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F/A-18E OIF Screamin' Eagles


1/72 scale


Twobobs Decals



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

Two Bobs 72-030 F/A-18E OIF Screamin Eagles

Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: See text below
Price: USD$9.50 from http://www.twobobs.net
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Colorful subjects; decals in register and with minimal carrier film; legible and comprehensive stencil data; full color instructions
Recommendation: Recommended.

Reviewed by Mike Reeves

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The F/A-18E Hornet is the US Navys newest Fighter/Strike Aircraft/Recce aircraft/OIF jet. There are a few kits of this jet available in 1/72 scale. From Revell Germany, Italeri and Hasegawa. This sheet can be used on any of those kits.

The sheet covers three jets from VFA-113 “Screamin’ Eagles” aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. All three of the jets sport markings honoring the heroes of the New York Fire Department Ladder Company 54. The markings were applied during their cruise supporting Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom. The names applied to the three aircraft were members of Fire Station 54 who lost their lives on 9/11.

This sheet is quite special considering its markings. I cannot think of any better way to honor the heroes that sacrificed their lives to help those in need.

As usual you get enough markings to do all three jets completely in 1/72 scale. The decals are in register and the colors are quite dense. You also get photos of the actual aircraft to aid in painting and markings placement. Bob shouldcbe proud of this sheet!!

I can honestly say I am no Hornet expert. I was USAF J . In fact I had no idea that the Super Bug was even in combat prior to getting this sheet!

As usual it is quite impressive and will provide the modeler with three excellent options for his/her Super Bug.



My thanks to Bob Sanchez at Two Bobs Aviation Graphics for the review sample

Twobobs Decals are available online directly from their website at http://www.twobobs.net

Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Mike Reeves
This Page Created on 12 May, 2004
Last updated 21 August, 2004

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