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IsraDecal IAF-42

F-16C/D Barak


1/48 scale




S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: IAF-42 - F-16C/D Barak
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Waterslide decals
Price: $22 USD
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent quality, multiple options, stenciling included.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Dave Williams

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F i r s t   L o o k


Isradecal’s latest 1/48 scale decal offering is essentially an updated replacement for their pervious Barak sheet IAF-21, now out of print..  The package contains two main decal sheets, a small supplemental sheet, and an 8-page instruction book.  The main decal sheets provide multiple squadron markings, full stenciling, flare/chaff dispensers, and various number styles.  Sufficient national insignia and stenciling are provided for two aircraft.   The decals are thin, in register, and printed by Microscale.  Unlike the main sheet decals, the small supplemental sheet, containing IAF 50th Anniversary markings, is printed on a solid clear film, requiring that these two decals be cut out individually. 

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The instruction book contains specific marking details for the following aircraft, all in standard FS 33531/34424/30219/36375 camouflage: 

·         F-16C/D Block 30, First Jet Squadron, #360 and #077.  #077 was the only F-16D Block 30 operated by the squadron.

·         F-16C/D Block 30, Knights of the North Squadron, #378 and #034.  Like the First Jet Squadron, only the Knights of the North only operated a single F-16D (#034).

·         F-16C/D Block 30, Valley Squadron, #088 and #355.  The squadron was primarily an F-16D operator and #335 was the only single-seater flown by the squadron.

·         F-16D Block 30, #055, Valley Squadron, 2001.  Special 50th Squadron Anniversary badge.

·         F-16D Block 30, First Fighter Squadron, #023.

·         F-16C/D Blocks 30 and 40, Test & Evaluation Unit, #301, #020, and #601.

·         F-16C/D Block 40, Scorpion Squadron, #678, #503, and #539, 2003.

·         F-16CD Block 40, First Fighter Squadron, #508 and #673, 2003.  Original markings with full red/white striped rudder.

·         F-16C Block 40, First Fighter Squadron, #557, 2005.  New tail markings consisting of a large winged skull, designed by Ra’anan Weiss (the owner of Isradecals) and partial rudder striping.  This aircraft was previously flown by the Scorpion Squadron.  In late 2004, the Scorpion Squadron became an F-16D Block 40-only squadron, and its F-16Cs were transferred to the First Fighter Squadron., gaining the new tail art in the process 

Recommended kits are the various Hasegawa F-16C and D kits. 

Highly Recommended!

Review sample kindly provided by Isradecal. 

Preview Text Copyright © 2005 by Dave Williams
This Page Created on 14 June, 2005
Last updated 13 June, 2005

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