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DECAL SHEET REVIEW


AoA Decals VA-75 Sunday Punchers (1)
USN A-6A/A-6E Intruders in the Vietnam War & Cold War -- 1:32 Scale


The Grumman A-6 Intruder was the primary long-range strike aircraft of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps from 1963 to 1997.  One of the more storied squadrons to have operated the “Iron Tadpole” was the Sunday Punchers of VA-75.  In fact, VA-75 was the first operational A-6 squadron in 1963 and the final squadron to retire their Intruders in 1997.    

Here, AoA Decals provides what looks like a first set of planned decal sheets for marking VA-75 jets in 1:32 scale.  These decals are, of course, sized for the Trumpeter A-6E (non-TRAM equipped).  Decals are provided for four jets:

This decal set selection of markings from the “World Famous Sunday Punchers” is excellent, just like all AoA Decals releases.  The scheme choices capture the squadron’s markings variations and evolution from the early to latter 1970s.  I am particularly fond of white-tailed CAG and XO marked A-6Es.  Epic naval air colors! 

Cartograf printed the decals.  They are the best in the business, with their precision print quality, sharpness, vibrancy, and highly restrained printing of carrier film.  A second sheet is included and has all the stencils for the high-viz gull-gray-over white A-6 schemes (and by all, I mean ALL; see our review of the stencil set HERE).  These include GRU-5 and GRU-7A ejection seat warning and data placards. 

As always, AoA’s depth of research and fastidious decal design shines through, especially in the airframe-by-airframe technical and historical notes (including details on ejection seats, ECM fairings, and instructions, lights, and low-voltage formation strip light configurations and other really neat and really obscure minutia.  You feel as privy to some special information.  

These decals just keep further upholding the high standard set by past releases by AoA Decals.  These are top-rate decals and should be an absolute pleasure to work with in representing the Intruders from the Grumman Ironworks that flew with the Sunday Punchers.  We’re already looking forward to what Sunday Punchers Part 2 might have in store.

Many thanks to AoA Decals for the review sample.  You can find them on the web at http://www.aoadecals.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AOAdecals

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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