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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5

JG 1, JG 2, JG 11
and JG 54

 

1/32 Scale    

 

 

EagleCals Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EC#83-32
Scale: 1/32 scale
Contents and Media: Two decal sheets and instructions
Price: USD$10.00 available online from Eagle Editions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent colour reference sheet; sharp printing, perfect registration, full stencil data, superbly researched.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


Eagle Cals #83-32 is available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

EC-83 in 1/32 is printed to a very high standard that we have come to expect from this company. The decals are in perfect register and are sharply printed. The carrier film is very thin and should disappear under a coating of clear finish.

The artwork for the nose art has been well defined with all of the data decals being readable. The colour reference sheet provided is printed on heavy paper and is excellent being both in colour and accurate. This is particularly relevant with the data decal instructions. The instructions give good reference and decal placement for both sides of the aircraft where necessary. A good amount of written data and plenty of referenced material is also listed.

 

 

Markings are provided for four aircraft in very striking schemes is listed below.

Fw 190A-5/U12 W. Nr 410266 Black 13

flown by Lt Erich Hondt Staffelkapitan of 2./JG 11 in the fall of 1943. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 74/75 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a distinctive red stripe along the fuselage, yellow under cowl and a yellow fuselage stripe. The Spinner and prop are in RLM 71.



Fw 190A-5/U12 W. Nr 5851

flown by Hptm Egon Meyer of III./JG 2 in August of 1943 based in France. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 74/75 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a yellow under cowl and rudder and also had the exhaust area trimmed in white. A very thin White fuselage band with a black trim was also present. The emblem on the nose is the rooster head honoring Assi Han and the rudder had 62 victory bars on both sides. The Spinner and prop are in RLM 71.



Fw 190A-5/U12 W. Nr 410055 White 1 or 4

flown by Uffz Bernard Kunze in August of 1943. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 74/75 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a distinctive black and yellow engine cowl. The Spinner was yellow while the prop is in RLM 71.



Fw 190A-5/U12 W. Nr 1501 White 4

flown by Oblt Walter Nowotny of 1./JG 54 on the Eastern Front. The Aircraft is finished in RLM 76 undersurface with RLM 70/71 Upper surfaces. This aircraft had a yellow under cowl and a yellow fuselage stripe through the Hakenkreuz. The lower section of the rudder was painted yellow as well. The Spinner and prop are in RLM 71. The Sturmbock emblem is painted just below the cockpit.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the review sample


EagleCals decals are available from Eagle Editions Website
or Hobby Retailers including Squadron.com.
     


Preview Text Copyright 2005 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 20 April, 2005
Last updated 20 April, 2005

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