Superscale 48-1166: EA-6B Prowler

Units: VAQ-136




Scott Van Aken

Next from Superscale is this nice CAG bird from VAQ-136 "Iron Claw", based on the USS Kitty Hawk, (the oldest carrier in the fleet and, I believe the only non nuclear powered one) home ported in Japan. It will be interesting to see how much longer the US will have military forces in this country. Anyway, the recommended kit is the Monogram EA-6B with the appropriate resin updates. There is an Airfix kit of this aircraft in 1/48 but it is not recommended and has been out of production for a very long time.

In all, a very nice sheet that provides all the markings you'll need. I should mention that the 'blank' area on the upper portion of the sheet is actually very fine yellow trim lines for the tail markings.

March 2007

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