1/48 scale insignia for East
Parts 1 & 2
Fliegerrevue - TOM
S u m m a r y
||5704 - NVA Insignia
57-5 - NVA Insignia 1975-1990
||One 155mm x 110mm decal sheet;
one double-sided illustrated instruction sheet (in German); one
single-sided sheet of history and identification (in English supplied by
Linden Hill Imports)
USD$5.50 each from Linden Hill
coverage of virtually all official (and one non-official) variation of East
German military aircraft insignia; useful applications for the many recent
Eastern Bloc aeroplanes and helicopters recently released; perfect
registration; thin carrier film; bonus "special" markings; different stencil
styles supplied for aircraft numbers.
|| Recommended for any
modellers of East German aircraft
Reviewed by Brett Green
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Eastern Bloc aviation has received plenty of attention from model
The last ten years has been especially kind to modellers who like to build
Soviet fighters. We have MiG-29 kits, MiG-21s, MiG-19s (including the excellent
new Trumpeter kits); MiG-17s and MiG-15 variants.
The East German Air Force (NVA) operated all of these aircraft and many more
that are available in plastic. German company Fliegerrevue TOM has produced two
limited-edition decal sheets to supply virtually any variation of NVA national
markings to East German markings that flew between 1956 and 1990.
The instructions include a remarkable history of the markings, dating from
the first waterslide transfers applied to early NVA aircraft, through the
development of various stencil versions, up to the final decals as used on
MiG-29s and Su-22s. In case anyone was wondering about the emblem in the centre
of the NVA markings, it is the national coat of arms comprising a hammer and
compass surrounded by a garland of corn.
Also included on the sheets are several different sets of red stencil
aircraft numbers. The styles of the numbers themselves are quite consistent, but
the stencil breaks varied.
Special markings, in the form of Quality decorations, kill marks (that's
right, East German aircraft with kill marks - for the destruction of target
drones in the Soviet Union) and others are also provided on the sheets.
The sheets are small but packed with markings. As complex as the many
marking variations may seem, the instructions make it quite clear to which
aircraft and in which era they apply. The quality of the decals is very high
too, with perfect registration and minimal carrier film.
These decals will be a very useful companion to anyone who wants to build
East German aircraft in 1/48 scale and, at only USD$5.50 each, there is no
reason not to buy both!
Thanks to Linden Hill Imports for the review sample.
Linden Hill Decals are available
from Linden Hill Imports' website
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