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DECAL REVIEW


AoA Decals # 32-003
The Intruders' Sandbox: USN/USMC A-6E Intruders in the Libyan Strikes and Desert Storm
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.  Following its distinguished service in the Vietnam war, the A-6 saw combat in the 1986 airstrikes on Libya in Operations PRAIRIE FIRE and EL DORADO CANYON, and in 1991, the Intruder was a deep-strike workhorse during Operation DESERT STORM.  Here, AoA Decals provides marking for historic Navy and Marine Intruders that flew combat over Libya and Iraq.

This decal sheet is designed to fit the Trumpeter A-6E (all of the aircraft depicted were A-6Es equipped with the TRAM turret under the nose).  Both decal sheets in the ziplock bag contain a mix of squadron markings and stencils for these low-viz (or TPS [tactical paint scheme]) jets.  In all, seven different schemes are featured:

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.  The airframe stencils are likewise excellent and cover everything on the airplane to the GRUA-7 ejection seats, special Mk. 20 bomb art and Mk. 82 bomb stencils, intake covers, helmets, and more. The thorough instructions for airframe markings, technical notes (including flak curtains), loadout variations, and historical notes come in color on four double-sided pages.

These decals maintain the high standard set by AoA’s first releases.  These are top-rate decals and should be an absolute pleasure to work with in representing the Intruders from the Grumman Ironworks who went to war over the skies of Libya, Iraq, and Kuwait.

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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