Berna Decals 7262 F-84E/G Thunderjet

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@12 euros


Scott Van Aken

This is a nice sheet from Berna that covers NATO Thunderjets. All of these aircraft are in unpainted metal with olive drab anti-glare panels. All of these planes were in service in 1954/55/56, with some of these lasting until the '60s.

There are seven markings options for planes from three nations.

The first four options are for French aircraft with two units, G.R. 2/33 and 3/33. Two options for each unit are provided. Note that the first one shown has Fletcher tip tanks as used on the T-33. To my knowledge, no 1/72 F-84E/G kit provides these.

Next we have a pair of Norwegian aircraft from 334 Squadron. Both options have red, white, and blue fins and are equipped with Fletcher tanks.

Finally, a Dutch option from 306 Squadron.

The sheet provides notes on each option and mentions that some of the color information is speculative. We would have thought that there would be a lot of color images from the 50s, but apparently this is not the case and monochromatic film was the base film type well into the 1960s. There are a lot of kits out there for the plank wing F-84 and any of them would work just fine with these markings.

July 2021

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