Starfighter Decals 144-126: RA-5C Vigilante part 2


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RVAH-9 and RVAH-11


Scott Van Aken


For Revell/Otaki kit. Alps printed.

This next new sheet from Starfighter decals is the second one for the Vigilante. The only extant kit is the old Otaki version that has been reissued by Revell. Not exactly one that is readily found, but also not one that is impossible to find. This sheet offers markings for two aircraft.

One is RVAH-9 'Owls' and was attached to the USS Nimitz for their 1976-77 cruise and one of the last ones for the Vigilante.

The other one is for RVAH-11 'Checker Tails' This one is from the 1972 USS Constellation cruise. This one is a bit different in that it has 'sharkmouth' intake warning stripes.

This particular sheet is ALPs printed so will require care in handling and in cutting out the various markings. There are enough data markings  and insignia to do both aircraft. Instructions are in full color and provide FS 595 references as well as markings placement information.

Those of us who are fans of 1/144 should be glad that Starfighter Decals has taken the time and trouble to provide us with optional markings and they don't charge a fortune for them either. Well worth the cost and I highly recommend visiting them to see what else they offer.

Thanks to for the review sample.

September 2008

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