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Occupational USAF in Germany
||available in 1/72 and 1/48 scales
|Contents and Media:
||1 x full sized decal sheet; 1 x
smaller decal sheet; glossy double-sided instruction
1/72 scale £7.95
1/48 scale £11.95
both available online from Fantasy Printshop
||Excellent range of options; superbly
printed; very high quality (and attractively laid out) detailed
instructions; stencil data included.
|| Highly Recommended
Reviewed by Floyd Werner
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Looking for some different markings for a P-47D or the P-51D, try making them
an F-47 or an F-51? What is the difference you say? How about Stars and Bars?
How about buzz markings? How about the USAF Occupational Forces markings in
Germany in 1946? Not Luftwaffe ’46, but actual aircraft markings from the
immediate post war era. For the first time that I can recall, this overlooked
and historically significant era can be represented.
This sheet from Euro Decals covers P-51Ds in 1945/46 and the F-47Ds in July1948.
Seven aircraft, five P-51Ds and two F-47Ds, are presented on the two sheets in
1/48th and two sheets in 1/72nd.
Click the thumbnails below to view
The P-51s are from the 355th FG and the F-47s are from the 86th FBW/FTW. One
of the Mustangs represents the aircraft flown by Col. Claiborne Kinnard, Jr. of
4th FG fame in the immediate post war period. Most of the aircraft have nose art
that is nicely rendered. All the P-51s are in natural metal and sport fin
fillets. The first is coded YF-W, named “Little Plug” This is the most WWII
looking of the aircraft, except for the buzz numbers on the lower wing. Red area
aft of the spinner and tail with a white spinner makes it a very attractive
airplane. The next three Mustangs sport the white spinner and the red on the
rudder and behind the spinner. The aircraft WR-B, named “Wolverine”, has the
fuselage ringed in Red and Yellow stripes, not as large as invasion stripes but
quite colorful. The next airplane is WR-Z, Named “Mr. Lucky”, has nose markings
of a nude fairy or maybe it is an angel, which is nicely done. The fourth
Mustang coded WR-o is named “Arlene”. It is similar markings to the other P-51s
with the red and yellow fuselage stripes, red aft spinner and tail and white
nose. The final P-51 is Kinnard’s aircraft. Sporting a YF fuselage code with
red, yellow and blue fuselage, tail and nose stripes this is one colorful
The first F-47D has yellow tail and nose, as well as, black highlights. What I
found interesting is the markings for the US Air Force along with the stars and
bars. The other F-47D has a red cowling with red pin stripes along the fuselage
sides. Very nice touch. Both aircraft somehow look different with the stars and
The decals look very nice. The colors look great for the aircraft specific
decals but the American star and bars look a little too light for my liking. The
decals are opaque and respond well with the MicroSol and Set system.
The decals are a nice change from the usual World War II markings.
Thanks to Euro Decals for the review sample
Euro Decals are
available online via Fanstasy Printshop's website
Review Copyright © 2006 by Floyd Werner
Page Created 08 February, 2006
Last updated 07 February, 2006
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