AOA Decals specializes in Vietnam to modern era planes and covers all the major scales. This sheet is 1/32nd scale and complements with VA-75 SUNDAY PUNCHERS (1), Sheet 32-027 and covers a spans of almost 20 years of the A-6 Intruder in service with one Navy squadron - VA-75 Sunday Punchers - from Vietnam to Desert Storm. This review is for Part 2 and covers the low visibility period with coverage of the late 1980s into Operation Desert Storm in 1991. There are two markings included for the following:
- A-6E TRAM Intruders
- USS John F. Kennedy / NAS Oceana (1989-90)
- USS John F. Kennedy / NAS Oceana (1991)
The set also includes decals for fuel tanks, tail hooks, ejection seats, ladder wells, landing gear, and speed brake interiors. The does not include the stencils but the two aircraft were heavily weathered and the stenciling was pretty much gone so it is not needed.
Inside the package, you’ll find a beautiful, restrained decal sheet printed by Cartograf containing the markings. I say restrained as that is needed for low viz schemes. Also included are a sheet of full color profiles which contain the notes for each plane including paint schemes and other pertinent notes. Also included is a second sheet of top profiles showing marking locations. Also on this sheet are kit notes regarding modifications, decal placement for both the ejection seat, tail hook and landing gear.
My thanks to AOA Decals for the opportunity to review this set and to IPMS/USA for the change to review it.
This is another excellent sheet from AOA decals. Well researched, well printed and great looking subjects. Highly recommended.