S u m m a r y
||ADM 72/48/48011 - Junkers Ju
88 Part 3 - Lehrgeschwader 1, Nahaufklärungsgruppe 1, FFS (B)
34, KG 51 "Edelweiss", KG 54 "Totenkopf"
||1/48 (also available in
ADM 72007 € 14.95 / € 12.57
ADM 48007 € 17.95 / € 15.09 plus postage available online from
|Contents and Media:
||Three decal sheets; full
colour instructions on three folded A4 sheets
||Excellent quality overall;
plenty of variety of schemes and markings; includes generic
codes and other optional markings making many additional marking
opportunities; perfect registration; thin decal film.
Reviewed by Brett Green
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The Junkers Ju 88 was a versatile and relatively successful
aircraft that served from the first months of the Second World War
until the last days of the Third Reich and beyond. There are some
very good kits of the Junkers Ju 88 A-4 in both 1/72 in the form of
the new Hasegawa and older but still respectable Italeri offerings;
and the Dragon kit in 1/48 scale.
It is therefore surprising that the Ju 88 has not attracted more
attention with respect to after-market decals.
AirDOC seems to have taken single-handed responsibility for
turning around this shortcoming with a new series of four decal
sheets for Ju 88 bomber, reconnaissance and maritime variants.
AirDOC has applied the same high standards that have been seen in
the decal releases for modern subjects. Instructions are excellent,
being printed in full colour on three folded sheets. Each subject
has a colour side profile, and scrap views of noses are included
where necessary. Good quality camouflage notes accompany each
profile. The centre spread provides some sample colours, generic
four-view diagrams and five small reference photos illustrating
The decals themselves are printed on three separate sheets. A
full-sized sheet provides national markings plus two sets of black
bomber codes in various styles, plus green (Stab) codes, A, B, C and
D. The second sheet contains fuselage bands and some specific tail
markings that do not apply to the subjects in this set. The final
sheet has the specific markings for the sixteen aircraft described
in the instructions. These are Ju 88s attached to Lehrgeschwader 1,
Nahaufklärungsgruppe 1, FFS (B) 34, KG 51 "Edelweiss", KG 54 "Totenkopf".
The sixteen subjects are as follows:
1. Ju 88 A-1 L1+ER of 7./LG1
2. Ju 88 A-5 L1+BB of Stab I./LG 1
3. Ju 88 A-5 L1+MN of 5./LG 1
4. Ju 88 A-4 L1+KP of 6./LG 1
5. Ju 88 A-4 5L1+JL of 3./LG 1
6. Ju 88 A-4 5L1+OK of 2./LG 1
7. Ju 88 A-14 Q1+JC of Stab Nahaufklärungsgruppe (NAG) 1
8. Ju 88 A-16 CT+YZ of Flugzeugführerschule (B) 34
9. Ju 88 A-1 9K+AL of 3./KG 51 "Edelweiss"
10. Ju 88 A-5 9K+HP of 6./KG 51 "Edelweiss"
11. Ju 88 A-4 9K+DS of 8./KG 51 "Edelweiss"
12. Ju 88 A-5 B3+PM of 4./KG 54 "Totenkopf"
13. Ju 88 A-8 B3+BB of Stab I./KG 54 "Totenkopf"
14. Ju 88 A-4 B3+HP of 6./KG 54 "Totenkopf"
15. Ju 88 A-17 B3+LR of 7./KG 54 "Totenkopf"
16. Ju 88 A-4 B3+MH of 1./KG 54 "Totenkopf"
This installment offers the greatest variety of schemes in this
standard bomber colours of RLM 70/71/65, and several "wave-mirror"
variations, desert colours, overall grey and spotty bottoms.
The decals, printed by Cartograf, are thin, in perfect register
and the colours look great.
The only problem that I can imagine is choosing which scheme I
want to work on first!
AirDOC for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
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