
- Part GP24 - left wingtip position light - clear red
- Part GP25 - right wingtip position light - clear green
- Part GP26 - lower anti-collision light - clear red
- Part GP27 - upper anti-collision light - clear red
- left vertical tail - tip - position light - white light
- the kit is missing handhold, on the right wing, between engine and fuselage
- the kit is missing the fold out step, last left one (check pictures)
- the kit is missing static discharger wicks - 2 x left vertical tail, 2 x right vertical tail, 1 x left wing tip trailing edge, 1 x right wing tip trailing edge

For your A version, you can also use various aftermarket sets. Here is the list:

Eduard - 32380 exterior, 32850 interior, 32851 seatbelts, 33152 interior ZOOM COLOR, JX185 canopy mask, BIG3358 BIG PE set
Scale Aircraft Conversions - SAC32093 white metal landing gear legs
Aerocraft Models - metal gear legs
Maketar - MM32121V canopy and markings masks
RExx - 32048 - exhausts
Master - MR32109 pitot tube
True Details - TDP32208 wheel set
Wolfpack - 32080 ejection seats
Reskit - RS32-0197 wheels set
Bandit Resin Factory - BRF-32-010 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher
AMS Resin - 32111 wheels, 32113 ejection seats, ????? 230gal fuel tank

Decals:

There are no correct decals for Gulf war Broncos so far.
I suggest you pick a specific airframe, choose the camouflage and make masks for letters/numbers and spray it.
Remember, that the letters/numbers are NOT black on sand/brown/grey camouflage, as shown on nearly every kit. They are either sand or tan, depending on camouflage color beneath them.

How to build Gulf war OV-10D BuNo. 155395 or BuNo.155466 from Kittyhawk 32003 kit:

Those airframes were unique, they were still D (not D+ alias SLEP) and still had the "old" antenna setup as version A
They had different cocpit configuration than it is in the kit
They could not carry AIM-9L/M missiles ?? confirmation ??

There are some errors in the instructions and also some additions:

- Step 9 - Part F35 - "towel rack" VHF FM homing antenna - the antenna in the kit is round in diameter, it should be nearly flat
- Step 10 - do not use Part A21 - antenna behind cocpit - not used in Gulf
- Step 15 - do not use Part I23, replace it with H33 + antenna whip from wire
- Step 22 - do not use Part I23, replace it with H33 + antenna whip from wire
- download instructions for OV-10A HERE and install the old antennas according to these instructions - Parts I36, A15, F26
- you need to replace the tape engine readouts on Part A2 and replace it with round dials (right side on Part A2)
- there were two types of fins for underwing tanks - one with 90 degree edges to the ground and one with slanted - check your pics
- this airframe was not able to carry AIM-9L/M missiles, so do not use Parts: G51, G52, G53, G54, H1, H2, H3, H4, H10, H15, H12, H41, H42, I21, I40, I42 - LAU-7 rail, pylon adapter and AIM-9 missile
- if not specified otherwise, all interior structures are in Zinc Chromate Primer, so Step 3 - Part F22, Step 5 - Part A32 + A34 - paint it with Zinc Chromate Primer FS 33481
- wheel wells are not Grey FS 36622, but Gloss White FS 17875
- gear legs are not Grey FS 36622, but Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has inside color of Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has no edges in Gloss Red
- Part GP10, Part GP11, Part GP12, Part GP13, Part GP14, Part GP15, Part GP16, Part GP17 - formation lights - orange
- Part GP24 - left wingtip position light - clear red
- Part GP25 - right wingtip position light - clear green
- Part GP26 - lower anti-collision light - clear red
- Part GP27 - upper anti-collision light - clear red
- left vertical tail - tip - position light - white light
- the kit is missing handhold, on the right wing, between engine and fuselage
- the kit is missing the fold out step, last left one (check pictures)
- the kit is missing 230gal centerline fuel tank
- the kit is missing static discharger wicks - 2 x left vertical tail, 2 x right vertical tail, 1 x left wing tip trailing edge, 1 x right wing tip trailing edge

For your D version, you can also use various aftermarket sets. Here is the list:

Eduard - JX177 canopy mask, 32368 exterior, 32830 interior, 32831 seatbelts, 33146 ZOOM interior, BIG3350 BIG PE set
Scale Aircraft Conversions - SAC32093 white metal landing gear legs
Maketar - MM32121V canopy and markings masks
Aerocraft Models - metal gear legs
Master - MR32109 pitot tube
True Details - TDP32208 wheel set
Wolfpack - 32080 ejection seats
Reskit - RS32-0197 wheels set
Bandit Resin Factory - BRF-32-010 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher
AMS Resin - 32111 wheels, 32113 ejection seats, ????? 230gal fuel tank

Decals:

There are no correct decals for BuNo. 155395 or BuNo. 155466.
I suggest you make masks for letters/numbers and spray it.
Remember, that the letters/numbers are NOT black on sand/brown/grey camouflage, as shown on nearly every kit. They are either sand or tan, depending on camouflage color beneath them.

How to build Gulf war OV-10D+ from Kittyhawk 32003 kit:

Modified instruction sheet by myself HERE

Build the kit according to those instructions. There are some errors in the original instructions and also some additions:

- Step 9 - Part F35 - "towel rack" VHF FM homing antenna - the antenna in the kit is nearly round in diameter, it should be nearly flat with round edges
- if not specified otherwise, all interior structures are in Zinc Chromate Primer, so Step 3 - Part F22, Step 5 - Part A32 + A34 - paint it with Zinc Chromate Primer FS 33481
- wheel wells are not Grey FS 36622, but Gloss White FS 17875
- gear legs are not Grey FS 36622, but Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has inside color of Gloss White FS 17875
- gear bay doors has no edges in Gloss Red (according to all available pictures)
- there were two types of fins for underwing tanks - one with 90 degree edges to the ground and one with slanted to the rear - check your pics
- if you decide to build an airframe from VMO-2, do not use the M60C guns in sponsons, they were removed - less maintenance, no need for a weapons specialist
- Part GP10, Part GP11, Part GP12, Part GP13, Part GP14, Part GP15, Part GP16, Part GP17 - formation lights - orange
- Part GP24 - left wingtip position light - clear red
- Part GP25 - right wingtip position light - clear green
- Part GP26 - lower anti-collision light - clear red
- Part GP27 - upper anti-collision light - clear red
- left vertical tail - tip - position light - white light
- the kit is missing handhold, on the right wing, between engine and fuselage
- the kit is missing the fold out step, last left one (check pictures)
- the kit is missing 230gal centerline fuel tank
- the kit is missing static discharger wicks - 2 x left vertical tail, 2 x right vertical tail, 1 x left wing tip trailing edge, 1 x right wing tip trailing edge

For your D+ version, you can also use various aftermarket sets. Here is the list:

Eduard - JX177 canopy mask, 32368 exterior, 32830 interior, 32831 seatbelts, 33146 ZOOM interior, BIG3350 BIG PE set
Scale Aircraft Conversions - SAC32093 white metal landing gear legs
Maketar - MM32121V canopy and markings masks
Aerocraft Models - metal gear legs
Master - MR32109 pitot tube
True Details - TDP32208 wheel set
Wolfpack - 32080 ejection seats
Reskit - RS32-0197 wheels set
Bandit Resin Factory - BRF-32-010 LAU-7/A-6 AIM-9 launcher
Quinta Studio - QD32079 interior 3D decals
AMS Resin - 32111 wheels, 32113 ejection seats, ????? 230gal fuel tank

Decals:

There are no correct decals.
The decals in the kit for BuNo. 155468 ARE WRONG !!! Remember, that the letters/numbers are NOT black on sand/brown/grey camouflage, as shown on nearly every kit. They are either sand or tan, depending on camouflage color beneath them. I suggest you make masks for letters/numbers and spray it.