X72194: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 1
Scott Van Aken
RAF, FAA & Commonwealth Single-Engine types
A great new
sheet from Xtradecal is this one celebrating the 70th anniversary of D-day. This
one concentrates on RAF, FAA, and Commonwealth squadrons (which means mostly
green/grey over grey planes), all of which have invasion stripes. These are all
single engine aircraft, which is one reason there are so many options. In fact,
it is easier for me to provide a
link to Hannants so you
can see them all.
We are provided unique markings and insignia for
16 different aircraft. These are Spitfires, Mustangs, Typhoons, Tempests,
Hurricanes and a Swordfish.
Spitfire LF Mk.Vb BL415 AZ-B 234(Madras Presidency) Sqn Flt.Lt Walt 'Johnnie'
Johnston RAF Deanland;Spitfire Mk.Vb BL591 BA-U A Flt 277 Air Sea Rescue Sqn RAF
Spitfire HF.Mk.VII MD172 NX-L 133 Sqn RAF Harrowbeer Overall MSG/PRU Blue; MD106
YQ-W 'Isabel II' 616 Sqn Flt.Lt Jack Cleland 616 Sqn RAF Culmhead
Spitfire Mk.IXb/c MK892 ZD-C 222 Sqn RAF Coolham; ML407 OU-V 485(New Zealand)
Sqn RAF Chailey; NH171 AH-Z 332(Norwiegian) RAF Bognor
Spitfire FR.Mk.IXc MK915 V 16 Sqn A.12 Bailleroy, France Overall PRU Pink
Spitfire Mk.XIVe RB188 DL-K 'Brunhilde' 91 Sqn RAF West Malling
Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib NM293 TP-D 198 Sqn Flt.Ser J.S.Fraser-Petherbridge RAF
Thorney Island; MN625 MR-B 245(Nth Rhodesian) Sqn Flt.Off Flt.Off W.Smith RAF
North American P-51B Mustang Mk.II FR919 'N' II(AC) Sqn RAF B.10 Plumetot; P-51B
Mustang Mk.III FB226 MT-K 122 Sqn RAF Funtington; FX855 541 Sqn RAF Benson
overall PRU Blue
Hawker Tempest Mk.V JN812 SA-H 486(New Zealand) Sqn RAF Newchurch
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc MW367 DR-B 'Jessie' 1697 (Air Dispatch Letter Service)
Flight RAF Northolt; Sea Hurricane Mk.IIc NF698 7-D 835 NAS HMS Nairana;
Fairey Swordfish NF211/Q 616 NAS RNAS St Merryn
As you can see, this is a superb sheet for the RAF fan and one would be hard
pressed not to model several of the options available. You have to look no
farther than Airfix to find new tool kits for most of these options
My thanks to
Hannants for the review sheet. You can get yours
at this link.
If you would like your product reviewed fairly and quickly, please contact
me or see other details in the Note to Contributors.