Aeromaster 48-550 for S-3B/ES-3A

Units: VS-21, VS-38 and VQ-5


$9.50 ($7.50 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

Here is a nice sheet for those of us who have S-3 or ES-3 kits and want something a bit different from what comes in the box. All of the Vikings are S-3Bs so need to have a few mods made to them to bring the S-3A kit up to snuff with what is currently flying.  All are in the low vis scheme of overall FS 36375 with black around the cockpit area.

First is the CAG bird from VS-21 from USS Kitty Hawk in 1998. You'll have to paint the fin black on this one.

Next is the VS-38 bird from the USS Constellation in 1998. This is one of the Outlaw Viking comm relay birds with the extra satcom antennas.

Finally is the VQ-5 ES-3A from the Carl Vinson circa 1995. This aircraft also carries CAG colors.

Good luck trying to do any additional research on these schemes as all of them come from a Japanese photographer and there are no available publications for you to verify the schemes.

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

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