Twobobs 48-026 F-15E Strike Eagles

Units: 366 Wing


$10.50 MSRP


Scott Van Aken

The recent events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the United States getting involved in another war, this time in Afghanistan where US forces were used to try to root out the terrorist network responsible for the New York attacks. The success of  'Enduring Freedom' has still not been fully realized as ground forces are still there doing the hard slugging work of rooting these people out of hiding. However, the job of reducing much of the country to even more rubble has been completed and a portion of that was accomplished on the USAF side using F-15E Strike Eagles from the 366 Wing at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho (the 4 Wing guys had their glory during Desert Storm).

This sheet offers the option of six aircraft, all from the 391st squadron 'Bold Tigers'. Each of these aircraft was given patriotic nose art emblazoned in part with '9-11-2001, Never Forget'. There were also mission markings applied to each of these aircraft.

Typical of Twobobs sheets, there are photographs of the aircraft to assist with decal placement. There is also a listing of appropriate kits and aftermarket items that can be used in conjunction with this sheet. In addition, several of the markings are provided in sections for those who want to be absolutely sure there are no mis-registration problems.

If there is any complaint I might have with this sheet it is with the decal placement guide. Specifically, because they are using color, the resulting profiles are so dark (see the initial image) as to make seeing where the decals go a real chore, and in some cases impossible. I might recommend that in the future, with aircraft that are this dark, go ahead and lighten them up so that we can see where things go. Same thing with the backgrounds, which are so strong that, in my mind, they just add to the general clutter.

Aside from that little nit-pic, the decals are superb and if you are doing a Strike Eagle, you should really consider this set.

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get this sheet at 20-30% below retail.

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